February 15, 2017

Everything and a Happy Ending Book Review

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Everything and a Happy Ending Book Review

Hey, y'all!  Not too long ago I was chosen to read and review this book.  I have not reviewed a book before this but I do love to read, so I jumped at that opportunity.  When I was first contact about Everything and a Happy Ending, I knew nothing about the book other than it was about the author's journey to happiness.  Through reading this book, I realized that it is like a self-help book.  Tia shares her trial and tribulations of her road to happiness to help others.  Tia states this book is her story of her truth...being a father's daughter.  I love that every chapter starts with a quote, however, my favorite quote is, "Be gentle with yourself.  You are a child of the universe, no less than the tress and the stars.  In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul".  I personally think that quote sums up the purpose of EAAHE to the T.  I also love that Tia states that she feared of opening up to her truths but goes on to state, "sharing the gifts I received through some of these experiences might offer something positive to someone".

I love that this book is her journey from admitting that she was ashamed of where she came from but through life's multiple lessons and pathways, she found acceptance of and her way back to her roots.  Tia reflects on childhood memories and understands it a bit differently with an adult mind.  In EAAHE, Tia owns up to her past and speaks the truth about it in a way to understand that everything happens for a reason at that time.  

I think this is a great book for those that enjoy reading self-help books, especially ones that involve making peace with your past and your family.  By reading EAAHE, one will be able to understand how much Tia had to overcome and understand to get her happy ending.  However, I personally did not care for it.  There are many pages to read before even getting to the first chapter and personally I had a hard time staying interested in the book.  With that in mind, there was many times I had to reread sections.  The book is well written, I just think this type of book is not for me, but if you like reading about other people's journey to internal peace and happiness, please check out Tia Shurina's book, Everything and a Happy Ending.
~Rambling Holly

EAAHE, a memoir published by Mascot Books, details the journey & soulful shift of her story as Tia shares her holy grail & trail she took to transform her life. After moving through her own metamorphosis she then helped an old friend, Ray Romano, move through his own transition, going with the flow very privately, but most profoundly. “My journey almost destroyed me. Almost. Boy have I come to like that word. What a pleasurable word almost can be. You may almost be ready to buy my book. You may almost be ready to begin an amazing new journey of your own. You may almost be over that rainbow Judy Garland sings about. What great potential almost can hold if you can flip your way of thinking. Just imagine, controlled pessimism, doubt & fear flipped into blind optimism, faith & love.” 

That flip helped Tia move to a place where heaven meets earth…the pearly gates of her own happy ending. Changing the ending for her story brought a pure, precious, peace of heart, but kicked her butt a bit as she made her way…committed to keeping her faith. 

The book was a Plan C, maybe even D, but Tia was determined, after a dedicated intention & divine decision to start swimming more with the current of her life, instead of bucking that flow. Her ordinary, relatable story took an extraordinary, fantastical turn when she showed the Universe she was committed to her intention & her desire to be given an opportunity to make some new, different choices. 

EAAHE is a memoir that shares the “how’d that happen?” & the “how’d she do that?” in a holy hope of helping others to see life in a new way. EAAHE recounts 3 inter-connected relationships & love stories that enabled Tia to love truly, deeply, & most of all, love herself. Three special circles she rounded with Ray, her dad, & her ex-husband. A true woman’s full circle journey to learn how to really trust, how to “thine own self be true”, & then, the real & true love it led her ‘round back to. It shares how the power of love & a journey to intimacy helped her make a faithful flip which began a sacred circle & new chapter…one that would allow a different ending for a story she had begun writing for herself when she was much younger. One that Tia feels strongly will inspire other women of a certain age to keep faith that it’s not too late to write a new ending for their own, as they embrace their history, not try to re-write.

Tia is, most days, filled with joy. She is, every day, filled with peace. She looks forward to a happy ending each new day now, however it unfolds, whomever it holds, & whatever way the Universe molds, as she continues to create a new “happily ever after”, staying committed to rising above her fears, moving out of her comfort zones, and going with the flow of her life.

Here is what the customers are saying about the book on Amazon - If you are interested in reading the book, here is where to find it - check out on Amazon or from Tia's own site.  Here is a Press Release about the book.  This is a sponsored post. Some of the links in the post may be affiliate links which means that the blog you are reading it on may receive a small percentage of compensation if you decide to purchase the book on this site.


-Rambling Holly

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