I often receive requests to review books on my blog, and only a few of them grab my attention. I was really looking forward to reading Tia Shurina’s book, and it certainly did not disappoint! I hope you can enjoy reading this interesting story as much as I did!
This book is full of surprises, just when you think you understand where the author is going, you will be happily surprised – the events take a different turn, and you will definitely stay engaged to keep reading throughout the story.
A lot of the times books I read I cannot get myself to read to the end, and just stop reading them somewhere in the middle as there is nothing in them that attracts my attention – here the story is so raw in its emotions, that you definitely want to keep reading to the end to see how Tia is going to be able to handle the next turn in her life.
Another reason why the story is so raw is that it is scarily sincere. The author is really putting herself out there, and this is a difficult thing to do – you know you are writing a book that anyone can read – your nosy neighbor, your friends, your relatives, your co-workers – and you have to be able to say it as it is, if it is a true memoir, and you are not trying to hide or sugarcoat anything.
I blog, and due to what I do, I also showcase my emotions, feelings, and true me online for everyone to read, and yet I feel that Tia’s book is a real revelation of her true feelings and inner thoughts, more so than I would ever dare to post on my blog – sometimes when we write things for others, we inadvertently want to please our readers, and it is hard to make a piece of writing perfect without stretching the truth, sweeping stuff under the rug to make everyone like it. Here Tia is not afraid of criticism, and there can be none – how can one criticize someone else’s innermost soul in its emotion, feelings, and experience – this is just what Tia has encountered in her life, for better or for worse, and there can be no criticism as to what one feels or has to get through.
Some of the most moving parts in the book for me have to do with Tia’s feelings towards her father. There is a lot of emotion, and tribulations that Tia had to endure in that relationship. It is very interesting to see the progress of their story, from Tia’s youth to the more mature period, and how the relationship evolved through the years. I find one of the most difficult parts for me was the grieving chapters. I tend to concentrate on grief a lot in my life, and agree with Tia that grief helps us sort through and deal with our emotions, sometimes better than what we experience and understand in the calm and positive days of living.
It is interesting to read Tia’s perspective on marriage, and how she had to face her unhappiness, and move to resolve it. This is not something everyone does, and it certainly deserves praise for being true to her own feelings, and being able to resolve the situation. Sometimes it is hard to find that bravery that might seem natural to some people, but is not always there for everyone. There are so many seemingly happy families out there that stay together, for better or for worse, and resolve to their unhappiness, and it does not need to be that way. It is very interesting to read as Tia goes through her thoughts and feelings, and how she finds peace in her decisions, and finds her happiness.
Tia finds a true friend in Emilio in her book, and describes how their relationship started, and went on. It is such a truly colorful journey of love that Tia describes, what an amazing way to put those thoughts on paper, what a beautiful love story! It is so realistic, and real, and so intense. This is a great, easy read if you would like to immerse yourself in a sensitive and difficult one woman’s journey of finding the connection through hardship of life, when people she cares about and loves are leaving her all alone to never come back again. Grief leaves you so vulnerable, and fragile, and it is lovely to be able to spring back to life through love that can heal some of the wounds, and inspire to live again.
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 – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015I13RDC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1#customerReviews
Here is a Press Release about the book – http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/will-tia-shurina-give-ray-romano-a-happy-ending-new-memoir-reveals-relationship-and-unveils-transformation-300212049.html
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