Friday, July 2, 2021

Finding My Sunshine Book by Shannon Leith McGuire

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Book Details:

Book TitleFinding My Sunshine (A Memoir)
Author:  Shannon Leith McGuire.
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 198 pages
Genre:  Memoir
Publisher:  Sunshine Street Press
Release date:  March 2021
Content RatingPG+M for bad language, anger, and suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, and assault

 Book Description:

"What if that someone was you?" Shannon had been so quick to blame others for her anger. She knew she was drowning in darkness and pain; being born with a learning disability made her feel defeated by life. She tried drinking heavily in order to quiet the demons. After being kicked out of college, Shannon took a leap of faith and started working in a nursing home. That's when her angels appeared and the miracle began. The insight and wisdom she gained from those elderly new friends led her on an inspiring journey of discovery and self-acceptance. Each of us has our own path. Some of us just need angels to help us find it. This is her story. 

I rated this book 5 *****'s 

Those special moments mean a lot to the residents 

Life sometimes is hard and not fair. It happened to all of us unfortunately with Shannon who is the main and my favorite character of this inspiring, emotional, and soul searcher story. 

I know from the start that I will enjoy reading this book. As a healthcare worker particularly a housekeeper in the nursing home, this book I know will put an impact on my life.  I have noticed and watched how the CNA takes care of the resident. It is tough, overwhelming especially when they are short staff but at the same time happiness, they bring to each resident and their families. I was asked by the CNA, supervisor why will not apply for a CNA instead of housekeeping? CNA is not an easy job compared to cleaning the residents' room. This book is indeed a wide opening for me how being a CNA is. Shannon is not a quitter and I admired that in her. She never stops to reach her dreams despite what happened to her life. A woman with a learning disability, being bullied, cheated but has a heart of gold. She finally let go of her demons and see light at the end of the tunnel.

This book is so inspiring. I enjoyed reading it. I am looking forward to reading more of the author's writing. 

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Meet the Author:

Shannon was raised in a small town in Eastern Montana, where you leave your car keys in the ignition and your front door unlocked all the time. The kind of place where sunsets and sunrises can be seen for miles on the horizon. Where the spring crickets and frogs resting in the irrigation ditches helped transition the days into a calm resting night. Where the winters can get so cold, air can freeze. It was only after she was academically suspended by the college she was attending, that she became a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). She did her training in Billings, Montana and it was there she learned how to take care of others and bonded with the geriatric population. For over five years, Shannon worked in the same nursing home where she received her training. The work was hard, but it grounded her and helped her find balance in what had become a deeply unbalanced life. It was not until she was a CNA, at one of the hospitals that she had a dream-three nights in a row-that she was going to become a nurse. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where you may hear her laughing with her husband of over 10 years,  scuba diving in the ocean, taking walks with their rescued pit-bull dog- Darby, or dancing together to life's music.

connect with the author: website
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June 14 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
June 15 – Sadie's Spotlight – book spotlight
June 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
June 17 – Wottaread – book spotlight / author interview
June 18 –Rockin' Book Reviews - book review / guest post / giveaway
June 21 – Books for Books – book spotlight
June 22 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 - Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
June 24 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book review / giveaway
June 25 –Olio by Marilyn - book spotlight / author interview
June 28 – Rajiv's Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
June 29 - Pick a Good Book - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 30 - Fur Everywhere - book review / giveaway
July 1 - Book World Reviews – book review
July 1 – @twilight_reader – book review
July 2 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway

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Shannon Leith McGuire said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my memior. It means the world to me! -Take care-SLM

Shannon Leith McGuire said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my memior! It means the world to me!! -take care- SLM