Everything and a Happy Ending


Everything and a Happy Ending is a memoir about love, relationships, and going through hell and coming back with a smile on your face. Tia Shurina shares her story about finding out she has cancer, and the three men who get her through the worst parts of her life. One of them who you might recognize. In her own words, Tia takes on us on a journey through the rollercoaster that is her life, in an often quite humorous and upbeat voice.

Her faith in God never waivers through the pages of this book, and the stories she shares about her father and her relationships with friends and other family show how she has grown as a person. She understands what it means to love, and she doesn’t take other people for granted.

The sole purpose of this book is to understand how our inner selves can be different than the self that we portray to the world. That was clearly an inspiring angle for me to read. Often times, we showcase the best parts of ourselves, and keep the nitty gritty in the dark.

One of the major aspects of this book is understanding your own personal truths, and how doing so can become inspirational not only to yourself, but to the people who read your story. I found this book to be quite the learning experience, it gave me many things to think about as I turned the pages and read Tia’s story.

The narrative in this book is definitely unique, as Tia explores her own wording for different lessons in her life, but it also makes you think. Especially when you see how Tia takes her journey through the hard stuff, but she does it in a light and forgiving way. I enjoyed this book, even the blurb on the front cover got me intrigued to keep reading. Tia seems like the type of person who has a million stories to tell, and would gladly sit with you over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and regale you in her past. I think this book deserves a lot of attention, I give this 4 out of 5 stars. Thank you to Tia for sending this book to me.

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