Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Occasional Moments of Happiness By Shana Donyaei GIVEAWAY!


All Shana Lesser ever wanted growing up was to be one of the popular, pretty girls sitting at the back of the school bus, flirting with all the cute boys. But that never happened for this shy, lanky girl, voted quietest by her classmates. A perpetual dreamer, she poured out all her secret hopes and fears through the pages of her soul confidant—her journal. Seeking comfort in the confidence of a friend, she learned to be a follower. During her teenage years, she found herself in the party scene, searching for her knight-in-shining grunge rocker, someone to make her whole and fill the empty places inside her. The question being, how many toads would stomp on her heart until she finally found her prince? Occasional Moments of Happiness is a bittersweet and quirky account of one woman’s journey to find lasting joy not dependent on the number on the scale, the guy from the night before who promised to call but never did, or her fizzled supermodel dreams. Set during the eighties and nineties in Seattle’s rainy coffee culture, it’s a roller-coaster ride you won’t want to miss.

Pick up your copy here...

Shana Donyaei is a 'city girl' at heart and misses walking to the store in West Seattle and carrying her groceries home. She has spent the last 19 years living in a rural community on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington state with her husband and three children. As a stay-at-home mom, this setting afforded her time to complete two manuscripts. She looks forward to this next chapter in her life,  after publishing her first book.

My Thoughts...
This reads like a life long testimony from someone who has lots to tell us and share with us.
Memoirs are sometimes not everyones cup of tea. But they are like sitting down and talking to an old friend you learn so much about the person.
I really hope that you will grab a copy and share it with those that you love.
I gave this book 4 stars.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. This is such a sad day, but I had to check your blog.

  2. I'm reading the Bible all day today, I wish this day would never happen. Good luck to all who enter this giveaway.

    1. You are the Winner! I will get your book in the mail to you tomorrow!