On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 12/5/22}

Nov 2, 2022

Book Details:

On The Edge of Shattered: A Mother’s Experience of Discovering Freedom Through Sobriety by Kimberly Kearns
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 252 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help
Publisher: Glass Spider Publishing
Release date: November 2022
Tour dates: Nov to Nov 28, 2022
Content Rating: PG-13 + M: Intended for adults only, contains information on alcoholism, contains some profanity.

Book Description:

Before she stopped drinking for good, Kim was lying to herself and everyone she knew about her daily habit—sneaking morning sips of vodka behind her husband’s back, emptying bottles of wine and hiding the evidence from her family, and convincing herself that nothing was wrong and everything was under control. Until she realized that it wasn’t, and that her dishonesty could cost her everything she loved. What would happen to her marriage if things continued in this way? And how could she be a mother to her young children if she remained trapped in this cycle of abuse? Deciding she had to make a change, Kim threw herself into a new life of sobriety seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic. But only after severing the chains of bondage did she realize how much work there was still to do. Opening the doors to buried memories and past traumas was only the beginning. Throughout her journey to sobriety, Kim would come to terms with the secrets and lies told by her parents and loved ones, allowing her a clarity and freedom she never before thought possible.

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Review By LAWonder10:

On the Edge of Shattered is a true story of the gradual addition of alcohol and a woman who had the courage to admit she had no control over it and finally sought help in overcoming it.

Kim shares her story from past to present. She has cleverly intertwined it as reflections, yet it is dated so the reader does not get lost.

She shares the dysfunctions of her childhood family. Though her parents had many arguments, and the father was absent a lot because of work, the parents strived to maintain a type of unity and made time for their children. Although it was a difficult situation, for the sake of the children, the parents did their best to give the children a stable home life.

In her memoir, Kim points out that many families try to appear to others that theirs is a strong family unit, when in fact, many families have real problems “behind closed doors”.

She shares her good memories of childhood, often clouded by discord. She also shares how she felt being inebriated is the only way to hide her pain and find happiness, when in fact, she later realized it weakened her, and made her a slave to alcoholism.  

She shares what led to her addiction. meeting her boyfriends, then her husband, and discovering who were true friends. The love of her children was the driving force in facing her life and admitting she had a real problem, then seeking the help she needed.

This is a very interesting account of some of the reasons people become addicts, make excuses, not face their addiction, and some of the extreme difficulties experienced with withdrawal. It also presents the way one can successfully overcome that addiction.

Throughout the story, Kim emphasizes the importance of complete honesty and openness in creating strong relationships of all types.

There is occasional profanity which slightly ruined the book for me. With effort, the author can create an equal amount of emotions and attitudes without actually using foul words.

The beginning of the book was slightly confusing to me and it took me a few pages into the story before I was able to feel connected to the story. For this reason, 

I offer a Four Stars rating.

This Book was Gifted to me with no pressure to post a positive review. This s my honest review.

Guest Post:

Don’t Be Afraid of Disappointment

It is normal to be scared of failing. To be frightened of not doing as well as you might hope. We all worry about being let down by something, and at times it holds us back completely from even going through with the action. Sometimes it is just easier to not even try than to set yourself up for disappointment.

That was a lot of how my mother taught me to manage things from an early age. She encouraged me to hide from the things that were tough or scary. This was her way of protecting me since she never wanted me to fail or get hurt.

For a long time, that was how I saw my drinking. I was too scared to admit that alcohol had a hold on me. I was terrified to talk to my husband, seek help or deal with my addiction because it seemed too hard. I didn’t want to give up drinking fully, because I never believed I would succeed. I always was afraid of disappointing myself and being unable to follow through with it.

I have come to realize, as an adult, that hiding from the things that challenge us will only hold us back. Being scared of growth and moving forward in life, will keep us stuck in the past. We will never be our most true, authentic selves if we cannot move forward and face what we are most afraid of in this world.

So if you are questioning your relationship with alcohol, then name it. Maybe you’re questioning your relationship with your partner? Talk about it. Perhaps you despise your job. It’s time to say it. You can no longer hide from it. It’s time to face the truth and move forward. Without such vulnerability and honesty, you will never grow and find true joy.

Meet the Author:

Kimberly Kearns is a wife to an incredible husband and a mother to three beautiful children. She currently lives in Need-ham, Massachusetts. She continues to tell her story of sobriety and inspire others every day on her blog at kimberlykearns.com, and through her Instagram account @asoberandstrongmom. Kimberly co-hosts the podcast The Weekend Sober and is a writer for the Webby Award-winning narrative podcast F*cking Sober: The First 90 Days. Writing has always been an escape for Kimberly, even as a little girl. Being able to express herself in words and getting lost in her imagination has served as a source of comfort to her as far back as she can remember.

Connect with the author: website ~ instagram ~ facebook  ~ bookbub ~  goodreads

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