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Shannon Symonds

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in Portland, Oregon, The United States
January 07





Member Since
November 2016


Shannon Symonds newest novel, "Finding Hope," is a stand-alone containing the same beloved characters as her first book, “Safe House,” a fiction and Whitney Award Nominee was released by Bonneville/Cedar Fort Publishing and Media.

About the Author

Shannon worked for 15-years as an Advocate serving survivors of abuse alongside law enforcement. Shannon lives in a small coastal town in Oregon where she runs by the sea, works and writes about what she knows ~ strong women and how to survive.

Her massive family provide inspiration for the humor in her stories. She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Shannon can’t cook, but she believes we can change the world one heart at a time. She is a survivor, broken, and has come

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Shannon Symonds The in-laws are making a surprise visit! They are bringing your new husband's old girlfriend, you know, the one his mother likes better!
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Safe House

4.10 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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4.54 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Finding Hope by Shannon Symonds
"This is such an uplifting and inspirational read, it really shows the characters banding together in tough times. There are a few different storylines throughout each with plenty goin on to keep you turning the page. It touches on themes of violence " Read more of this review »
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Grace Where You Are by Emily Belle Freeman
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I read both this beautiful book and listened to the audio book read by the author. I recommend this book for every Christian, especially members of my faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This book answers many important questions ...more
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
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Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“It’s funny, because we all read history and we think, ‘Oh, I would … have risen up, I would have fought, I would have been an abolitionist,' And I tell them, ‘No, you wouldn’t have. If you would have, you’d be doing that right now. You know trafficking exists, you’ve heard of it, but you don’t want to look.”
Tim Ballard (Operation Underground Railroad)

Marjorie Pay Hinckley
“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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