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Cover of Born to Shine by Ashley LeMieux
October 2019
Morgan James Publishing

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Born to Shine

Practical Tools to Help You Shine, Even in Life’s Darkest Moments
Ashley LeMieux

"Born to Shine," a Publishers Weekly bestseller, is a story of loss, resilience and the life-changing lessons found in the darkest seasons of life.

When Ashley LeMieux and her husband lost their children in an adoption battle, it sent her into a tailspin that, ultimately, taught Ashley how to soar. Most people live with constant fears, burdens and pains. "Born to Shine"  shares Ashley’s message of hope for women brave enough to say that everything is not OK. The message is also for those who want the courage to believe they are not done yet ― the unique message that acknowledges the overwhelming truth that even when life is in ruins, people can still shine. "Born to Shine" tells the LeMieux family’s story in installments with alternating chapters and practical applications in between. It shares stories, lessons and practical tools to help women shine despite the darkness, to press forward one day at a time even when there is no end in sight, and to turn their most painful moments into their greatest teachers and signposts to true, deep, unassailable joy.


Ashley LeMieux earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at Arizona State University in 2011.

Praise for this book

“While the causes may be different, there isn’t a human alive who gets through this life without being challenged by heartbreak or adversity. Ashley LeMieux has been in the depths of despair and fought her way back, becoming one of the most inspiring and positive people I know. 'Born to Shine' teaches us when all is lost, how to find hope.”

Sara Walsh
Emmy Award-winning sportscaster

“Few people can achieve the balance of delivering a raw and personal story in a way that is relevant, applicable and powerful to someone with a completely different story. Ashley has done that so beautifully in 'Born to Shine.' This a tool, not just for the woman who desperately needs to experience healing but also for any gal who needs to learn how to live beyond her circumstances with boldness, joy and confidence.”

Jordan Dooley
Best-selling author