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Providence [Kindle Edition]

Jamie McGuire , Ginger Hunter
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.

Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.

When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.


Editorial Reviews

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" I found myself getting behind on my daily routine because I just had to read one more page. Love stories aren't my thing, but this book offers so much more in the action and paranormal aspects of it. The writer is so descriptive to the point I felt I was there, in the scene, watching the story unfold, not reading it. I was truly pulled in and completely submerged by Providence." - Amazon reviewer Kara

"I started out thinking I would not like this book because it was a love story...yuck, but I must admit I was pleasantly surprised! This book was amazing. It had me intrigued from the beginning and lots of action in it. I was also impressed with the authors research on the subject matter and places that are in the book. It seemed so real even though it was fantasy. The story plot is very original and out of the ordinary." - Amazon reviewer Amynr

"When I purchased this book, I was a little nervous about reading it because of all the newly published teen paranormal type action/romances. I was pleasantly surprised by the fresh, imaginative, and beautifully written story. The characters are so original, lifelike, and quirky. I fell immediately in love with them, and I couldn't put the book down until I was finished." - Amazon reviewer Adguynes

"I love this book! Jamie does a great job telling the story through her characters' witty, warm, and down-to-earth dialog." - Amazon reviewer NYNative

"Providence has a little bit of everything, romance, angst, suspense, heartbreak, dramatic action sequences, and a lot of suspense building for...well you'll just have to read it and try to put the book down when you start.. I dare ya!" Amazon reviewer S. Naranjo

From the Author

Providence is a YA paranormal romance, appropriate for ages 12+.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1100 KB
  • Print Length: 485 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615417175
  • Publisher: Jamie McGuire; 4 edition (January 13, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004JKMT2Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lave Jamie McGuire! December 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If I have to read one more review that says 'this is an unrealistic view of romance', I'm going to scream. If I wanted REALITY, I wouldn't read fiction. This stuff ISN'T reality, it's FICTION. People read for escape. So, I like to escape for a bit when I read. This story does that. I like Twilight and other stories like it because I like the escape. I read Stephen King when I want to be creeped out. I read biographies when I want to read about real people. Do I expect to find Edward Cullen in real life? No. I read to get drawn into the story, and this story draws you in. Nina is a likeable character who is grieving her father on many levels. His actual death, and finding out he is not the man she thought. Her relationship with Jared is gripping. I found Ryan to be annoying on many levels. I couldn't put Providence down. I tried it because I borrowed Beautiful Disaster on a book lending site, and loved it, and I'm glad I did. I've since bought both in this series from Amazon. See book publishers: book lending actually BOOSTS sales of books. Make ALL BOOKS lendable! If I bought a hard copy, I could lend it to whomever I wanted. E-books need to be lendable too. /soapbox.

If you like YA books, this one will not disappoint.
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59 of 72 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Ugh, this again? July 14, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved Beautiful Disaster. In fact, it's one of my favorite books. I like how the author wrote it which led me to buying this book. I started off with the sample but didn't really like it. I decided to take a chance to see if it would get better later on and bought it. Big mistake.

I cannot get through this book. I am forcing myself to read it simply because I paid five bucks for it. I've put it down for a while in hopes that maybe I'll enjoy it with a fresh mind. So I can only review what I've read so far. And most of it is disappointing.

The story starts off with Nina depressed and slightly catatonic after the death of her father. She eventually gets in a cab and that's when she meets a mysterious and very handsome stranger. Afterwards, she sees him occasionally and the rest of the story is about her college life. She also begins to investigate the strange circumstances of her father's death and uncovers secrets she was never meant to know. What is this world her father kept from her? And what does the handsome stranger that keeps showing up have to do with it?

THE GOOD:

-Claire
She's the only character I really like. She has character and spunk and she's definitely a lot more memorable then her brother.
-When Ryan's in the hospital
My favorite scene is when Ryan and Nina are in the hospital and they use a bunch of advertisement slogans. That was highly amusing to me.

THE BAD (and there's a lot of it):

-Nina
When will there ever be likable heroines in YA paranormal romances? Nina certainly isn't one. There's something about her that just irks me and I can't stand her. There's nothing wrong with having a few faults (that's what makes characters relatable) but she just gets on my nerves.
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrifying View of Romance August 4, 2011
By abejita
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The Twilight comparisons are inevitable and well-earned for this entry into the paranormal romance teen lit genre. Nina, like Bella, has no strong interests or talents or redeeming qualities. Her value lies almost entirely in the fact that she is vulnerable and perpetually in peril. The primary love interest, Jared, is of angelic descent and exists to protect (and control) Nina, though he is tortured by how the nature of his being puts her further into danger. The pair take turns withdrawing and feeling tortured for each other's own good. The secondary love interest (there has to be a triangle), Ryan, is presented as better for Nina because he is "safer." Both men intrude upon, control, and in general abuse Nina, who interprets this abuse as both maddening and... endearing. Nina is literally under surveillance twenty-four hours a day and describes her feelings for Jared as obsession, with marriage plans surfacing before the novel's end. Nina's and Jared's relationship is a checklist of warning signs and I find it really sickening that this is the type of model that currently prevails in YAF.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars So confused March 22, 2012
By jessica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am starting to not read reviews on any more YA novels anymore. The positive reviews tricked me into reading another sappy Twilight remake. The parallels between the two stories is almost plagiarism in my mind. Also, Nina lacks any real traits to make her likable. She puts Jared through torment for such ridiculous reasons and Jared is too perfect as always. Just once I would like to see a male character that makes mistakes and maybe gets angry at the lead female's stupid and clingy behavior. Basically this book promotes ditching all your friends for a guy and leading on a good guy for no reason other than to be selfish and to not pay attention to school. The angel plot was interesting and somewhat original, however, the action scenes did make the story feel repetitive. Nina was ALWAYS in danger. And she is defenseless as well. I am officially begging the writer to make a female protagonist that has these traits: independent, analytical, not naive, and intelligent. I could go on, but I think this is enough to hopefully steer away readers that like a little originality, and are not living in fantasy land of what a man really will do for a woman. This book is promoting to young girls a completely unrealistic reality of romance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Left me feeling ehhh...
Here I go again with a 3 star review for this author. I am currently in 2 book groups that keep singing her praises and I keep reading like a dummy. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Jenn
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh....
It was just ok. I loved the beautiful disaster series and was hoping this would be just as good. I finished the book, I don't think I'll finish the rest of the series. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Leigh A Akley
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
This book was fairly predictable but I loved it! Sometimes you just need one of those love stories. I bought the rest of the trilogy as well
Published 11 days ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars wasnt sure at first
But i did love her beautiful disaster books so i thought why not and right from the start it had me... LOVE it... reading book 2 now... so far so good
Published 22 days ago by lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
I loved every bit of this book. I read it in one sitting. Loved the humor and the story. Can't wait to see what happens in the next!
Published 1 month ago by Book_Wormie
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series!!
Love this series! Couldn't put it down. Great romance, quick read, action, suspense, romance, and curiosity make this a must read.
Published 1 month ago by awoo-10
4.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful romance
What a great read it took me on a journey filled with heartbreak and pure joy. I ocasionally wanted to reach through the pages and slap Nina or at least give her a good shake. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I want my own Jared Ryel
Look! I know I'm late, but I'm totally on the Providence bandwagon.

I read Beautiful Disaster first and fell in love with Jamie McGuire's writing. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good!
Have to say I'm surprised by how much I actually liked this book. Having read and decidedly disliked previous books by this author, I approached this series with trepidation. Read more
Published 2 months ago by knbarbknecht
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected and Brilliant!
Having lived in the same town as the author it's amazing that such a talented writer lived near me. Her writing is engaging and varied, bringing the reader into the story like you... Read more
Published 2 months ago by MC
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New York Times best selling author Jamie McGuire has penned the Providence series and contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three children. She is an RT(R), a graduate of Autry and Oklahoma Northern College, and a full time writer.


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