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Providence (The Providence Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jamie McGuire , Ginger Hunter
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 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: #16,874 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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125 of 133 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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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seriously new favorite author May 14, 2012
By Alicia
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I read Beautiful Disaster and absolutely LOVED it. New favorite book seriously. Since I loved it so much I immediately searched for books by the same author and came across the Providence series. While this wasn't Beautiful Disaster (which I literally couldn't put down and finished in a day) I was NOT disappointed. Her writing style is amazing and her stories compelling. I feel the comparisons to Twilight are unfair and unfounded. *SPOILERS* Bella was much more pathetic than Nina, Nina yes endangers herself to see Jared but that's because she KNEW he would show up not because she was trying to get her brain to give her some psychotic break with glimpses and voices. She is much more independent and powerful of a character and selfless by leaving Jared for his own good. Jared is also nothing like Edward to me, he is a stronger character and actually has a personality. His love is pure and unfailing but he is slightly more selfish than Edward (which is a good thing, Edward's selflessness was depressing and frustrating). I also feel this book/series isn't comparable to vampire series as it is a completely different concept. I have actually read all the popular vampire series (don't judge, I read everything because I read so much) and this was refreshing compared to those which are all very similar. The story was new and exciting and the love was beautiful, even made me cry at times. I absolutely LOVED the book and am excited to read the rest of the series and for more to come from this author. It's been a very long time since I've been this excited about an author. I would give more stars if I could!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Heavenly Twilight May 21, 2012
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Absolutely love... love this book, and hooked on the series (I'm on book two now)
Now, yes! it is a paranormal romance, not like "Beautiful Disaster "(which is a awesome book, main reason why I looked into Jamie McGuire other books) and yes the Twilight comparisons is inevitable, boy loves girl, girl loves boy, it is a lovely paranormal romance - If you love a mental get away and love a page turner Read this series.
You will find Nina - the wealthy collage girl, who encounters Jared (Aw! Jared you can't help but just fall in love with him in the first few chapters, he just brings that page turner into this read - what is he? what is going to do next?, just one more page!) and yes they fall in love... but in this romance you will find the different college twists, paranormal turns, family secrets, father's death or murder???, all these factors embark Nina and Jared's journey making this book an unbelievable and captivating novel!

Can't wait to finish book two, then three... and for $2.99 is a must read! I'm enjoying every minute!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the read December 7, 2011
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I'm not big on paranormal stories, sure, I read them from time to time but it's pretty rare that I find one I love. I loved Providence. Okay, I'll be the first to say it wasn't PERFECT, it had the clichéd love triangle, instant adoration between main characters, yadda yadda. But, man, it was interesting and had a lot of unique things going on. Unlike most paranormal stories, the main character, Nina, was actually very likeable. You understood her motivations and actions, she's a strong-willed individual with her own thoughts, and I felt true empathy towards her. And Jared. Oy, Jared. It's difficult to not love him.

And I really have to give props to Jaime McGuire. I've read Beautiful Disaster and I like the fact that she isn't afraid to tackle different genres and do it well. There's someone who was born to tell stories. All of her characters are always well developed and I really can't wait to read more from her.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this Series from Jamie McGuire May 15, 2012
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Fascinating if this could be! I love this love story! Yes I am a Twilight fan and this is along the lines of that kind of book! :) love it!
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book November 12, 2012
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Loved Loved Loved I want more! This series was amazing, recommended to others to read and experience. Was hard to put the book down.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved May 20, 2014
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I can't believe I waited so long to start this series!!! Oh Jared *swoon*
This book was amazingly written and I can't wait to see what happens next!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Decently written, but weak storyline for my taste
Another story about college-aged kids, but this one didn't hold my attention like her other books. She's a good writer, I'm just not loving this book. Read more
Published 2 hours ago by Annonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Sucked me in and didn't let go!
I'm a huge Jamie McGuire fan. Not a huge paranormal fan but this is fairly light in that aspect, in MY opinion. Read more
Published 1 day ago by Ashley Bookaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars and this is another good one. Some romance
I've read the entire series, and this is another good one. Some romance, some mystery, throw in some supernatural. Just the kind of books I like.
Published 3 days ago by Pamela K Eller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Couldn't put it down!
Published 9 days ago by Wil
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY LOVED PROVIDENCE! Book & Audio Book ROCKED!
I absolutely LOVED PROVIDENCE!!!!! Jared is my new favorite book boyfriend. He is perfect, sexy, charming, strong, protective, devoted, lethal... The complete swoon package!!! Read more
Published 10 days ago by Lisa H
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I love anything by Jamie.
Published 13 days ago by NutritionREF
3.0 out of 5 stars Wordy, slow...
I'll admit I'm not the quickest reader, but it took me a long time to get through this book. I actually didn't even really know what it was about when I downloaded it (sometimes I... Read more
Published 18 days ago by I-heart-books
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good book and a great way to start the series!
Published 18 days ago by Jeannie Pritchett
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read
This book was more than I expected, didn't want it to end. I would definitely recommend this book, a great read
Published 20 days ago by Cynthia Hickman
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading something completely different than the previous...
I enjoyed reading something completely different than the previous book I'd read by Jamie. I would definitely recommend this to my friends who like reading paranormal, and... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Jillian
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More About the Author

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with international bestseller, Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers books, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. She has also written apocalyptic thriller Red Hill, the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy, and several novellas, including the titles A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters: A Red Hill Novella, and Happenstance: A Novella Series.

Jamie lives on a ranch just outside Enid, OK with husband Jeff and their three children. They share their 30 acres with cattle, six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.

Find Jamie at www.jamiemcguire.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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