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Product Details

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Jamie McGuire LLC; 1ST edition (November 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615417175
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615417172
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (418 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,428 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jamie McGuire is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster, Red Hill, and the Providence series. She lives just outside Enid, Oklahoma with her husband, Jeff, their children, and 3 dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.

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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!

Customer Reviews

Jamie McGuire did an amazing job creating this story.
Jude Ouvrard
The love story is prominent but there is plenty of action in this book to keep even those that aren't into romance interested.
Stefany
This book had a very slow start with very little happening which put me off of it but it does get better as you keep reading.
Aven

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125 of 133 people found the following review helpful By bluediamond on December 18, 2011
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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 By Alicia on May 14, 2012
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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 By HappyShopper275 on 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 By Reed French on 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 By bffjchav on 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 By Lori-Ann Clavin on 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 By Kelcey Gonnerman on 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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