Book Launch — Providence

27 Mar

Welcome to the book launch of Providence by Jennifer Sienes hosted by Celebrate Lit!

About The Book

Book:  Providence

Author: Jennifer Sienes

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: April 13, 2021

How can she forgive a man she isn’t sure she ever knew?

Melissa Bainbridge doesn’t have time to grieve. She has three kids to feed, bills stacked high enough to crush her, and guilt–oh so much guilt.

When her husband’s death is  ruled a suicide, her financial stability and identity die with the man she now wonders if she ever knew.  How could he choose to leave them like this?  How could she have lived with him for 15 years and not known of his fragile mental health?

A journey of discovery reveals more questions than answers until Melissa finally faces her fears and tries to understand the mind of the man she thought she knew and never did.

The journey from despair to hope leads Melissa beyond grief and into the light of forgiveness in Providence.


Where the Wild Things Are,”I repeat for the crowd. “By Maurice Sendak.” I turn the page and begin to read. Eli tucks his head beneath my chin, and I inhale. When did the aroma of a sweaty boy become so endearing?

Can life get any better than this?

I let this morning’s argument with Trevor dissipate in the lyrical prose—forget the last two weeks of his getting home later and later. Chalk up his recent moodiness to artistic temperament and embrace gratitude.

A Shirley Temple lookalike leans against my thigh, and I flash her a smile. Is that grape jelly staining the corners of her mouth? I suppose it would be awkward to fish a tissue from my pocket and wipe it.

Eli takes charge of the page-turning until…

“The end.” With a flourish, I close the book. Ten pairs of eyes look up at me as if waiting for an encore.

“Read it again,” Eli demands.

“Yeah,” a couple voices chime in.

“How about this?” I struggle to get my larger-than-child-size fanny out of the beanbag nest, then hand the book to Eli. “Why don’t you read it aloud for everyone?”

He scrunches up his nose. “Okay.”

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Jennifer Sienes holds a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in education, but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, romance and writing–and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. Her daughter’s TBI and brother’s suicide inspired two of her three novels. Although fiction writing is her real love, she’s had several non-fiction pieces published in anthologies – two in Chicken Soup for the Soul. She has two grown children and one very spoiled Maltese. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.


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