REVIEW — Providence by Jamie McGuire


Title – Providence
Author – Jamie McGuire
Publication Date – January 13, 2011
Series – Providence Trilogy, #1



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.


Once again, Jamie McGuire has shocked and awed me. Much like the situation with Red Hill, I put off reading Providence because it was a different genre than what I typically read. I’m not particularly interested in the paranormal, but I made an exception because of how much I love Jamie’s writing and I’m so glad that I did.

“We’re going to fight through the nightmare to earn the miracle, right?”

Providence follows the story of Nina and Jared. Nina’s world gets turned upside down after the death of her father and many of the things she thought she knew turn out to be different. She strives for normalcy in a world that is anything but. When she meets Jared Ryel, everything is even more complicated with her feelings and the abundance of secrets she discovers. I personally don’t think she stood a chance against Jared because chance meeting or not, that boy was written in such an explicable manner. He was so swoonworthy, gentle, and protective. Jamie sure knows how to write an amazing male lead! Nina was also a wonderful female character. I loved that she was strong and independent, despite feeling like the world was falling apart at times. She never was swayed from what SHE wanted, no matter how much others may have pushed.

“But if it’s not, I’ll fight fate. I’ll fight Heaven and Hell and everything in between to keep you.”

I truly am kicking myself for not reading this series sooner. Yes, it has some paranormal elements but none of it felt truly in my face or detracting from the story. I actually thought it flowed incredibly well and was woven in stunningly. Great job Jamie McGuire..a truly magnificent story!



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Requiem (Providence #2)


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Eden (Providence, #3)


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Sins of the Innocent (Providence Novella)

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