Providence by Jennifer Sienes

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Today I am happy to share an excerpt of Providence by Jennifer Sienes, a new release coming from Celebrate Lit Publishing as part of the book launch tour!

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About the Book

Providence by Jennifer SienesProvidence
on April 2021
Genres: Christian

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.



Their mouths are moving, and I hear them talking about the opera, but I’m thinking about every night these past two weeks. Later and later. Same old thing…problems at the job site.

Dashiell jumps into my blanketed lap, circles three times, and plops into his makeshift bed. His silky bichon ears slipping through my fingers eases a sigh from me, and I sink into the back of the recliner, shoulders relaxed. Just a quick nap. He’ll be home any minute now.

Dashiell’s maniacal bark startles me from a deep sleep, setting my heart hammering inside my stomach. Groggy, I stand and squint at the clock. 12:10. His barking is going to wake the kids.

“Dashiell, enough.” My clench-jawed reprimand goes unheeded.

It’s about time Trev got home. I power off the television and head him off at the door. Well, he has some explaining to do. If he thinks he can be out all hours of the night without bothering to call…

“Dashiell, quiet.”

He’s jumping up and down like a kid on a pogo stick in front of the door, nails clicking on the hardwood. Obedience class was definitely a waste of money.

Wait. My steps falter.

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About the Author

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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