Book Launch Excerpt – Providence

Providence Epic Book Launch

About the Book

Book:  Providence

Author: Jennifer Sienes

Genre: Christian Women’s Fiction

Release date: April 13, 2021

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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.


One brave boy plops into my spot as Eli opens the book and clears his throat in preparation for his debut.

I wander through the library, my fingers trailing across the bindings of books, my thoughts back to this morning. Why is dissatisfaction creeping its way into my soul? I love my life. I do. It’s just…helping out in Eli’s class a couple days a week isn’t doing it for me anymore. I want to be more than a wife and mother. I want to be more, period.

Heading into the hobby section, I find Emily sitting on the floor, red hair cascading around a book open on her folded legs. I shove the dissatisfaction to the back of my mind. For now.

“What are you reading?”

Eyes still tracking the page, she holds the book up so I can see the title—Woodworking Basics: Mastering the Essentials of Craftsmanship.

“What? Millicent Girl Genius isn’t available?”

“Dad said he’d make me a hope chest. If I learn a few things, maybe he’ll let me help.”

“Sounds reasonable.”

“Can we go now?” Josh’s voice ricochets down the aisle before he appears. The concept of a library voice is lost on him.


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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.

Disclaimer – I have not read this book so I cannot speak to its appropriateness for a K-12 Christian School library. I encourage librarians to read the book before making a purchasing decision.

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