Friday, May 17, 2019

Celebrate Lit Presents: Surrendered by Jennifer Sienes

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About the Book

  Book: Surrendered
Author: Jennifer Seines
Genre: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2019   Surrendered Cover
Her father’s will is clear; do what he demands, or lose everything, including guardianship of her younger sister. But there’s a force at work–an evil set on destroying her and her sister. If only she knew whether the enigmatic man helping them is friend–or deadly foe… After the reading of her father’s will, Tess O’Shay’s panic attacks return. In death, Sean O’Shay is attempting to accomplish what he couldn’t do in life—force Tess to finish her education, a dream she abandoned after being raped on campus. Unless she complies with her father’s wishes, she will lose all claim to the only home she’s ever known as well as to the family business. Worse, she’ll have to give up guardianship of her younger sister to Jake Holland, a secretive man fleeing from his past. Fine! She’ll show Jake and her father. She’ll muster whatever meager energy and strength she has, get her degree, and keep what matters most to her. No matter what. Then the man who assaulted her reappears, shattering what little strength she has left. Now she must dig deep to find the remnants of her mustard-seed faith…because that’s the only way she can face the past and right a wrong in order to secure the future.
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About the Author

Jennifer SiennesJennifer Sienes holds a degree in both psychology and education but discovered life-experience is the best teacher. She loves Jesus, writing and romance and puts it altogether in inspirational contemporary fiction. California born and raised, she recently took a step of faith with her real-life hero and relocated to Tennessee.

More from Jennifer

Since I was twelve years old, I’ve been writing stories. I even wrote fan-fiction before it was a thing—a Happy Days episode, which I’m sure dates me. I took every creative writing class I could, starting in high school, and even declared journalism as my college major until I realized I like fiction a whole lot more than truth, because I can create the characters any way I like.
Tess O’Shay, the main character in Surrendered, came by way of accident. She was a minor character in my first novel (which will be the last published in the series) and my critique group loved her. They wanted to know if she would have more scenes. She did not. In fact, she was deleted with the rewrites. But I couldn’t get her out of my mind—it was like she’d become a real person and refused to be ignored. I loved writing Surrendered because Tess O’Shay and Jake Holland ran away with the story and it was everything I could do to keep up.
The first two novels I wrote were inspired by actual events—my brother’s suicide in the first and my daughter’s near-fatal car accident in the second. These are dark themes, yet I wanted to present them with humor and hope—both of which have gotten me through some tough circumstances. I strive to create characters my readers can connect with—three-dimensional and human—but also fall in love with. I think the best books are those that leave us wanting more.

Blog Stops

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To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

 You are about to read a journey that deals with the grief of losing both of their parents, being a teenager and facing their fears. While one of the sisters is a teen the other is in her thirties and a horrible crime made her drop out of college and crippled moving on with her life.
As you keep reading you wonder about the guy their Dad, more or less put in charge of their lives, is he hiding something.
Then there is a bit of romance, danger, then big bombshells get dropped, and you might not see some of them coming, but they sure will get your attention!
An enjoyable read that keeps you on your toes, and quickly page turning for the answers,
I received this book through Celebrate Lit, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. The book sounds great and I appreciate getting to hear about it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review!

  3. This book sounds like a really great read.

  4. I really enjoyed reading "Surrendered." It was riveting and frustrating and energizing and emotional and so much more. I will be recommending this to family and friends for sure. Can't wait to read your next one. Keep writing!

  5. This sounds quite interesting!

  6. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  7. Sounds like a tough topic to write about. Thanks for your review.

  8. Thank you for sharing, sounds like a great book


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