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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Book Review: There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

Book Description

Grief brought Finley to Ireland. LOVE WILL LEAD HER HOME.
Finley Sinclair is not your typical eighteen-year-old. She’s witty, tough, and driven. With an upcoming interview at the Manhattan music conservatory, Finley needs to compose her audition piece. But her creativity disappeared with the death of her older brother, Will.
She decides to study abroad in Ireland so she can follow Will’s travel journal. It’s the place he felt closest to God, and she’s hopeful being there will help her make peace over losing him. So she agrees to an exchange program and boards the plane.
Beckett Rush, teen heartthrob and Hollywood bad boy, is flying to Ireland to finish filming his latest vampire movie. On the flight, he meets Finley. She’s the one girl who seems immune to his charm. Undeterred, Beckett convinces her to be his assistant in exchange for his help as a tour guide.
Once in Ireland, Finley starts to break down. The loss of her brother and the pressure of school, her audition, and whatever it is that is happening between her and Beckett, leads her to a new and dangerous vice. When is God going to show up for her in this emerald paradise?
Then she experiences something that radically changes her perspective on life. Could it be God convincing her that everything she’s been looking for has been with her all along?

I wanted to review this book because I read Save the Date by this author and it was one of my most favorite books that I reviewed this year.  There You'll Find Me focuses on Save the Date's main character Alex Sinclair's younger sister Finley and comes after Save the Date, although you are given enough background and information that it would be great as a stand alone read.  The book definitely lived up to my expectations.  Although There You'll Find Me falls under the teen fiction genre, it is a book that can definitely be enjoyed by adults as well.  I could identify with Finley's character and  experiences even though she is 18 and I am....well not 18.  I love the way  Jenny B. Jones creates a story that is meaningful and important and at the same time full of humor that makes me laugh at loud while reading.  The characters she creates are so real and the descriptions so vivid you really feel as though you are part of the story.  The story does have some teen romance/dating with hand holding and kissing that parents might want to know about before handing it to your teen.  I would definitely recommend There You'll Be for ages 16 and up.

I received a complimentary e book copy of There You'll Find Me from Thomas Nelson for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.
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