There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones
Thomas Nelson / 2011
About the book:
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?
After hearing great things about Jenny B. Jones' novels, and especially There You'll Find Me, I was excited to finally read this one. The book starts off really good and had me interested within the first few chapters.
I liked the characters in There You'll Find Me a lot. They had flaws which made them more believable and/or relatable. If I had to choose a favorite I think it'd be Beckett, but Finley is right up there with him (both great characters).
There You'll Find Me does deal with a couple tough subjects, which made for a few sad scenes, but there were also some really sweet moments that I loved!
The only real negative I had (and it's a slight one) is that it was a little hard at first to get used to the Irish talk in There You'll Find Me. However, once I got partway though, it wasn't really an issue anymore.
Overall, There You'll Find Me was a great read that I enjoyed a lot! I actually finished it in a little over a day, so it definitely was a quick read that held my attention. :) I look forward to reading more of Jenny B. Jones' books - especially Save the Date which is an earlier book about Finley's older brother, Alex.
If you enjoy YA novels, I think you'll like There You'll Find Me and recommend it!
*I did not get this book for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*