Title: There You’ll Find Me
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Review: I was captured from the first chapter and read it in one afternoon. I love Finley and I vaguely remember her from the book Save the Date. Beckett is a dream come true to any vampire fans out there without being an actual vampire, thank heaven. The two have chemistry from the start and the way the author describes Ireland makes me want to go there. I feel for Finley and her loss and the way she chooses to deal with it. When we have no control over our lives and those around us we find anything we can control. I have felt this in my life, especially when I was younger.
This book deals with grief, loss, love and acceptance. I think the characters are young, but at the same time their issues are everyone’s issues at times. We are all wrapped up in our own lives and drama to really be aware of someone else’s until it impacts our lives in some way. I don’t think it is selfishness as much as it self-preservation, it takes a lot of work to live a healthy, ‘normal’, sane life these days and taking care of yourself is important. If you don’t take care of yourself then you are no good to anyone else who may need you, and there are people everywhere that need you. Finley found one and when you really look you will find those in need of you.
This is a sweet romance with a great message. I think it is perfect for teens and young adults as well as parents of both. I cried near the end and yes I may just be emotional right now, but I really did enjoy this book and the message it had about life, love, loss and Gods love for each of us. This is a feel good book and who doesn't want to feel good?
Publisher: Published Thomas Nelson (October 4, 2011)
Quick Review: 4 Stars out of 5.
Why I Read it: The publisher was looking for reviewers to read this book on Booksneeze.
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by the publisher.
Synopsis: 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?
Author Biography: Jenny B. Jones writes Christian Fiction with equal parts wit, sass, and untamed hilarity. When she’s not writing, she’s living it up as a high school teacher in Arkansas. Since she has very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuit such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. Twitter @JenBJones