Tuesday, July 10, 2012

There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers

Pages: 314pgs

The Story

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 is 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?

The Review

A big thanks to the publisher on netGalley for accepting my request in reading this book early!

With a beautiful setting that I have always been obsessed with and some very amusing and clever situations the characters seem to find themselves in, I can definitely guarantee that many young adult readers with fall in love with this book. While I may not be a religious person - like not at all - but there is quite a lot of spiritual and religious entities displayed throughout the book, but despite that small factor, I still really enjoyed this book.

THERE YOU'LL FIND ME is all about forgiveness, dealing with grief and discovering for yourself who you truly are as a person. So, for an eighteen-year-old girl named Finley, she's still a broken mess after her brother had died about a year ago. But when she has hopes to experience the presence of God in the same way her brother had done when he studied abroad, she soon decides to go to Ireland in order to put her life back together - for good this time. But on her plane ride over to Ireland she is seated next to the one and only Beckett Rush, who is not only a Hollywood teen movie star but he's also known for being a playboy, a player and the complete charmer. Unlike most of Beckett Rush's fangals, Finley refuses to be charmed by him but before she even knows it . . . this one journey together brings them closer and closer, and Finley will end up truly finding out whether God was always with her all along.

Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not a religious person but I respected the main character's beliefs. And the thing is, I really liked Finley as a main character and she seemed like a pretty simple and a realistic character as well. She has a strong personality which I admired and she always loved to speak her mind, and one way or another I truly believe most readers of this book can find something about her to relate to. In saying that, Beckett was the real charmer of this book (this surprised me by the way) and I can see why Finley was a bit hesistant about him at first . . . though in the end he was a completely genuine, nice and a super-sweet, down-to-earth kind of guy. Finley make have taken her time in trusting herself with Beckett but she finally came around to him so way a go Finley for that!

Without revealing too much of the book, I thought THERE YOU'LL FIND ME was a quick, fun read that had a very thought-provoking element about it. While the religious parts may put some readers off the idea of reading the actual book, but since I'm not religious person and since I still managed to really enjoy it despite that factor, I would still highly recommend that you give this book a go as well! It might even surprise you!

The Rating

3 1/2 / 5 stars


  1. I haven't heard much about this one, but it sounds sweet! I'm not religious either, so it's glad to hear the book was still enjoyable. Great review, thank you! :)

  2. I've heard of this book before but was never interested in reading it! I like how the book is set in Scotland though! I wish I can go there.. :P

    Anyway, awesome review, Erin! ♥

    1. I love Scotland too. Wished I could go there since my grandmother was Scottish and my family take pride in it. Well, on my father's side at least. haha. Thanks Celine.

  3. I'm not religious either (although I DO believe in God), so I'm really glad you enjoyed this despite those aspects! Makes me think I'll be able to as well! :) Reading books about forgiveness and dealing with loss always make me want to cry so I'm prepared to take some heartache. I'd be wary to trust the charmer too (lately in YA, that's equivalent to a stalker LOL...) but Beckett sounds awesome! x)

    Awesome honest review, Erin! :) <3

    1. Yes! The charmer is equivalent to a stalker . . . so true! I think you would like this book. Thanks Mimi! :)

  4. I loved this book. Well, love might be a little strong, but it was super cute. It got a little preachy at times, but I was able to overlook that. I adored Beckett. I viewed him as a cross btw Taylor and Rob.

    1. Oh yes! He's definitely someone crossing between Taylor and Rob.

  5. It looks so cute! I'm always on the lookout for books set in Scotland or Ireland because those places just sound so pretty! Great review!

  6. This sounds like a wonderful story. Although, I always wonder if things would work out with a movie star boyfriend. The fame seems to always taint relationships eventually. Great review. :)

  7. I haven't heard of this before! But I'm looking into more contemporaries lately (thanks to Liz and Cait's contemp month!), and this sounds like a great one to include on my TBR. Relgion in books doesn't bother me, provided it's not preachy, so I don't think I'd have any issues there. You have me intrigued by Finley... I like that you were at first hesitant, but he managed to win you over ;) Awesome review!


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