There You’ll Find Me
by Jenny B. Jones
Other Reviewed Titles: None
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: NetGalley ARC
I’m not a particularly religious person nor did I even know that this was a Christian novel until after I finished reading, but I was hooked from the very first page and could not seem to put it down! The book follows the life of Finley Sinclair, a now high school senior who is still struggling with the death of her brother two years before. Along with that, an upcoming audition for a school in NYC and being the new exchange student in Ireland, Finley has to deal with anxiety that only seems to get worse as her audition nears. This was definitely not a light and fluffy read nor was it extremely depressing. It was a book about loss, crisis of faith, and friendship that had me in tears just as often as it had me laughing my head off.
I absolutely loved every character in this book, even grumpy Cathleen Sweeney. Both Finley and Beckett were great characters alone, but even better together because they seemed to strengthen each other. Their romance was sweet and fun to read about, especially since both were so adamant about not liking each other even though it was obvious from the beginning that they would be perfect together. The fact that Beckett constantly “forgot” her name and their witty banter had me laughing most of the time. Both deal with issues throughout the book that are relatable which just makes it even easier to fall in love with them.
The cover is strong, simple and gorgeous! The couple holding hands shows strength which is just what Beckett and Finley’s relationship is all about.
The only thing I disliked about this book is that it intensified my already very intense desire to visit Ireland. This was my first time reading one of Jenny’s book, but it will definitely not be my last!
Rating: * * * * *