24 November 2011

There You'll Find Me

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Book Details

Author: Jenny Jones
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 559 KB
Print Length: 321 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1595545409
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 4, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Book Summary
In a small cottage house in rural Ireland, Finley discovers she can no longer outrun the past.
When Finley travels to Ireland as a foreign exchange student, she hopes to create a new identity and get some answers from the God who took her brother away and seems to have left her high and dry.
But from the moment she boards the plane and sits by Beckett Rush, teen star of the hottest vampire flicks, nothing goes according to Finley's plan.
When she gets too close to Beckett, a classmate goes on a mission to make sure Finley packs her bags, departs Ireland-and leaves Beckett alone.
Finley feels the pressure all around. As things start to fall apart, she begins to rely on a not-so-healthy method of taking control of her life.
Finley tries to balance it all-disasters on the set of Beckett's new movie, the demands of school, and her growing romance with one actor who is not what he seems. Yet Finley is also not who she portrays to Beckett and her friends.
For the first time in her life, Finley must get honest with herself to get right with God. (taken from goodreads.com)
Book Review

There You’ll Find Me is a real-page turner without the usual vulgarity, and sex of a YA Novel. Yet, it never lessen the appeal of its romantic side. This is my first Christian Fiction and Jenny Jones didn’t fail me. Yes, it talked about scriptures and God but it wasn’t preachy – it won’t make you roll your eyes or uncomfortable in your seats.

Finley Sinclair lost her brother Will two years ago. Now, she is searching for something that Will have found in Ireland and hoping she could find it as well. Using her brother’s journal, Finley traced Will’s footsteps and saw Ireland from her brother’s POV. Her goal for coming to Ireland is to heal and pass the audition at the Manhattan Music Conservatory using an original piece. She was not searching a man or love – only to find it in the most unexpected place and person – the ‘Fang’ star, Beckett Rush.

Finley and Beckett has the most interesting love story I have ever read. I love their bantering and their exchange of dialogues. I am looking forward for the scenes that the two of them are together. Erin is a wonderful friend who only wants the best for Finley. Her brother, a young charming Casanova that will probably break a lot of hearts years from now. Mrs. Sweeney, the bitter old woman whom they helped. I love her story. Indeed, there is a reason for every action. Sometimes, you have to really open your eyes to what is happening rather than seeing what you only wanted to see. Sister Maria, the nun with the Facebook account, amazing. She has humor and intelligence that made Finley see that sometimes God speaks to us, but we just couldn’t hear Him. She also compared Finley to Mrs. Sweeney who keeps her anger and let it control her because it was easy to hold than to let it go.

There You’ll Find Me ends with Finley’s problem not totally eradicated, but her character shows courage and strong will that can overcome whatever that life will throw her. Love is just one slice of the whole cake. This book deals with four common problems that surrounds teen-age girls: grief, death, bullying, eating disorders and faith. It's a carefully crafted tale of overcoming grief, finding one's self, finding answers to questions and finding God in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Favorite Quotes

"To truly try means to accept God's love, his healing, to accept the world can be ugly, but your heart doesn't have to be. It takes courage, Finley the warrior. You haven't held on to your anger and bitterness in search of healing, but as a banner of your hurt. Because it's real and visible and strong, " she said. "But so is God's love and so are those arms he's holding out for you."

You’re a teenager. It’s all complicated.

You bite people for a living.

Does your love reach this far, God? And if it extends to heaven and beyond… why can’t it seem to find me?

This is Ireland, Finley. It’s rough. It’s wild. And it is holy.

My fate is like those envelopes – sealed and tossed aside. 

“You can talk to your old dad about anything, you know. Except boys. And bras. And that Bieber fellow.”

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