Saturday, September 17, 2011

Review // There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

This book follows Finley Sinclair, an American hotel heiress, to Ireland to study abroad and prepare for her upcoming audition for the New York music conservancy. Since the recent death of her brother, Will, Finley has struggled to regain control and peace in her life. Following Will’s travel journal from his own study abroad in Ireland, Finley hopes to find God and healing, as well as the perfect ending to her violin composition.

Her journey is unlike what she hoped for, including a chance meeting (turned relationship) with teen heartthrob and vampire-movie star Beckett Rush. God seems to move further from her reach as the pressures of school, the audition and new relationships take over, manifesting themselves in a new vice that Finley didn’t even think she was capable of owning. 
This book was a cute and inspiring story about both the simplicity and complexity of faith. Through the experiences of Finley Sinclair, readers are reminded that to hear from God we must be listening, and sometimes in some unusual circumstances. We must always trust what we know is truth, not what we see.
I enjoyed the story mainly for setting: Ireland. I had just visited the isle and loved “seeing” it again through Finley’s eyes. Beyond that, the story was oozing with unlikely teenage romance. Finley was the perfect damsel in distress for the hottest boy in Hollywood. I found it amusing that the characters mirrored current real-life fads. But all of that, mixed with Finley’s struggles as a teenage girl, makes the book completely relatable and enjoyable to young adult female readers.

If finding faith and cutesy romance is your reading delight, I recommend!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.