Book Review: There You'll Find Me

Title: There You'll Find Me
Author: Jenny B. Jones 


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?

Thoughts on the Book

At first, I thought it was just an ordinary chick lit story but then I realized it was an inspirational story filled with God's words.

FINLEY SINCLAIR. She's a lost soul ever since her brother, Will Sinclair, was killed while doing his humanitarian mission and his job as a CNN correspondent in Iraq. She lost her faith in God. She was angry because her brother was taken from them. She needed to be at peace if she wants to be healed. So she went to Ireland to be a foreign exchange student for one year. She chose it because that's the country where her brother has found God in everything he saw. She believed that if she feels what Will felt, she can finish her audition piece dedicated to Will.

BECKETT RUSH. I like this guy. Even though he was portrayed as a bad guy at first, I already sensed some goodness in him. I fell sorry for him. He doesn't seem to be enjoying his career anymore. He is typecasted as the bad boy who parties hard with different girls till dawn. Only that, he wasn't the one doing all of these. He has a controlling father / manager who seems to grab all the vampire project opportunities for his son. The way I see it, it feels like he was using him to achieve the dream he once dreamt, to be a successful and famous artist. I like it that he believes in God. I'm thankful that he met Finley because through her, he came to admit to his father the things he really wanted to do and that he helped Finley discover and rekindle her faith and relationship with God.

CATHERINE SWEENEY. My heart goes for this old lady. Because of the choices she made, she became a bitter and abandoned person. She spent her remaining days in a nursing home. Then Finley was assigned to her as a project for her English class. Because of Finley, she felt enlightened and accepted the fact that she cannot turn back time. She realized that what she did was for her sister and that no matter how much she regretted it, nothing would be back to where it was before. Finley helped her find her sister who refuses to talk to her. Through Finley, she lived again the remaining days of her life. She came to terms with her sister during her final hour. She taught Finley how to let go and just accept God with open arms.

It's a very spiritual and inspirational book which shows us that God is always with us. We just have to listen and feel it in our hearts. If there are times when you feel like giving up, just remember that God is always there. Just life your problems to him and he will help you.

Quotable Quotes
"You sounded down on the phone yesterday. You can talk to your old dad about anything, you know. Except boys. And bras. And that Bieber fellow. - Dad"
"When it's Satan, he leaves his calling card - destruction. That's how you know it's him." 
Rating: 4/5

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