Friday, February 10, 2012

There You'll Find Me

A couple of years ago, we hosted young adult author, Jenny B. Jones, here at YA Fresh, to talk about her current release, So Not Happening.

She now has another book out, There You'll Find Me, which I just finished reading.

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?

I loved the book and recommend it to readers looking for stories with a lot of heart. The dialogue is crisp and often humorous, the descriptions of the Irish countryside so apt they make you feel like you are there, and at all times, I could relate to what Finley was going through and feeling.

It's a tender story of overcoming grief and looking forward again. But warning: have a box of tissues ready!

3 fresh comments:

sunnynikki said...

Downloaded this last night and so far I'm loving it!

TinaFerraro said...


Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Sounds great, Tina! Thanks for sharing!