Books were created for various reasons. One of these reasons, I believe, is to spark inspiration in other people’s lives. On two occasions, There You’ll Find Me, has been that kind of book to me. I stumbled upon it accidentally a couple of years ago and then re-read it last year; both times, I learned something new about myself and got the answers I’d been looking for.
There You’ll Find Me focuses on a grief-stricken eighteen-year-old, named Finley Sinclair. After the tragic death of her older brother, Will, Finley no longer knows who she is. Feeling hopelessly lost, all she wants to do is to find herself again and have God speak to her through the silence that has been surrounding her. Believing the only way to conquer this desire is to go to Ireland, where Will has traveled and said he felt the closest to God; Finley leaves her family and flies to across the sea to go to school and follow in her brother’s footsteps.
However, things don’t go exactly as Finley had planned. After finding a picture in her brother’s travel journal, Finley is certain that the answers she’s been looking for, and the last notes to her Juilliard audition piece, will be found at the place the picture was taken. Unfortunately for her, the only way to she’ll be able to discover the location is by agreeing to the deal Beckett Rush, teen-heartthrob and actor, has given her.
After meeting on the plane, Finley hoped never to set eyes on Beckett Rush again, but when do we ever get what we wish for? Upon arriving in the small town of Abbeyglen, Ireland, Finley soon learns that Beckett will also be staying at the country hotel owned by her host family. Unable to avoid him, a mutual understanding forms between the two of them; Finley accepting the position of his assistant in exchange for Beckett’s knowledge of the area and the use of his car. But, will Finley find the spot from her brother’s picture before she has to fly home?
A charming, young-adult, novel, There You’ll Find Me holds more than just a cute love story. The first time I read this book, I was surprised at the level of spirituality and truth that were sown into its pages. God used Jenny B. Jones’ words to answer my questions and get me out of the funk I’d been in. As I read, Finley and I became connected, though she is fictional, and all her emotions seemed to pour over me. The moment Finley was set free, I felt like I could breathe again; like God was also unlocking the door I’d been failing to open!
There You’ll Find Me is an excellent novel for young teens, but also for those who enjoy a clean, sweet, book. I recommend it to all the girls who are searching to know God’s voice or are dealing with loss. Jenny B. Jones wrote an incredible novel that is enjoyable but also reveals some profound truths. There You’ll Find Me is a diamond in the rough and I hope you will appreciate it as much as I do!