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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
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Paperback, 310 pages
Published October 3rd 2011 by Thomas Nelson
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Melannie :)
Remember I was crazy excited about this book?
I thought I was definitely going to love this book.

Turns out I was absolutely and 100% right. Well, kind of. I l don't think I imagined I was going to love it this much.
I read it four days ago and I still think about it and smile, but let's get down to business, here's the review:

There are times when you like a book because the characters are funny or because the story is good.

There are times when you love a book, because you relate to it or maybe be
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Katie
Aug 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wow! This book was so much more than I was expecting. The cover makes you think it's going to be a light romance, and the synopsis doesn't really tell you how serious the subject matter is or how much truth is spoken in the words of this story.

At its core, There You'll Find Me is about healing from past wounds. Hotel heiress Finley (love her name, by the way!) goes to Ireland two years after the death of her brother hoping to escape her home and party-girl reputation. She's been through therapy,
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Ari
Jun 10, 2011 rated it liked it
This book was really hard for me to rate.. I did liked it a lot (I simply LOVED some of the characters in this story), and it could have been a 5 stars book, but all that talk about God and prayers was definitely not for me.

Let me get this strait, it's not that I don't believe in God (truth being told I don't know how much I do either), but I don't like reading about this subject and I had to skip entire paragraphs.

Except for this little discomfort, the book was amazing, that's why the high rati
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Sandee
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Two things I love about books is that they take you to
places that you have never been and make you feel things
that you have never felt. I loved this book because not
only did it take me to Ireland (after reading this I really
love to visit Ireland) it also made me feel the familiar
feeling of loss and pain.

Finley Sinclair was struggling after the death of her
brother Will. Her brother left a journal documenting his
trip to Ireland and how he found God there. Trying to find
out for herself what
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Mackenzie Lane
I'm upset because I really wanted to like this book. It's a young adult novel following an eighteen year-old girl, Finley Sinclair, as she copes with the loss of her older brother while living with her host family in Ireland on a foreign exchange program excursion. There's also a teen heartthrob, Hollywood bad boy serving as Finley's love interest named Beckett Rush, and yes, my apprehension was strong about that aspect.

So Finley is a Christian. And it may seem like a silly reason, but that's t
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✶Rachelle✶
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, romance, ya
This was not the light, fluffy read I thought it was going to be. It tackled several heavy topics, which made for a much deeper, more meaningful read.

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Rachelle Cobb
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet and funny. YA at its best
Katy
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was going to be a heart-warming story, but I wasn't crazy about it at all.

First of all, I could not stand Finley. The book description said she was "witty, tough and driven," but I thought she was snobby and bitchy. She had this "been there, done that" attitude, and she was so quick to judge people by stereotypes and label them as a certain type. She did that with Beckett. She did that with Beatrice. She did that with Taylor and the actress types. And she did that with Mrs. Sweene
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Marie
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Wow. Yeah. So.
How do I say this. I unladylike fell head over heels in love with this book.
You know that happy place everyone has? Well this book took me to mine in a smooth long and laughable journey.
Mrs Sweeney had me choked up, I had so much sympathy and admiration for her as a person and if her sister hadn't shown and offered her the forgiveness she seeked I would have had some serious ass kicking to do.
When she went, a piece of my heart went with her. I was so sad until I imagined her ha
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Lila Kims
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
3.75 stars

The humor was SPECTACULAR, and overall, this was a really good book. I give it slightly less than 4 stars because it didn't quite reach my expectations. There was so much touchy-feely romance and so little of God because Beckett Rush was on the scene 24/7 and Finley believed God to have temporarily abandoned her prayers, her life. It's a regular excuse, leaving God on the back burner during the Christian book because the main character simply isn't listening.

That being said, this book
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Kai
Mar 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

This is such a beautiful book.

I can't really find the words to describe my feelings after reading, but I can say this: There You'll Find Me is heart wrenching and emotional. It's a wonderful story about loss and love and one girl's struggle to put back the pieces of her life shattered by a tragedy.

I had to pause for a while and gather my bearings after I finished reading this. I was a bit misty eyed when I leafed through the last page.

One of the most adorable
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Katie
This book is in that category of "finished it yesterday, but already mostly forgot it." Content warning for an eating disorder, which I thought was done well. Also for comments along the lines of the main character making fun of the love interest, an actor, for wearing makeup???

I also didn't get why he couldn't tell her what was going with the press. (view spoiler)

All of that said, I was n
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Lexy
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was sad but it was good this book was set in island the character has an eating disorder and lost a loved one.
Tina
Aug 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Original post at One More Page

When I was younger, I used to write stories about a group of friends who lived in Ireland. It was just a random country I picked out in the world atlas, and I thought I liked the sound of Ireland as a setting. Of course, I really knew nothing of the country then, and it wasn't until later on that I read and watched some stuff about Ireland on TV that I realized none of what I wrote was even the least bit realistic. But my recent trip to Europe got me to meet a YFC m
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Truly Bookish
Nov 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I’m not a big fan of contemporary fiction. I’m more of an escapist reader who prefers fantasy, paranormal romance and science fiction but my friend KM from One Page at a Time raved about this book and recommended that I read it, and since she has never given me a bad recommendation, I thought I would give it a try. I loved There You’ll Find Me so much. It made me laugh, made me cry, made me think about all the things in my own life that I try to control when I should really just let go and let G ...more
Isamlq
Mar 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Normally, Christian Fiction? Not my thing. And yet, THERE YOU'LL FIND ME has me feeling a bit different. A good portion of it is Finley's struggling to find her center again, her faith. I cannot say that I could connect to her while reading about her struggle but I did believe it. As an MC she's quite different. I liked that she's stand-offish and that she had a goal in mind in everything she did. I enjoyed her trying to find her place... with her family, in her academics, with the new boy she'd ...more
Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
This is definitely one of the best book i've read. And i could definitely say that i started the year with a BANG! since its one of the first books i've read as the year enters and i'm definitely happy about it definitely not dissapointed!

The past two years have been a struggle for Finley Sinclair as she face the death of his brother, Will on the hands of the terrorists. In a way to fix her life she decided to head to Ireland to finish her senior year and follow her borther's footsteps. Equip
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Jill Williamson
Dec 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
When Finley Sinclair leaves home to study abroad in Ireland, her goal is to follow in her brother Will’s footsteps, using his journal as a guide. She wants to see the places Will saw, feel what he felt when he traveled through Ireland before he died. She’s hoping for closure, and an ending to the song she is composing.

But she meets Hollywood heartthrob Beckett Rush on the airplane—the last thing she needs, another guy who’s full of himself and drawn to trouble. But her lack of interest intrigues
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Rachel
I loved this book. This is my favorite book now that I have read! I was really encouraged by this. If you are going through a hard time in your life, hopefully this will help you like it helped me.
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
The blurb of this story is sorely misleading. It has HUGE religious topics and references. Normally I am ok with that but it seemed to overshadow the rest if the story. I'm still upset that I didn't dnf.

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Full review can be found here: https://agingerlyreview.wordpress.com...

Oh, do I have a review on this book. Sit back and stay a while because this may be a long post. I have a lot of thoughts and feelings on this gem.

Short recap: Finley has just lost her brother in a tragic accident.
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Ruth
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When her brother Will was killed in a terrorist bombing, Finley Sinclair's carefully ordered life came undone. Consumed by grief and anger, she lashed out at those closest to her, alienating her family and becoming an infamous party girl whose tabloid-worthy exploits masked a depression that threatened to consume her. The God who once seemed as close as her beloved brother fell silent. Following a family intervention and a stint in therapy, Finley -- further guilt-ridden over what her rebellious ...more
Dawn Teresa
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
*Originally posted on my blog, Read Love

This was my first experience with both NetGalley and Jenny B. Jones (thank you, Thomas Nelson!). I'm happy to report it was a positive one. I don't have a lot of experience reading Christian fiction, so I was a little surprised that There You'll Find Me felt very contemporary. In fact, in the early pages, I was looking for differences to set it apart from similar mainstream releases like Anna and the French Kiss. On the surface, these two titles seemed sim
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♥ Sarah
Nov 27, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
3/5

I liked the overall message of the story. I think the intentions behind the story are applaudable; and are relatable to some extent: having doubts, feeling alone, lost, angry, questioning ones' faith, and so on. Also, I liked the meaning behind Finley's name, and I liked reading about her journey; YET I somehow still felt like there was something missing. The story, when it came full circle, didn't deliver the emotionally powerful punch I was craving.

I think it was because there were too man
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Mitchii
I wanted to read this book so when I saw this book up on netgalley, I couldn’t deny the temptation. I requested it in a heartbeat. And I’m so glad I was approved.

I do admit that it didn’t entirely meet my expectations, needless to say it was still a good and refreshing story. I kinda like Caleb + Kate (a Christian fiction too) better but the plot of There You’ll Find Me is charming with a tinge of realism. Some may have an impression that books like these tend to be preachy, which is not. Regard
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Cheryl Olson
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Some people have this uncanny ability to get you laughing quite easily, and isn’t that a wonderful thing? Laughter just makes everything better, you’re happy, you’re comfortable, and you really don’t want it to end. Those are pretty much my feelings about books written by Jenny B Jones. The thing that is really a fascinating combo though is that right along with the laughter in that place where you are happy and comfortable, Jenny introduces you to characters that have “stuff” that is pretty ser ...more
Sasha
I can’t believe that I waited so long to get to this book. It absolutely blew me away.

Finley was such a real character; she grieved in more ways than one and with no one to really turn to (especially in a foreign country), she looked for her faith in the landscape of Ireland, where her murdered brother, Will, felt closest to his own faith. She struggled to understand the beauty that Will saw while he studied abroad, and my heart ached for her as she missed the importance and beauty of life in th
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“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
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Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Caleb+Kate
Yes,I admit I was expecting a good old contemporary romance. But it was so much more than that. I was enjoying it so much I didn't even think about the romance.

Do you remember this scene from Pride and Prejudice?

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I felt so good while watching that and through the whole book I had the same feeling,like there is something bigger than me in this world.

Two years ago Finley lost her brother Will and now in her senior year of high school she is in Ireland where her brother was spending
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Beth
This is my third Jenny B. Jones novel and by far my favorite. She manages to take a somewhat implausible story line and create something genuine and moving. I was kind of expecting another "teen" book with some extra fluff thrown in for good measure, but this was so much more. Finley was so believable to me - somewhat prickly and sarcastic, but underneath that harboring a lot pain. Between her brother's death, battered reputation and high-pressure audition for the NY Conservatory of Music, she h ...more
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Four-time Carol Award winner Jenny B. Jones writes contemporary romance with wit, sass, and Southern charm. Since writing for both women and teens leaves her with very little free time, she believes in spending her spare hours in meaningful, intellectual pursuits, such as watching E!, going to the movies and inhaling large buckets of popcorn, and writing her name in the dust on her furniture. www. ...more

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