Summary: Finley Sinclair is not just your average 18 year old. She's that seemingly perfect driven girl who's been through a world of hurt since the death of her older brother, Will. While learning how to deal with a life that no longer holds her brother, Finley sets out to study abroad in Ireland. While there she spends much of her time working on her audition piece for the Manhattan Music Conservatory, which she hopes she'll get into. But the piece she is working on, a music piece for Will, isn't quite right yet. Hoping to find the pieces that will make her brother's song whole, she follows Will's travel journal, traveling to the places he ventured to where he felt closest to God when he was there, in the hopes that she herself will find God and the rest of her song too.
And of course every good story has to have a hunky vampire movie teen heartthrob in it, right? Well, TYFM has one indeed! Beckett Rush is Hollywood's "bad boy," and he's also the guy that Finley happens to sit next to on the plane on her way to Ireland. (Oh, circumstance you are good aren't you?) To Beckett's dismay Finley is completely immuned to his charm, unlike most of the girls he meets. Out of this uncanny meeting an unlikely friendship is born and an unlikely deal is struck. Beckett convinces Finley to be his assistant in exchange for his help as a tour guide.
With Beckett as her guide, Will's journal at hand for inspiration, Ireland as the backdrop and a heart that is full of grievance for a loss and a lack of communication with God, we wonder alongside Finley if she will ever find her way in life and hear HIS voice again.
...and I think I'll leave you hanging HERE! SO... GO READ THIS BOOK!
Final Thoughts: Jenny B. Jones has done it again. Her unique writing style possesses wit, sass, humor and in the case of TYFM a BIG ol' dose of life's shadier realities. While this particular novel is a bit darker in the themes that it deals with (compared to Save The Date) it stands up there right alongside all of Jenny's other works in a beautiful contrast, and proudly so. This book was deep and insightful and emotive, in a way that stirs the soul and cuts the kite strings all at the same time. This story of finding God and learning to let go is beautiful and I'm so glad that I was able to read it!
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Jenny B. Jones/Thomas Nelson for FREE for the purpose of reviewing. This review is of my own words.)