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There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones is Superb Fiction for Christian Teens

Reading the new There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones was so moving and inspirational.  It’s funny, romantic, heart-wrenching, emotional and so real that you’ll want to read it in one sitting.  I’ve got to recommend it to any young woman who is struggling through her teenage years or has experienced loss in their life.  Beyond that even, it honestly has a story for any young woman trying to find her place in the world and struggling to hear or understand God and His path in their lives.

Finley Sinclair is eighteen and dealing with the loss of her beloved brother, Will.  Being as driven and motivated as she is, she decides to take Will’s travel journal and voyage to where he stayed in Ireland as an exchange student.  She has an audition she feels needs to be perfect at a music conservatory and she feels that in Ireland, within the travels of her brother, lies the ending to her song. On the plane to Ireland she meets Beckett Rush, teen actor who elicits screaming girl crowds wherever he goes due to his famous Vampire movies. She doesn’t fall for his charm or his celebrity status, but eventually she agrees to be his assistant in exchange for the Ireland native being her tour guide.

As she deals with the loss of her brother, her growing romantic feelings, a class assignment that leaves her frustrated, and her inability to cope through her own stubborn mask she uses to convince everyone she is coping leads her to a slow-growing, yet dangerous, issue.  The pages flow with her emotions and her extreme wit and strength. Will she find the ending to her song? Will she find her path and hear God after all?

Though it’s a young adult fiction, any woman can relate to this book.  I did. People of all ages can have a hard time finding their path and sometimes dealing with vices used to cope with pain. It teaches how victorious we can be through God and find our center in Him.

I loved getting a chance to read this novel and explore my own emotions as I read it. It was such an inspirational novel and Jones has the perfect recipe for creating a sweet, tender-hearted and refreshing novel that was able to deal with several major and sometimes unhappy topics that teens face in a positive and healing environment.

About Jenny B. Jones

Jenny B. Jones is a high-school teacher in Arkansas and has many other novels under her belt as a Christian fiction author.  Her novels include the Katie Parker Production series, A Charmed Life series, and my first contemporary romance, Just Between You and Me.

To learn more about Jones and her books, go to www.jennybjones.com. You’ll find witty humor, strong writing, and information on all her outstanding young adult (YA) literature.


I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Review of New Awesome Daily Devotional for Teens: Izzy’s Pop Star Plan by Alex Marestaing

I got the book “Izzy’s Pop Star Plan” by Alex Marestaing from publisher Thomas Nelson. This book is an awesome daily devotional for teens that can be read each day or all at once. Their tag is “a daily devo that reads like a novel” and that is exactly right!   This book in the form of a blog was extremely interesting, inspirational, and touching to both myself and my daughter. 

I was excited because the cover made it look fun and totally what a tween or teen would be drawn too. I couldn’t have been more right. As I started reading it, my seven-year-old daughter wanted to check it out. As I explained to her that the character in the book, Izzy, has wanted to be a pop star since she was six and that the book is a compilation of blog entries about her journey making it on and being on an international singing challenge kinda like our own American Idol, she was hooked and so was I. I was glad because these journal entries are full of all the emotions someone this age would go through and the challenges that come with life and decisions.  Highlighting these highs and lows, the book gives insight through the character’s eyes by using a bible verse that pertains to the certain post of the day, as well as a prayer and meditative thoughts from the character as she keeps to her values. All in the words of Izzy. It is really cute how at the end of each blog post, there are comments from the most important people in Izzy’s life. I felt the book was so inspirational, even to me as an adult, on pursuing our dreams and pursuing them in a way that is right for us. This blog is a great devotional and a great teacher for young adults. The social network aspect to the book allows teens to go to YouTube blog posts during the book, and the website www.izzyspopstarchallenge.com is full of fun things to do and is very cute with bright colors and funky graphics. You can even follow Izzy on Facebook and Twitter. There will be a second book, and I can’t wait to get it for my daughter! This daily devotional book is a MUST for any teenage girl who wants to grow in Christ.

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