Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman is a contemporary stand alone novel. This is my first read of this author, but the premise sounded intriguing so I went for it. Even though the idea was kinda far fetched, it was still a very interesting read.
Kelli Huddleston is still reeling from the death of her father and stepmother. Cleaning out their house, she finally checks out her dad's safe. What she finds inside makes her question everything she knew about her father. Determined to find out the truth whatever the cost, Kelli packs up and travels to Shoal Creek, Tennessee to get some answers. Not wanting anyone there to know why she traveled to their little town, she comes up with a plausible excuse and starts to look for her mom and siblings. But will she be able to handle what she discovers?
All of the characters were well written, and I felt like I was there in the story with them. I wish there was more to the story like a sequel or something. I would love to hear more about Beth and Rand. They were one of the best parts of the book. Even though I want more books set around this family, the ending was quite satisfactory. :)
I thought the author wrote really well of all the emotions Kelli was feeling. This one scene near the end of the book was heartbreaking, and I found myself urging her to tell them everything. But of course, she couldn't hear me so she didn't listen... haha If you are looking for a contemporary novel that is more than just a fluffy love story, pick up this book. But don't worry, there is a love story in there, too. It's just not the main focus. ;-)
I was given this book free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.