When she’s sent to live with her grandmother, away from school and friends, Claire has a chance for a fresh start. Just when Claire thinks she can handle things, she runs into Todd – the son of the man who caused the car accident.At first, Claire wants nothing to do with him, but the more time they spend together, the more she hates to admit her feelings. She’s slowly falling in love with Todd.Now, Claire’s father wants to move and take Claire with him. But she can’t go. Not now when everything is falling into place, and she’s just now finding herself. Claire’s defiant. She won’t leave Greenwood, her new friends, her grandmother, or Todd.Can Claire find the strength to let her dad go on with his life while leaving her behind to live hers, or will she allow the guilt and shame of surviving the accident pull her back under?
The scar is just another painful reminder of the fact that I am now motherless, fatherless and aside from my grandmother, alone.
I need to grieve, I need to feel the pain, and I need to get it out of the way so I can deal with whatever other obstacles come my way.
About the Author
Kelly Gunderman was born a child of the late eighties in small-town Pennsylvania. A bibliophile in her own right, she is hoping to one day surpass the number of pages she has turned with those she has written of her own accord.
Having recently completed her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development, Kelly suddenly found herself with a bit more free time than usual, and began her immediately successful foray into blogging and Freelance Writing, which subsequently led to her renewed desire to finally put her ideas and imaginings “on paper.”
Focusing primarily on the Young Adult genre, Kelly has recently finished and her first novel, Finding Me, which is set to be published in early 2019 by Swoon Romance.
She currently resides in her original home town with her husband, their two daughters, and a few cats that constantly challenge the sanity of all with their ill-advised attempts at what can only be assumed to be world domination.
Review of Finding Me
Review (4 Stars): I really enjoyed this story and it shows that you can find love after experiencing tragedy even in the most unexpected place. Claire was a sweet character that was trying to pick up the pieces of her life after a horrible car accident left her paralyzed and took the life of her mother. When her dad decides to start a new life without her, she moves in with her grandmother where things slowly begin to change. New friends, new school and new challenges show Claire that she can move on especially after meeting Todd, the son of the man who was involved in the car accident. As feelings grow between these two, her dad comes back in her life wanting to take her away from the things that started to feel like home. Will Claire finally have her happy ending after everything she has been through?
This book was sweet and I liked how Claire was trying to make the best of her current situation. She had been through a lot and was able to make peace with everything that had happened in her life. Todd and her grandmother was exactly what she needed and sometimes love will find you no matter what. Great story.