Meet Kelli Huddleston, a young adult woman who loses her job being honest in Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman. Amid this newest disaster in her life, Kelli goes to her father and step-mother’s home to clean out their estate from their recent and devastating passing. With grief pouring into every facet of her life, Kelli discovers her father is not who she thought he was, and to her utter horror, she realizes that she too is not the person she assumed she was. Seeking answers to her past and healing from grief, Kelli drives from California to Shoal Creek, Tennessee to find out who she really is.
From the first chapter, I loved how Cushman tells a touching story of a young women seeking answers and trying to make the best of very difficult situations. Cushman’s characters are unaffected and create a story of the fantastical mixed with the everyday routine of living. I particularly was fond of Ken Moore, and his astute assessment of Kelli and his willingness to help her accomplish what she came to Shoal Creek to do.
Finding Me is definitely worth reading with its unexpected plot and genuine characters. I found Finding Me to be an apt title for the journey Cushman takes us on to understand better who we are and what relationships really matter as we follow Kelli on her search for resolution and peace. Bethany House gave me a complimentary copy of Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman for my candid review.