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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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2021 Goodreads Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Sheila has read 6 books toward her goal of 90 books.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Review of "I'll Know You By Heart" By Kimberly Job

The day Stephanie Roberts met Jared Wakefield, she didn't realize they'd met before. Running from an abusive marriage and trying to safeguard her children, she turns to Jared for support, but he needs more from her than she might be capable of giving. With her abusive husband looming in her past, the difficulties they must overcome to be together seem insurmountable.Is it possible for love to conquer all? I'll Know You By Heart is a timeless romance that explores the possibility that relationships span the entire realm of eternity. A story about abuse, hardship, and betrayal, it is ultimately a story about the healing power of everlasting true love..

To say that this story touched me would be an understatement. I was asked to read the manuscript for this book a few months ago. The story has stayed with me in many ways. The feelings of the main character, Stephanie and what she went through is still very vivid in my mind. One excellent thing that Kimberly does as a writer is her use of deep and detailed characterization. You grow close to the characters from the very first chapter because they are so believable.

I was asked to give an endorsement for the back cover of the book, along with one of my favorite authors and people, Michelle Ashman Bell. Here are two different viewpoints, though very similar in nature, that capture what this story is about.

Endorsements for I'll Know You by Heart:

"A story of pain, survival, and love, 'I'll Know You by Heart' is a deeply emotional journey of one woman's determination to save herself and her family from a life of abuse and fear. Kimberly Job writes with power and honesty, allowing us to care deeply about the characters but still giving us hope for a happy ending."

- Michele Ashman Bell

"As a divorced, single mom, reading "I'll Know You By Heart" brought many feelings to the surface for me. Kimberly Job delicately weaves into her pages, the trials of divorce, single parenting and finding love again. My spirits were lifted up as I read of the courage and faith displayed by the main character. I can assure you, your heart will never be the same after reading this stirring romance." -Sheila Windley Staley

What I said in my endorsement is how I truly felt after reading this book. "I'll Know You By Heart" is a story of a women who shows incredible strength and courage and of course faith. This is something that all people can admire, even in a fictional character.

I also truly loved it because of the sweet love story found within it's pages. This is not your typical love story of a single girl meets a single guy and and they dance around through the whole book and fall in love at the end. This is a love story of two divorced people that have had their hearts broken. This man and women meet and are still trying to heal. Through their support and growing love for one another you will read of a tender romance. You will be moved to tears often through this book. There are moments in this novel, where you will be struck with horror, at how cruel people can be to others, especially to someone they "love".

I was impressed with Kimberly and this being her first published novel. If you like a good romance which plenty of angst thrown in, read "I'll Know You By Heart".

You can order "I'll Know You By Heart" at

I want you to know I met Kimberly and she is a very kind and sweet person. We also talked about how we have lived through some of the same things such as divorce and being a single Mom. I am happy to say that Kimberly has now remarried and is very happy. I told her how much hope she has given me seeing how they have blended their two families so well. After we talked I felt like I had known her for a long time.

Just to show how amazing her story is, I found this quote on her website (which you need to go and read)

"I attended Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University (back then it was still Utah Valley State College) where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. By the time I finished my degree I had four small children, which made obtaining that diploma feel like a minor miracle. I later had two more children, making six total—three girls and three boys. Being a mother is one of the most fulfilling aspects of my life.

After a difficult 18 year marriage and divorce, I met the love of my life, Scott Job. I now know what it means when people say, “You’ll just know when you find the right one.” We were married in August of 2009 and combined our families, now totaling 10 children! We have seven boys and three girls. They keep us busy running between ballroom, soccer, basketball, and football."

You can also find Kimberly on facebook and twitter and can e-mail her here.

I want to thank Valor Publishing Group for the copy of "I'll Know You By Heart". I was not paid to do this review or give the endorsement. I did it only for the pure love of reading a wonderful story.

Valor Publishing


  1. Thanks for the review, Sheila. I'm glad that the book touched your heart. Writing it was an emotional experience and I hope all my readers will feel the spirit that I tried to include throughout I'll Know you by Heart.

    I really enjoyed meeting you, and I felt the connection with you as well. Keep your chin up. Happy days are ahead! :)

  2. I can hardly wait to read the book. You are right Kim is a wonderful person. Thanks for the review.

  3. Kim really is an inspiration and her book is going to touch so many women, especially those who are going through a similar challenge. Sheila, this was a great review and I appreciated learning about Kim's background. Makes me love her even more!

  4. Kim's book was fabulous even in it's rough draft (she makes my rough drafts look like slop--seriously!) but the final product is so much better. It's a fabulous story, and she's such an amazing person!