Until I Met Jake


Fiction - Literary
252 Pages
Reviewed on 05/06/2021
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Author Biography

Kimberly grew up between Iowa and California. As an adult she settled in Iowa where she attended college and raised a family.
Her five children are all grown and she now has her dream job as full time starving writer.
With three novels paving the way, she is excited to get back to her blog of unorganized chaos while she writes novels
She tries to tackle all the pondering questions of life, the gnawing problems of adulthood, such as, is trending on Twitter better than going viral on Facebook?
Visit her website at https://kimberlyjcoleman.com
where you'll find her blog and other life altering questions tackled.
As for why she writes... " is all I've ever done. And when the characters in my imagination have something to say, I write it down. "

    Book Review

Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite

In Until I Met Jake, Kimberly J. Coleman narrates the story of a woman named Christina. She finds herself trapped in an eerily empty, colorless world when she meets Jake, an eight-year-old boy. Without his parents to guide him, Jake is frightened, looking up to Christina for support. To keep him engaged, Christina shares her life story in detail. Jake’s innocent yet poignant questions cast a new light on her life, making her rethink her emotions and actions. Gradually, Christina starts to feel an unprecedented affection toward the lonely boy and vows to protect him. But to do so, they must wake up from the state of limbo surrounding them. With time running out, will Christina be able to save both of them?

Kimberly J. Coleman’s book was a simple yet thought-provoking read. Christina, hardened by grief and misfortune, starts opening up to Jake. A thorough contemplation and analysis of her life provide her with answers to many unresolved issues. Until I Met Jake centers on the theme of grief management. Using Christina’s example, Coleman deftly shows how we need to let go of grief and anger to rediscover ourselves. The key to healing lies within our core, our subconscious; all we need is to listen to that inner me. Our dreams can often open the door to all answers. Christina’s loving siblings and friends form a wonderful support system to assist her in overcoming past traumas. This heart-warming novel thus holds a beacon of hope for readers who are struggling with unresolved pasts.