Friday, November 9, 2012

Bookshelf Friday - Till Grits Do Us Part by Jennifer Rogers Spinola

'Till Grits Do Us Part is the third in Jennifer's Southern Fried Sushi series, and I believe, my favorite. I read book two--Sweet Potato Pie--this fall and really enjoyed watching the main character Shiloh Jacobs fall for Adam, even though he wasn't anything she'd ever looked for. It was great to see their love story continue in this book and find them finally receiving their happily ever after--even if the road was incredibly bumpy! Here's a short blurb:

Shiloh Jacobs is planning her wedding without family, without money, and without a clue—and trying to make a go of small-town Southern life. Until she stumbles on an unsolved case about a missing woman that makes her run in the opposite direction—right into the would-be killer’s web of plans. In the midst of sorting through her tragic past and strained relationships, Shiloh finds herself on the run from a madman—and hoping she can make it to her wedding alive.

I think I've mentioned before that while I read all genres, my absolute favorite is Contemporary Romantic Suspense. I think the heavy dose of suspense in this book is what made it my favorite out of all three. Jennifer does a fantastic job of throwing out red herrings and keeping you guessing until the very end. My only issues with the story were I'd have liked to see more of Adam. He seemed to disappear at times, and since this book was finishing up their story and working toward their wedding, I'd have liked more of Adam in the story. Also, the dialect at times was a bit much. My mother is from the South, and while I could hear her clearly at times, at others I felt it was laid on a bit thick. That said, I truly enjoyed this book. Shiloh's sense of humor had me cracking up while her honest struggles as a new Christian made me want to hug her. It was that journey I most loved, her growth in God even when things were nearly impossible all around her. Her choices to do the hard things; forgive, let go of pride, be humble, those were what kept me rooting for her.

Overall, I give it 4 out of 5 stars. And I'll happily pick up another book by Jennifer anytime.

If you'd liked to see a break-down of what my stars equal, check out my page My Ratings System to the right there. And a big thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I have to read these and am in shock I haven't. I loved the Closer on TNT, but her accent was way over done. You got used to it, or at least I did.

    Now, having said that my BFF is what we call "country" and her accent is off the chain. Even I giggle at it.

  2. I love the title of your book. So glad to have discovered Jennifer!

    Thanks for sharing!