Title: Like Sweet Potato Pie by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Southern Fried Sushi Book 2
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Genre: Contemporary, Inspirational, Fiction
Length: 320 pages
Book Rating: A+ and a Recommended Read
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley
Witness as Shiloh’s new life in Virginia crumbles around her. The house she inherited from her mother is much more than a place to live—it represents Shiloh’s changed life and what little financial security she has. But her half sister is contesting their mother’s will and the IRS is threatening to take it for back taxes. She’s also discovering God’s ideal when it comes to love and romance. When Mr. Right shows up will she recognize God’s hand or let circumstances and prejudices blind her heart to the love of her life?
Like Sweet Potato Pie by Jennifer Rogers Spinola is a beautiful and compelling novel about faith, friendship and family. Picking up where Southern Fried Sushi left off, Shiloh Jacobs’ newfound trust in God is tested almost immediately. With her half sister Ashley demanding half of her mother’s estate and unexpected visits from people from her life in Japan, will Shiloh revert to her old ways? Or will she continue to put her trust in Jesus?
Shiloh is a wonderfully developed realistic character. Her wry sense of humor carries her through some of her more difficult times as she deals with the various financial and emotional issues in her life. She is surrounded by a circle of close knit and loving friends who have become her family. While she embraces her new Christian life, her relationship with God becomes tenuous when she is faced with adversity.
Shiloh continues to miss Japan and she is still working towards her goal of leaving Virginia. Her insistent belief that her life is not in Virginia sometimes clouds her judgment and blinds her to the possibilities that are before her. There is more of a romantic element to Like Sweet Potato Pie as Shiloh and Adam become closer and take steps to get to know one another. Miscommunications arise between them when Shiloh takes action in certain situations before she knows all of the facts.
Like Sweet Potato Pie is an engaging story with appealing characters and an engrossing plot. Jennifer Rogers Spinola brings life in the South vibrantly to life in this faith based novel. A strong sense of family and deep Christian beliefs make it a must read for anyone who enjoys Inspirational fiction.
Read my review of Southern Fried Sushi HERE