â€˜Til Grits Do Us Part is the final book in Jennifer Rogers Spinola's debut Southern Fried Sushi series. Becky and Tim are still making fun of Shiloh's culinary tastes (I've never eaten grits, but where I come from, grit is dirt, so I don't think I'd want to. I do, however, love sushi).
I really enjoyed the passages where Shiloh was reminiscing about her time in Japan. Even though I've never been there, I could understand her feelings. After all, at some point or another, we all have to say goodbye to someone or something we love, often before we're actually ready.
However, I have to say that I found several of the characters, especially Becky, rather annoying. This is probably because the focus of â€˜Til Grits Do Us Part was more on the mystery and less on the development of the characters and their relationships. The pace felt much faster than in the previous books, and the number of characters and subplots made it harder to follow. For this reason, while the novel was enjoyable enough, I think it was the weakest of the trilogy. However, I will still look forward to new books from this author.
Thanks to Barbour Publishing and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
I came into this series a bit blind_but came out laughin' and lovin'. When I purchased the second novel "Like Sweet Potato Pie", I didn't know I was getting the second book in a three part series. But I loved it. It was quirky. Funny. Charming. So I requested the third title "Til Grits Do Us Part" for review (I'm still waiting on getting that first novel. ;-).
Aside from the titles being stinkin' cute (!), the stories are goofy, but serious. Involving with characters that steal the show. Much is going on in this third book and Shiloh's life. I didn't expect a stalker in a chick-lit-type book, but oh there was. And the stalker is determined to ruin all of her long-planned wedding dreams. I wasn't even sure where would be a wedding (except for the whole concept of "happily ever after" and that title.)
The secondary cast of characters have charm aplenty and an accent that couldn't be found anywhere but in the deep South. I have no point of reference that the accents were even remotely accurate, but I loved the voice!
For the most part, I listened to my Kindle read this book to me. You can tell a good book when a computer's voice can make the story interesting. Now I just need to go back and read the beginning of Shiloh's journey!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the publishers through Netgalley for my ARC to review.
Shiloh Jacobs is back, with more mishaps and adventure. If you missed the first book in this series, (Southern Fried Sushi), you can check out my review of that here.
Til Grits Do Us Part is the third book in this series, and I do believe its helpful to read these in order. This book follows in the style of the first two with interesting, colorful characters and plenty of twists, turns and drama.
Shiloh is STILL planning her wedding, only this time to a man who is worlds apart from the guy we meet in the first book, both literally and figuratively. And this time, the author throws in a murder mystery to keep things moving.
If you haven't had a chance to read this series, I strongly encourage you to get them all! I love the multi-cultural theme the author brings to her stories, and how she manages to make all of her quirky characters work together in each book. And as I mentioned before, the use of southern terms and phrases appeal to my "southern roots" and keep me hooked.
Shiloh P. Jacobs is back again with a new adventure. It's almost a year ago she drove her rental car into this hick town and she spent most of that year trying to escape out of it. Mourning her time in Japan as she thinks about the sites, sounds, subways and culture of her beloved Tokyo verses the blaring music, jacked up trucks and lack of sushi in Staunton, Virginia.
Suddenly Shiloh's boring life changes when it goes from planning her wedding to Adam to the possibility of a murderer being back in town. Twelve years ago a woman disappeared and was assumed dead. Working at The Leader, the local newspaper, Shiloh is trying to avoid taking on this story_.unfortunately it seems she might not have a choice when she gets pulled into it. Willing or not.
To follow the entire adventure of Shiloh P. Jacobs you will definitely want to read the first two books in this series: Southern Fried Sushi and Like Sweet Potato Pie. This book brings back all the quirky and crazy characters you'll meet in those first two books. Kyoko, her goth loving friend she worked with in Japan, Adam her fiance, and Tim and Becky are a married couple that are about as redneck as they come_.and proud of it! This book has romance, mystery and plenty of humor. So make yourself a nice bowl of grits and join the fun.