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Jennifer Rogers Spinola’s Southern Fried Sushi


Ride the rollercoaster of Shiloh Jacobs’s life as her dreams derail, sending her on a downward spiral from the heights of an AP job in Tokyo to penniless in rural Virginia. Trapped in a world so foreign to her sensibilities and surrounded by a quirky group of friends, will she break through her hardened prejudices before she loses those who want to help her? Can she find the key to what changed her estranged mother’s life so powerfully before her death that she became a different woman—and can it help Shiloh too?


I’m glad I picked up this book. I really enjoyed it. At first, it took a minute for me to get into it, but once it picked up, I didn’t want to put it down. I will say, however, that Shiloh’s lack of knowledge concerning anything in the south was slightly unrealistic. I kind of felt like if you watch tv, then the people shouldn’t be too surprising. But, that said, it’s the unique way that southerners relate that really sells this book, so I was able to look past that and even embrace that aspect of this book. Spiritually, I love how everyone is trying to witness to Shiloh and to do it differently (some plant, some water, etc.). You could really see how evangelism is supposed to work and when Shiloh comes to know Jesus (oops spoiler alert, but come on what do you expect?) it makes complete sense. Good book! I recommend it and look forward to new coming out!

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