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Friday, October 14, 2011

Southern Fried Sushi

Shiloh Jacobs has the world on a string.  She’s working a job she loves earning numerous awards in journalism, working towards her master’s degree and is engaged to the man of her dreams. 

What could possibly go wrong?             


The credit card bills are piling up, her fiancée is making eyes at his new female (supposedly platonic) “roommate”, and in order to keep a deadline Shiloh resorts to borrowing quotes from an internet source.  Hoping and praying she doesn’t get caught, she swears to herself it will only happen this once.

Southern Fried Sushi is an amusing read, full of funny mishaps and intriguing characters. The title alone would make me buy this book!  I love the multi-cultural theme that Jennifer weaves all through this story. 

The ongoing crisis in Shiloh’s life kept me hooked and I kept reading to find out how she was going to pull through.  I really enjoyed the easy style in which Jennifer wrote this book and also the setting; it’s not everyday that you read about a southern girl living in Japan!  The interjections of southern terms and phrases were the icing on the cake for me; it made Shiloh completely believable and authentic.   I cannot wait to read the next book in this series and I highly recommend this author!

Southern Fried Sushi is Jennifer’s first novel and the first in a series of three by Barbour Publishing.   Look for the sequel, "Like Sweet Potato Pie”, scheduled to release March 2012 and book three, “Til Grits Do Us Part” releasing November 2012.   

From the Author’s Website:

"Ride the roller coaster 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?"

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Jennifer Rogers Spinola said...

Wow, this is great!! Thanks so much for reviewing my book, and what a lovely review! :)

Jennifer Rogers Spinola said...

Hey, just one quick correction - the "Southern Fried Sushi" blog has been disabled (or I thought it had been, LOL) in favor of this one: Since the "Sushi" series isn't the only one I'm working on. Thanks so much for updating this for me!

Jennifer Rogers Spinola said...

Me again, sorry! :) I just saw that you'd already posted links to my professional blog, so how about this one? ( It's our family/life blog. Thanks again so much!