Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Like Sweet Potato Pie (Book Review)

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?

Since I hadn't read Southern-Fried Sushi, the first book in this series by Jennifer Rogers Spinola, I wasn't sure how easy it would be to pick up the story.  I needn't have worried:  aside from a few times when I had to flip back to remember who a character was, I caught right up to speed.

Shiloh is a new Christian, thrown into a situation that she would not have chosen.  She is surrounded by friends who support and encourage her, but problems keep cropping up:  she has back taxes to pay, her ex-fiance shows up, and she keeps getting tangled up in sticky situations along the way.  As Shiloh words it,
Why in the world did Jesus make things so hard?  If you read some of the gospel tracts out there, you'd think utopia dawned the moment you said yes--and everything after that swirled in butterflies and roses.
Ha!  I got nettles and wasps.
Even with these challenges in Shiloh's life, Like Sweet Potato Pie is a light, fun, quick read.  I enjoyed it, and I hope you will, too!

For more information, visit the Barbour Publishing page for Like Sweet Potato Pie or the website of author Jennifer Rogers Spinola.

Title: Like Sweet Potato Pie
Author: Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Publisher: Barbour Books (March 1, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1616263652

Disclosure: I received an e-copy of this book, at no cost to me, for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own. Thanks to Barbour Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity. The link immediately preceding this disclosure is my Amazon affiliate link. If you click through the link and complete a purchase, I will receive a small commission. Thanks for your support!


  1. I'm always looking for new books to read. Thanks for sharing this review.

  2. Hey, I'm just seeing this now, and I wanted to say THANKS so much for reviewing my book! It was so much fun to write. So happy you enjoyed it!


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