5.16.2012

Like Sweet Potato Pie by Jennifer Rogers Spinola ~ Review


Like Sweet Potato Pie
My Review: Humorous, with a huge dose of good old Southern charm!

I loved this book! Shiloh is a girl who has made her share of bad choices, but now as a new Christian she continues to battle her past mistakes and new threats to her inheritance from her half-sister. Shiloh has come from a glamorous life in Japan as a reporter, living well beyond her means to clipping coupons and eating ramen noodles in a small town in Virginia. Shiloh faces many choices in this sequel, but now she has great friends, one special guy and most of all she has the Good Lord in her life, is there anything she can't face?

I'm going to start out right off and say that I had the hardest time with the beginning of this book because I could tell by the way it was written that I should have read the prequel first, but thankfully I figured things out and fell head over heels in love with every single one of the characters of this book--minus the not very nice ones, of course! But wow, for me the town just really came alive, and it became almost real to me. I think one of the things that made this book easy to relate to was how, Shiloh had transformed from someone who basically charged everything--even things she didn't need--on her credit card, obviously before coming to Virginia, and then becoming a person who pinched pennies and clipped coupons. I loved it!

I think my favorite characters where Todd and Becky, they were just the epitome of the perfect redneck, kinda quirky couple, who both had hearts of gold. They were just awesome, and I thought it was hilarious that Todd had a mullet! And their story was very moving and I loved how rich and full it was, and it was just a side story. Adam was pretty awesome too, totally a southern gentleman, full of honest-to-goodness charm and thoughtfulness, like, he was just really kind, yet straight forward at the same time, definitely a great hero.

Overall this is a fun, Southern, witty read, with a moving theme. Basically, in my mind this is a book about trusting God, and having the courage to do that, because when you do things will always work out, even if it doesn't seem like it does. Great characters, who were startlingly real. Great plot. Great book! I would highly recommend this :)

I received this as an ebook from the publisher in return for an honest review. Thanks!


8 comments:

  1. *scurries over to Goodreads to mark it as 'to-read'* I love your reviews, Faye. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rosie! You are so kind :) You'll enjoy it!

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    2. You're welcome. I'm sure I will! :D

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  2. Hey, Faye! Just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for this wonderful review! So excited you liked the book! :)

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    1. You are so welcome! I am really looking forward to reading the next book in the series :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. You're welcome! The next one comes out November 1. I think they did a great job on the cover. Writing this series has been so much fun!

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  4. Awesome! It has been fun to read too! Very excited for the next book :)

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