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'Til Grits Do Us Part (Southern Fried Sushi)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  190 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Shiloh Jacobs is planning her wedding without family, without money, and without a clue—and trying to make a go of small-town Southern life. Until she stumbles on an unsolved case about a missing woman that makes her run in the opposite direction—right into the would-be killer’s web of plans. In the midst of sorting through her tragic past and strained relationships, Shilo ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Barbour
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Kristine Hansen
I had to really think about what I wanted to rate this one, and much as I wanted to give higher than three stars, I just can't.

I love the character of Shiloh. This is the third book and we're following her as she's stalked by someone who is sending her creepy messages and a whole lot of roses.

Shiloh is still very much a fish out of water as she's gone from Japan to the deep south. At times the supporting cast (all very quirky and very distinct) come off a little TOO stereotypical. I like the ad
Jan 16, 2016 Judy rated it it was amazing
'Til Grits do Us Part by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Southern Fried Sushi Series Book 3
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
Oct 26, 2012 Casey rated it really liked it
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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
Lisa Johnson
Nov 03, 2014 Lisa Johnson rated it it was amazing
Title: Til Grits Do Us Part
Author: Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Pages: 320
Year: 2012
Publisher: Barbour
Shiloh Jacobs had never been close to her mother. In fact, for two years Shiloh lived in Japan while working for the Associated Press. When they fired her and her mother passed away, she returns home to take care of matters while working at a local newspaper as a journalist. All Shiloh wants is to get used to living in a quiet atmosphere without much activity until she and Adam are married. Adam has
Nov 25, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
In the second book in this series, Shiloh was happily in love with a country boy and the small podunk town in which she was stuck. Because the second book's ending showed our heroine happy, I wondered where the third book would take the hapless girl who found herself in embarrassing situations nearly every chapter. What I found was a pleasant surprise. While planning her wedding on a shoestring budget and trying to learn more about her mom, Shiloh becomes the victim of a confused stalker, who th ...more
Jan 08, 2013 Jan rated it really liked it
'Til Grits Do Us Part is the third book in the Southern Fried Sushi Series by Jennifer Rogers Spinola.
This was the first book I have read by Jennifer and it will not be the last. This one made my smile, laugh out loud and at times want to cry with Shiloh the main character in the book. It can stand on its own, but I would suggest reading books #1 and #2 before this one. You get clues to the plot lines in book #1, Southern Fried Sushi and book #2 Sweet Potato Pie, but I found myself wanting to k
Jan 09, 2013 IrenesBookReviews rated it really liked it
This book is part of the Southern Fried Sushi series. You do not have to read the others in the series but I would recommend doing it. You will better understand the characters and their interactions if you take the time to read the others. The main characters are unique and the setting is described well.

I gave this book of the series 4/5 stars. I like the characters and the plot but did not think this book flowed well. I felt like it jumped around too much for me. I also think the stories could
Nov 23, 2012 Linda rated it liked it
This is the 3rd book in a series---just a heads up. This one was not my favorite one, but I did enjoy it. In reading the first 2 books, I really fell in love with Shiloh P. Jacobs. In this one, Shiloh once again finds herself in the middle of a violent attack and being pursued by a mystery stalker. I think that's the part that made me like this one less. (As in, "really??? Again???") There was less focus on the Christian aspect in this one as well. Don't get me wrong. I'm still a fan. It's a goo ...more
Oct 21, 2015 Cecelia rated it it was amazing
Shiloh P. Jacobs is getting married! However, her wedding plans are not coming along as she’d like. She’s marrying Adam, a nice Christian southern man. She’s also learning to lean on her new-found Christian faith. Shiloh has an admirer/stalker who keeps sending her dreaded gifts of roses, disturbing phone calls, and threats. How could the Lord allow these things to happen to her? After all, this should be one of the happiest times of her life, not the scariest.

As Shiloh learns secrets about her
Nov 07, 2012 Becky rated it really liked it
'Til Grits Do Us Part is as quirky as the title suggests. Shiloh Jacobs returns to her southern roots to wrap up her mother's estate and plan her wedding. Broke and struggling to fit in where she never thought she belonged in the first place, Shiloh finds herself deeply involved in an unsolved mystery. To add to her problems, the madman on the loose sets his sights on her. Questioning her relationship with her fiance', Adam, her ability to make ends meet, and ultimately, her sanity, Shiloh must ...more
Toni Shiloh
Aug 03, 2016 Toni Shiloh rated it really liked it
I loved the last book in the Southern Fried Sushi series. This one did my heart good.
Mar 29, 2016 Kara rated it really liked it
It was a wonderful treat to get back to the hills of Virginia once again! Shiloh's new life is still requiring adjustment. Even after a year spent in the south, there is still much about these southern people and their food and habits that she has to learn. (While she may try (and sometimes enjoy) some southern foods now, she is still very fond of sushi.) Starting off with a bang, as Shiloh's friends try to introduce her to cow-tipping (which, needless to say, doesn't go so well), the pace rarel ...more
Paula  Phillips
Feb 10, 2013 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing
It seems that Shiloh Walker is starting to countrify herself whilst being in the smalltown rural area of the South , a big step from the bustling cities and lights of Japan. However, there are some things that a girl can't let go off like Sushi, Squid but her friends are wanting to change that and make sure that she adapts to Southern life and the first thing on the agenda is the infamous cow tipping - think the Cars Movie. Setting herself up nicely, Shiloh has a great job as a newspaper reporte ...more
Feb 05, 2013 Faye rated it really liked it
Love, mystery, and a wedding in the South!

Shiloh Jacobs is preparing to start her life with Adam, her knight in UPS brown, when mysterious red roses start showing up everywhere and strange connections begin to come to light.

Will Shiloh be able to marry the love of her life while dodging the advances of a stalker, and finally come to terms with her mother's death?

I loved how the characters aren't perfect and Shiloh was very relatable in that not everything went right for her, and at times it fel
Carole Harwell
Dec 22, 2015 Carole Harwell rated it did not like it
I picked this book up in a discount book store primarily because the blurb on the cover indicated that its setting was Staunton, VA. I did not realize that it was the third in a series, but I am not worried about that aspect as I won't be reading the other two or finishing this one. I was appalled no farther into the storyline than page 2 or 3, that this author has portrayed a lovely city in the Shenandoah Valley and its people in such a demeaning fashion. If she wanted to put her characters in ...more
Betty Ost-Everley
Jun 10, 2013 Betty Ost-Everley rated it liked it
Shiloh P. Jacobs is in trouble again. Trouble seems to follow her in each book of this three-book “Southern Fried Sushi” series, but the trouble she’s in this time might really get her killed! Jennifer Rogers Spinola continues the story line she started in book one with Shiloh and her dysfunctional natural and chosen families. I really enjoyed the first two books, which is why I bought the third…but the story in “Til Grits Do Us Part” seemed contrived and disjointed. For those who have read all ...more
Melmac MacDonald
Oct 13, 2012 Melmac MacDonald rated it really liked it
This is the third and final book in the Southern Fried Sushi series. Spinola continues to write with vim and vigor. Shiloh is as spunky as ever as she attempts to plan her wedding. I appreciated the personal growth she had to go through as she faced her past. Spinola writes true to life situations that are relatable. I'll honestly say this was not my favorite book in the series. Something about the stalker seemed a little out of pace and unnecessary At some point it crossed over the line of beli ...more
May 14, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
This is just the strangest trilogy that leaps across several genres. The first one was inspirational, the second romance and the third a thriller/mystery. That's not to say I didn't like them, they just weren't what I was expecting. The covers give off a chick-lit vibe. I will say that I didn't really care for the whole no kissing thing. Weird and extreme.
Cathy Daniel
Didn't finish :( I loved the first two but this last one just never caught my attention and it was different than the others. It was a mystery and I just didn't really care for it. What I loved in the first two was Shiloh's growth into a Christian. The way the 2nd ended was a fabulous ending and I could have left it there. I did peek at the end ;)
Nov 01, 2012 Kathy rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. ‘Til Grits Do Us Part is an entertaining and thought-provoking novel and Jennifer Rogers Spinola beautifully wraps up all of the various storylines. To read my review in its entirety, please click HERE.
May 13, 2015 Laura rated it really liked it
Out of all the books, I do believe this one was the most enjoyable to me. I think what made it better than the other books was the mystery aspect that was added in. I wish that the author had added this in earlier, it may have made the books a bit more enjoyable to read.

If it wasn't for my inability to finish a book series once started, I may have not ever read the other books.
Jan 24, 2016 Marylin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-reviewed
Fun conclusion of this series! I loved all the mix of the south with Japan.
This book also had great twists and turns with a bit of suspense.
I kept thinking the bad guy was one character and then it was another.
The romance between Adam and Shiloh was sweet!
Oct 24, 2015 Jeanette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
This was my favourite book of the series. I enjoyed the suspense throughout and trying to figure out who was behind everything. I did not suspect the guilty one as the culprit. I like how the series wrapped up.
Susan Mcswain
May 29, 2013 Susan Mcswain rated it it was amazing
This third book in the trilogy does not disappoint. The series is great and I hated for it to end. I am hoping there will be additional tales of Shiloh and her life in Virginia. She does get herself into some interesting situations!
Jun 04, 2013 Becca rated it really liked it
It was a weird segue from the first two, but she did tie it together well. Kept me on the edge of my seat and finished in just 3 days.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Dec 30, 2015 03:36PM  
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Jennifer Rogers Spinola has just relocated from Brasilia, Brazil to the U.S. with her Brazilian husband, Athos, and sons Ethan and Seth. Originally from the American South, Jenny is the author of Barbour Books' "Southern Fried Sushi" series (the first book earning a Christy Award nomination), a romance novella collection based on Yellowstone National Park, and a novella in the collection "Westward ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Southern Fried Sushi (3 books)
  • Southern Fried Sushi (Southern Fried Sushi #1)
  • Like Sweet Potato Pie (Southern Fried Sushi #2)

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“Becky fell unusually quiet as she smoothed Macy's overalls that had scrunched under her legs. A tender gesture probably nobody else had noticed. "I don't want to say this the wrong way, Shah-loh, but we're all gonna die."

"Of course we are." A drop of water fell from the end of the snapdragon stem. "But I prefer not to kill my flowers before their time."

"Well, cut er not cut, we're all goin'." Becky spoke so soberly that I turned my eyes to her. "Ain't no stoppin' it. You know that."

"Sure I do, but isn't it a waste? All that beautiful bloom for what-an hour?"

"Mebbe in some ways, but..." She gathered a handful of roses and freesia, delicately perfumed, and pressed them in my hands. "Ya gotta remember though-this was their purpose all along. And they did it to their fullest. It's their gift."

I felt strangely moved, standing there with shoppers laughing in the background. And me looking down at those beautiful doomed flowers in my hands, their glowing colors trembling with drops.

"But it's such a waste, Becky!"

"Or a sacrifice. Depends on how ya look at it. They lived and bloomed, jest like they were made to do. And when it was time to go, they gracefully said yes."

She ran her hands over the petals, which gleamed like bits of satin. "We're seein' their last magnificent moments and enjoyin' 'em. If you was a flower, wouldn't that make ya happy to know you'd done what you was born ta do? Even if ya didn't get to do it very long?”
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