I'm touring with the "Road to the Christys" Blog Tour, and my pick is a stellar contemporary novel by Jennifer Rogers Spinola.
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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 LOVE SHILOH P. JACOBS! Her life is an adventurer's dream, working for the Associated Press in Tokyo, Japan. And she does love her all things Japanese...a bit too much! Even her best friend Kyoko isn't as enamored of Japan and her culture quite as much as Shiloh.
Unfortunately, a very unwise choice costs Shiloh everything, and plunges her into a world so very foreign to her...Virginia. Returning to settle her estranged mother's estate, Shiloh encounters 'red neck' culture at its very finest...and learns more than she'd bargained for about her mom, her life, and just what she, Shiloh P. Jacobs, is truly made of.
The characterization is rich, the dialogue is snappy, and the humor is witty and delightful. Jennifer has found a place on my 'must read' list of authors, and I'm in love with the "Southern Fried Sushi" series.
I received an advance copy via NetGalley from Barbour Publishers in exchange for my honest review, and I'm posting in support of the "Road to the Christys" blog tour. If I had a vote, Jennifer would win her category hands down...highly recommended.
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