Review: ‘Til Grits Do Us Part by Jennifer Rogers Spinola

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, Shiloh finds herself on the run from a madman—and hoping she can make it to her wedding alive.



I read the second book in this series, Like Sweet Potato Pie, a few months ago. One of the things I lamented at the time was my unfamiliarity with the characters from book one. That wasn’t an issue this time as I remembered them all from last time.

Ms. Spinola does a wonderful job of creating a cast of characters we can care about – and laugh with. While playing to stereotypes of Southern hicks, she also breaks those molds with characters who SEEM to be one way but in reality have many facets to their personalities and to their lives.

The mystery/suspense side of the book kept me guessing until the very end [and I’m usually pretty good and picking up on who the bad guy is – this person tickled my bad guy/gal radar but not enough for me to really focus it – like several others did].

Overall, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to reading whatever Ms. Spinola has coming next.

Overall Rating: 7.75 out of 10 stars

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest review.