* "Yellowstone Memories" - a four-in-one romance novella collection of "Romancing America" set in the Yellowstone National Park area of Wyoming
Explore Yellowstone National Park where the rough and glorious wilderness paints the perfect setting for romance.
* French-Arapaho Collette Moreau crosses paths with a washed up cowboy named Wyatt Kelly. . .in a race for hidden treasure.
*Justin Fairbanks's past intrudes on his present while he serves at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the Great Depression.
*Firefighters Thomas Walks-With-Eagles and Alicia Sanchez are brought together. . .then a devastating fire threatens their rocky friendship.
*Biology researcher Taka Shimamori and Park Service ranger Jersey Peterson butt heads with each other--and a renegade group of poachers.
Will these unlikely couples find a love as big as their surroundings?
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.
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?
CHRISTY AWARD FINALIST DEBUT RELEASE! (2011)
About "Southern Fried Sushi": 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?
"Southern Fried Sushi" has earned FIVE STARS on Amazon.com, FIVE STARS on Christianbook.com, and FOUR AND A HALF STARS on Goodreads. It's available in print at bookstores, Christian bookstores, online, and for Kindle, Nook, and I-Tunes.
Here's what people are saying about "Southern Fried Sushi" (besides, "What, it's not a cookbook?"):
“'Show me,' I say when I open a new novel, and Jennifer Rogers Spinola has responded masterfully to the challenge. With words that fire the imagination, she’s introduced me to a cast of characters who’ve become my personal friends and neighbors…to settings so realistic I have to remind myself I don’t live there…to conflicts so true to life I find myself fretting about them…and to such a well crafted story that I’ve kept turning pages when I should have been doing other things. If I started reading Southern Fried Sushi with, 'Show me' in mind, I finished with, 'Wow!'” - Roger Bruner, speaker, Christian musician and songwriter, author of "Found in Translation" and "Lost in Dreams," both Barbour Publishing. Check out his cool website and gorgeous book covers at http://rogerbruner.com/
"When life serves up the unexpected, sometimes a trip off the map is just what a girl needs. Travel along as Shiloh goes on a wild ride filled with southern-fried surprises and blessings." - Lisa Wingate, National Bestselling Author of "Larkspur Cove" and "Dandelion Summer"
"'Southern Fried Sushi' is fun and heart-wrenching, deep and up-lifting. That is no mean feat. Jennifer Rogers Spinola has written a winner!" - Deborah Rather, who writes under the name Arlene James
"'Southern Fried Sushi' is like a drop of butter in hot grits - slowly melting into your heart by creating a dish you can't put down. The author, Jenny Spinola, flavors her characters with spunk, wit and a heaping dash of flaws to keep the reader hungry for more. Southern Fried Sushi is perfect for any palate!" - Christy Kyser Truitt, award-Winning author of 'Where the River Bends.' Read more about Christy's gorgeous novels set in the Deep South at www.christytruitt.com
"This is a great Christian fiction (romance) book... The settings, both in Japan and in Virginia were so realistic (found out later that she lived in Japan and the deep south) that I would love to visit both places. I especially love books that can let me escape to another world and her descriptive prose definitely did it with this book. The plot...while a little crazy at first... works for the rest of the story. The writing was like a fine hot pepper... slow to simmer but hot to the point and kept the heat on during the whole book.The characters each had their own believable flaws that kept me reading. The romance isn't the heart of the story..it's a fiction but the romance adds a great touch. Very highly recommended!!!! -Jacque Stengel of Good Family Reads (7 thumbs up)
"I have to be honest and say that I picked this book up because I thought it would be a fun light read. I had just finished a very heavy serious book and was looking for a palette cleanser before I dove into another serious book. I was not disappointed in the least in this wonderful story, in fact I was blown away. The title is catchy and the synopsis sounds interesting and fun. The surprise comes with the depth of this novel... I've not read anything at this level in the fiction realm in ages." - Fitzysmom (Amazon review)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful story of a young woman's search for God. I loved how God's story of redemption was seamlessly woven into the plot and how Shiloh learns to accept the kindness and forgiveness of people she makes fun of. Her search for her Savior is so real and heartfelt -- I cried as she cried out to God for answers and healing. My favorite part of this book was that the romance is between Shiloh and God. This story is her journey as she searches for the God that her mother found and the God who changed her mother's life so dramatically." - Kimberly Wong (Amazon review)
"The characters are real, slightly flawed and quirky, people. The emotions are compelling, but she kept a light touch of humor in all but the most serious scenes." - Grace S., reader
Find out more about "Sushi" and Jenny here:
Family Fiction Interview
Interview/Review with Valerie Comer
Interview with Kathy Harris
Brenda Anderson's Debut Author Interview
Inkspirational Messages Interview
Interview by Shannon Vannatter
SUSHI on Amazon
SWEET POTATO PIE on Amazon
Shannon Vannatter's favorite post
Interview by International Christian Fiction Writers
Romantic Interview by Shannon Vannatter
Interview by Katie Axelson
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