Ahhh, Romance is in the air!!!
This month's book for the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is Pink (Shades of Style) which is perfect for Valentine's Day! It was written by Marilynn Griffith, fellow bloggerette and Christian writer. (She also wrote Made of Honor.)
Again, I am eagerly awaiting my copy (which Marilynn just told me she would express over to me since I haven't received mine) so I have not yet read it. I plan to do so as soon as I get my paws on it though! I did Read an Excerpt from PINK just a few moments ago and am very excited about it. It looks like it'll be a fun read. Marilynn is hilarious but not afraid to express real emotions. Her character is hurting but still has laughter.
Here is a short summary:High fashion meets romance in the Big Apple for a fresh, funky designer Raya Joseph wants to break free from the beige world around her and celebrate the color of the city. With a sassy pink style and a radical change of hair, she's off to conquer the design world. But it doesn't take long for Raya to meet her match--in style and flair. Flex Dunham, a personal trainer and one of Raya's clients, has got it going on.
As much as Raya would like to pursue a relationship with Flex, she has other matters on her mind--and on her heart. Then a blast from the past comes back to haunt her, and Raya can't help but wonder if she made the right decision in keeping her past a secret. Flex seems to be hiding something too. But what?
Woven with humor, heartache, and hip friendships, Raya's new life has a lot of colorful threads. But will the end result be a beautiful design? Or will it fall apart at the seams? Join Raya and her friends Lily Chau, Jean Guerra, and Chenille Rizzo as they untangle the threads in the Shades of Style series.
Endorsements:"Marilynn Griffith is a fresh voice in Christian fiction. Her funny, breezy style is sure to take the market by storm!"--Tracey Bateman, author, Reasonable Doubt
"From beginning to end, you can't help but see the hand of God ministering through Marilynn Griffith's work."--Vanessa Davis Griggs, author, Wings of Grace
"Marilynn Griffith digs deep inside to write a novel about everyday people who love the Lord."--LaShaunda C. Hoffman, editor, Shades of Romance Magazine
"With poetic description and compelling storytelling, Marilynn Griffith delights readers with every sentence."--Stephanie Perry Moore, author, A Lova' Like No Otha'
"Looking for a sassy, engaging read that keeps you turning pages and recalling your faith? Look no further. Marilynn Griffith won't disappoint."--Stacy Hawkins Adams, author, Speak to My Heart
"Marilynn Griffith's writing makes the five senses come alive. Her writing makes you taste color, smell love, hear hearts, see purpose, and touch God's truth in every word and phrase. She a master storyteller!"--Gail M. Hayes, Ph.D., author, Daughters of the King
Review: “Griffith's debut Shades of Style series features four women in the fashion industry: Raya, Chenille, Lily, and Jean. The women fight to save their struggling business and learn some important lessons about people, life, and faith.--Library Journal
"...Pink exposes a basic truth: when we hide our true selves from others because we don't want to get hurt, we get hurt anyway--and others do too..."--Neta Jackson, author, The Yada Yada Prayer Group
Buy this book from Amazon.com, ChristianBook.com, Barnes & Noble, or your local bookstore.
Pink is featured in Charisma Magazine as one of its Fiction Picks 2/06 issue.
Pink is also a Black Expressions Alternate for 3/06.
As soon as I read it for myself, I'll let you know a bit more...