Item description for Pink (Shades of Style, Book 1) by Marilynn Griffith...
Overview 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800730402 ISBN13 9780800730406
Availability 0 units.
More About Marilynn Griffith
Marilynn Griffith is a freelance writer and conference speaker whose online columns and blogs reach thousands of women each year. She is the author of the Shades of Style series. Marilynn lives in Tallahassee, Florida, with her husband and their seven children.
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First entry in Shades of Style series kicks it off well Feb 6, 2007
Pink by Marilynn Griffith is the first book in the Shades of Style series. Raya Joseph up-and-coming fashion designer trying to leave behind a broken heart. Flex Dunham is a handsome model/physical trainer trying to leave his past behind and be the man the Lord wants him to be. Of course they're going to meet and fall in love! The drama in the story comes from the struggles each character faces in coming to the realization that much like God's love, this love is one from which they cannot earn or hide from. The couple bond over his basketball team, especially a young player named Jay in need of parents. Raya works at Garments of Praise a Christian based fashion design company struggling to make ends meet while staying true to its goals. This book is filled with characters rich with history and begging for their own stories to be told. Lucky for us, Griffith has finished the first three, and the last is slated to be released later this year.
I'm Lovin' It!!! Dec 7, 2006
I bought this book on Friday night and finished Saturday night... I was so engrossed in the book, I could not put it down. Marilynn Griffith always kept me wondering what was next. I did think for a moment, how likely is it for a family to lose a child then the husband have cancer shortly thereafter... then I thought it's possible as well as God's healing power. That particular storyline of the book was an illustration of that couple's faith and trust in God, whether they suffered a death or an illness... they still trusted God and God remained faithful even when others faltered in faith. The struggle of letting go of the past to embrace what God has for you was awesomely and eloquently depicted thru the lives of Raya and Flex.
I loved the way that Griffin uses imagery and the wondrous flow of words to describe the scene, and the characters. Never felt like she was rushing to get to a point. I loved Pink- am eagerly awaiting Tangerine and currently ordering Jade!!!! If I had more than two thumbs I'd give this book all of them.
Don't Pass on Pink Nov 9, 2006
My first mistake was judging a book by its cover. Pink is definitely a grown woman and this is a great love story. Griffith delivers a hero readers of romance can all love, plus a great story line filled with longings, dreams and fullfilment. You will love Raya and the cast of characters surrounding her. Strong family relationships, friendships and love are the cornerstones of this special book. Every woman who loves romance needs to read this book. As a matter of fact as each book is published in the series, plan to get them and let your friends know.
Pink isn't such a bad color after all Sep 20, 2006
I wasn't sure whether I'd like this book since it appeared to be marketed to African-American females, and I'm Asian-American. Luckily I was proven wrong. "Pink" was a breezy refreshing read. The characters seemed real, not preachy or annoying and actually relatable. It was very cool to find out what goes on inside the fashion design world and how a small business operates. And it was very nice to to see the story from Flex's POV and not just assuming what he was thinking from Raya. Looking foward to reading Jade!
PINK--More Appealing Than The Color Jul 6, 2006
Pink isn't a bad color--downright appealing on some. As the title of a book, though, it does anything but appeal to this guy. But Marilyn Griffith's web site beckoned me to sample her literary wares. Chick Lit notwithstanding, Pink drew me into its smooth, hip prose and soft, Afro-speak voice. I like being drawn into literature.
Though I at first read only the chapter that Marilyn thoughtfully posted on her site, I saw plenty of reason to continue immersing myself in young Raya Joseph's tastefully rebellious world. Coming from an old-white-guy, that says quite a lot about Marilyn Griffith's word-crafting ability.
Eventually I got the book itself and read it to my wife. We laughed ourselves silly, cried our eyes out, and thoroughly enjoyed the trip.