Item description for Tangerine (Shades of Style, Book 3) by Marilynn Griffith...
Overview What will happen when outspoken designer Jean Guerra is assigned to work with her long-estranged husband? Book 3 in the Shades of Style series.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0800730429 ISBN13 9780800730420
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.
Reviews - What do customers think about Tangerine (Shades of Style, Book 3)?
Tangerine is one delicious book May 7, 2007
If you're looking for a delicious read, Tangerine's your book. Third in her Shades of Style series, Tangerine is the story of Jean Guerra, one of the characters who inhabit the Garments of Praise fashion house.
Marilynn easily draws you into her story and makes you love her characters. Tangerine is a story about a failed marriage, second chances, the love of family and the importance of friends. Jean is renewing her relationship with God and is feeling her way through a maze of familial and friendship relationships. I just wish I could have parked my feet under Jean's table and shared my heart with her.
The first two books, Pink and Jade chronicled the stories of Raya and Lily--I can't wait for the fourth book to release and complete the circle by telling us the story of Chenille.
Wrongfully Accused May 2, 2007
TANGERINE, Marilynn Griffith's third book in the Shades of Style series, gives us to an inspiring look at what wrongful incarceration can do to a family. Jean Guerra and Nigel Salvador met and fell in love among the wounded of the Vietnam War. Putting God first, they were married and had one child from that union. By trade, Nigel was a designer, but his career was interrupted by the war. And afterwards, with the compassion of God in him, he is more interested in helping the war veterans. Unfortunately, his compassion was rewarded with a prison sentence for a crime he did not commit. Believing in her husband's innocence, Jean exercises every legal option and uses all their money to get Nigel released from prison. When her fourteen year old daughter informs her of her impending motherhood, Jean makes a choice to focus more on her child. She gives up on her husband and essentially on God also.
Fifteen years later, Jean is a designer and is offered an opportunity with Reebok to design a line of active sportswear with a designer they have chosen to assist her. That designer ends up being none other than her husband Nigel who has obviously moved on with his life. But after all the years of separation and ill feelings, sparks continue to fly between the two. The owner and employees of the company decide to help in the best way they know how; prayer. Can Jean and Nigel repair their broken family? Or, has Nigel really moved on for good?
Griffith has written a truly inspirational read on why we should focus on God in our lives at all times. She covers a multitude of issues in this book. Nigel shows how unshakeable faith is rewarded when one has patience and belief. Jean, though her faith is rocked, finds her way back to God. They both show no matter how bad we as human beings mess up, God has a plan for restoration. The secondary characters and the behind-the-scenes look into a design house were a huge draw for this book. With this being my first book by this author, I'm looking forward to reading some of her other works.
Reviewed by Brenda M. Lisbon of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Make Me Whole Feb 20, 2007
Tangerine is the third book in Marilynn Griffith's Shades of Style series. Griffith constructs a life of secrets, regrets, revelation and rebirth. In the battle fields of Vietnam, Jean Guerra and Nigel Salvador, met, fell in love, became man and wife, then parents. Nigel being the God fearing man that he is tried to do right by a friend, and for his mistake he was sent to prison for something he did not do. Jean tried to be supportive and fight to clear his name, but when their soon to be fifteen year-old comes to Jean and tells her she does not want to have her quinceañera, but will take the money to have an abortion, Jean decides to focus more on her daughter.
Many years pass and God had it in his plan for these two to be together, so he found a way to put back together what man had tried to pull apart. Jean was asked by Reebok to come up with a line of active wear and they would send someone out to work with her on the project. Little did she know that it would be her long-lost husband.
Nigel had tried to move on, but he was still married to his wife that he had searched for but could never find. Carmen, the woman that helped him get his life back together, was happy to find the mystery wife. Now the divorce could take place and a new life can begin, but for whom?
Tangerine is a book that I recommend to a reader who does not believe in the spirit of true love and the power of God. The fourth book to this series, titled Turquoise, will be out August of this year. I cannot wait.
Jennifer Coissiere APOOO BookClub
Marilynn Griffith's Tangerine a Must Read for romance fans Feb 20, 2007
The Shades of Style books were all well written and not one was a disappointment. Her characters are rich and the stories draw you into them in such that by the time you finish you have made some friends that you hate to leave.
I was inclined to ignore her books because of the cover, but take a look inside; romance lovers will not want to miss one of books in this series.
She is excellent and women of color absolutely sing in her books.
Fruit of a different kind Feb 7, 2007
Sweet and tangy with the right dash of salt tears, Marilynn's third Shades of Style book offers the best kind of fruit. Fruit that will satisfy your soul and keep you coming back for more.
While many of the story lines in Tangerine are true-to-life painful, Marilynn skillfully blends humor, romantic tension, and grace throughout every chapter. Like her characters, Marilynn refuses to shy away from issues of race, brokenness, and the healing power of forgiveness. She also deftly paints an accurate picture of "man face" and offers a realistic look into the beauty of enduring love.