Book Review: "Tangerine" by Marilynn Griffith

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This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is posting about Tangerine (Revell, January 2007) by Marilynn Griffith (fellow blogger, writer, and mother of *GULP* seven!)


Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Her novels include Made of Honor (Steeple Hill, Jan. 2006), Pink (Revell, Feb. 2006), Jade (Revell, June 2006), and If the Shoe Fits (Revell, 2007). Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email:

Orange you glad you read this book?

Jean is the third member of the Garments of Praise team that we get to meet in the Shades of Style series. She's all set to start designing on outfits for NBA teams when the person brought in to collaborate with her is her estranged husband who she hasn't talked to in years because he's been in prison. Nigel tries his best to reconcile with Jean but there's a big wall he has to break down in order to get to her. The two struggle with their relationship as they try to find out how to work together and maybe rekindle the love they once had.

While I enjoyed reading this book, I didn't like it as much as Pink or Jade. Maybe it's because there was such a big age difference between Jean vs Raya and Lily and I could relate more to the two younger women. Jean's also a grandmother which didn't really fit my image of chick lit and the story is more heavy than the other two. However I did enjoy reading about Jean discovering a new relationship with her estranged husband Nigel. This book tackles a lot of heavy subjects such as Nigel being wrongly accused and still put in jail, Monica's problems due to a lack of a father in her life, and what a couple has to deal with when one member has been unfaithful. Jean is very reluctant at first to accept Nigel and it's understandable with the hurt he's gone through. There were lots to learn about the Latino culture in this book. I've always found the idea of a quinceaƱera very cool and interesting because in the US we don't have something that's equal to it. I liked the fact that it took the granddaughter's help to get the couple back together. It was also very cool to read about hearing designing clothes for NBA teams. Very awesome job. I'd recommend this book for fans of the Shades of Style series. Looking forward to reading about Chenille's story in Turquoise!

Tangerine by Marilynn Griffith is published by Revell (2007)


  1. Thanks for sticking with it even though the characters were older and the story a little different than the others. :)

    Happy New Year!


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