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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Welcome to 2007!!!

I'm excited to be back at work (some moments; others I'm still totally missing my beautiful Christmas tree and all the caroled reminders of God with us) and back to doing some blog tours.

Pray for me as I work through a tight deadline for my galleys (pages and pages of Ransomed Dreams in book form that are my last chance to catch any mistakes) and as I start writing book 3. This book will be the toughest yet because of content and the research awaiting me in January.

Now for the blog tour...

This week's author is VERY SPECIAL to me. She's my mentor, friend, and all-around amazing woman. The featured book is part of a series I've been privileged to see built from scratch and the stories are as beautiful as the heart they flow from. Enjoy!

This is Marilynn Griffith. Isn't she awesome??? I love the bio found on her website where you can read more about the amazing topics Mary speaks on and find more info on her Serious Fun fiction parties or book club call-ins.

About Mary...

Marilynn Griffith is mom to a tribe, wife to a deacon and proof that God gives second chances. While best known for her colorful novels about friendship, family and faith, Marilynn is also a speaker and nonfiction writer. Her nonfiction has been included in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S SOUL and several other devotionals and magazines. Currently, Marilynn is editor of the SISTAHFAITH:BELIEVING BEYOND SHAME anthology. She is also the founder of, a devotional site for women.

Marilynn is the author of six novels dealing with issues such as teen pregnancy, AIDS, abstinence, stress relief, single parenting and marriage. 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). Marilynn has served as Vice President and Publicity Officer of American Christian Fiction Writers. She speaks to youth, women and writers about believing beyond boundaries and daring to reach dreams. Marilynn lives in Florida with her husband and seven children whom she taught at home for seven years.


Tangerine is the third book in the Shades of Style Novels.

Fans of Pink and Jade will eat up Tangerine, the third book in the cutting-edge Shades of Style series. Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise design firm, doesn't like surprises. These days though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband-the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody at work knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille. But when the designer assigned to work with Jean on a line of men's suits shows up, her heart flips. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. Can her bruised heart become whole enough to love again? Or will she remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?

Amy here: Mary's books are sure to engage and challenge you to think and dream beyond boundaries. I hope you'll check out Tangerine and the other Shades of Style novels. Be sure to check out the acknowledgements pages too... everything Mary writes is time well spent reading.

Happy 2007!


CeCe Lane said...

I came to read your review of Tangerine.

I also am a homeschooling Momma.

Cherie said...

Thank you! I love finding out about new authors.

Cherie Japp

Amy Wallace said...

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you checked out Mary's site and were able to find out more on Tangerine.


Amy Wallace said...

Hey, Cherie!

Welcome! I'm glad to be able to introduce authors I love to new readers. Please do check out Mary's site and her other books. She's a fantastic writer and an awesome lady.


upwords said...

Hey Amy! You're so sweet to do this.

love you,

Amy Wallace said...

Love you much, Mary!

You're an awesome writer and I'm happy to help spread the word in any way I can.


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