Pink

Marilynn Griffith, Author Fleming H. Revell Company $12.99 (335p) ISBN 978-0-8007-3040-6
Griffith's latest African-American Christian women's fiction novel is crippled by a confusing structure and a reliance on too many miraculous coincidences.. At the center is Raya Joseph, a talented young fashion designer who has been jilted by her fiance and whose parents are ensnared in marital troubles. Her boss and friend Chenille introduces her to Flex, a hot, eligible guy from church. As Flex and Raya's romance blooms, Chenille is thrown into her own turmoil, first losing a baby and then learning that her husband has cancer. To make matters even more complicated, Raya has just been hired to design a wedding gown for an ex-friend whom she can't stand. And over everything hangs the shadow of HIV: a minor character is orphaned by AIDS, and Raya's unfaithful parents turn out to be at risk for the disease too. (An author's note at the end of the book urges readers to pray for people with AIDS and points out that the disease disproportionately strikes black women.) Predictably, by the novel's end, Raya has learned about reconciliation and forgiveness, and her faith has deepened. Snappy dialogue partially redeems this generally disappointing story.
Reviewed on: 01/30/2006
Release date: 02/01/2006
Show other formats
FORMATS
Open Ebook - 336 pages - 978-1-4412-3926-6
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.