Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Jade (Shades of Style, Book 2) [Paperback]

By Marilynn Griffith (Author)
Our Price $ 11.04  
Retail Value $ 12.99  
You Save $ 1.95  (15%)  
Item Number 51238  
Buy New $11.04
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2006
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  0800730410  
EAN  9780800730413  

Availability  0 units.

Item Description...
The happenin', young pattern maker for a New York fashion design firm is caught between duty and dreams. Book 2 in the Shades of Style series.

Buy Jade (Shades of Style, Book 2) by Marilynn Griffith from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780800730413 & 0800730410

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Jade (Shades of Style, Book 2) by Marilynn Griffith today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Marilynn Griffith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary   [79254  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General   [15121  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Domestic Life   [523  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction   [6815  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Fiction > General   [6034  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Romance > Contemporary > General   [9974  similar products]
7Books > Subjects > Romance > Contemporary   [215  similar products]

Similar Products

Reviews - What do our customers think?
For The Older Crowd  Apr 9, 2008
"Jade" is a story about a woman named Lily Chau, who meets a man and falls in love. It's set in a modern-day setting, and like most modern-day novels, you turn the pages fast and finish the book quickly.

Lily is nearly forty, and the man she falls in love with, Doug, seems to be about ten or fifteen years her senior. Lily is a fashion designer. Doug is a missionary/doctor/fashion designer.

I don't mind love stories, but as a teenager (even a teenager who's growing up in this sex-orientated world), this book was not for me. The characters made-out about twice in every chapter, it seemed, something my childhood mind said "EWWWWWWWW" to very fast.

Lily and Doug seemed to go into kissing very quickly, without ever saying that they wanted a relationship. Their romantic relationship took me by surprise, making the whole book seem a little off-kilter.

The issues addressed in the book were also very surfacey. Though Doug and Lily made-out all the time, there was never any temptation to have sex--and because this was a romance novel, it is the right setting as Christians to address issues such as that. There was also no real "antagonist", not in the form as a person, temptation, or otherwise. There is something going on with Lily's mother, but that could hardly be accounted for the negative force in the book.

This book, and perhaps the whole series, is for the women who enjoy the romance novels at the checkout stand at the grocery store, not younger women who are looking for something to teach them a lesson about faith.
Jade  Dec 3, 2007
Great book. Fast reading. Real page turner. Marilynn Griffith is a great author. Her "Shades of Style" series is wonderful. Must reads.
RIVETING!  Oct 5, 2007
This book was so refreshing in that it was a Christian book but dealt with REAL issues, sickness, and emotions. What blew me away was how sexy and passionate it read(I actually had to fan myself along with the characters!) without abandoning Christian principles. I haven't felt that breathless while reading in a very long time! This book is definately a keeper!
Sacrifice  Feb 14, 2007
There are some cultures that sacrifice in ways, some will never understand. Then there are children that make sacrifices for their family because of a promise they made while young, even if it means their own happiness. Jade by Marilynn Griffith is book two of the Shades of Style series. Jade is the story about Lily Chau.

Lily is Chinese-American and as a young adult she made a promise to her mother to always take care of her and never leave her. Lily works for Garments of Praise, where her co-workers, her friends, see more in Lily than she sees in herself. Jean Guerra thought it would be good to enter Lily into the Next Design Diva reality show. Will she allow her promise to get in the way of her happiness in creating clothes?

Lily has been dating Ken, a doctor for two years, and she hoped and dreamed for him to one day propose, but that was her dream not his. With Lily's mother, Su, having dementia and what seem to be signs of Alzheimer's, he did not want her to live with them, but Lily would never put her mother into a home. She made a promise that she intended to keep. When he tells her that he just could not take on the struggles of her mother, Lily realizes maybe love is not for her and she is destined to be alone.

Doug LaCroix is the mentor placed with Lily for the Next Design Diva program. Doug is a doctor, a missionary and a designer that disappeared after 9/11. He renewed his faith in God and went to different places trying to help and make a difference. However, returning to his designing days was not part of what he had planned. Then he meets Lily and realizes that they have more in common than just clothing design. Can he handle the new feelings that are running through his body?

I recommend this book to a reader that does not realize in order to fulfill a promise, you sometime have to accomplish your dream in order to feel complete. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series.

Jennifer Coissiere
APOOO BookClub

Smooth Like Jade ...   Dec 3, 2006

Super Savvy Pattern Maker/Wanna-Be Fashion Designer Chick meets Super Rough Medical Mission Doctor/Ex-Fashion Designer Dude & they make smooth like jade in each other's lives.

Lily Chau is a very real character with some very real problems that I could totally relate to (eg. still being single in her late 30s, plagued by controlling/noncommittal/nominally-Christian men, being solely responsible for the health care of her elderly mother, etc.) &, while reading this latest installment in Griffith's "Shades Of Style" series, I kept being reminded of Rene Gutteridge's "My Life As A Doormat" ...

... which I think is a perfect companion book for "Jade," because these two powerful books, when read together = THE POWER OF GOD TO CHANGE A SEEMINGLY HOPELESS SITUATION INTO SOMETHING INCREDIBLE.

Not to mention that both these books have THE MESSAGE that women these days need so desperately to hear & that is:

The difference between a selfish man who looks good & appears to have it all together & a humble man who might, or might not, look good & who might, or might not, have it all together -- but who treats us right & who is willing to lay down his life for us -- is like the interminable distance between the East & the West ...

I also thought that, of all Griffith's novels (that have been released so far), "Jade" is the smoothest of them all & really showcases her ability & her ARRIVAL as a writer -- which is why I gave it 5 stars -- & which is why I am SO looking forward to good things from her in the future & can't wait for "Tangerine" & "Turquoise" to be released (& I have them both on pre-order!) \o/

Write your own review about Jade (Shades of Style, Book 2)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support