Book Review: KEEP THE FAITH

    • KEEP THE FAITH
    • Author: Ana Tejano
    • Published: 31st July 2016
    • Read: March 19, 2017
    • Source: Paperback
    • Rating: ♥♥♥♥

As a community development worker, Faith was quite familiar with heartbreak and recovery after all the time she spent on disaster relief missions. So when her five-year relationship ends right before she left for a mission trip to a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she tries not to make a big deal out of it. How can she be broken up about a breakup when she’s with people who literally lost everything?

But now that she’s back, all Faith wants is for her life to go back to normal and have people stop looking at her with pity. Never mind that she still has a lot of questions about the breakup, or that she feels a tiny ache every time her ex comes up in conversations. She’s okay now, and happily distracted by Nico Tamayo, the attractive new guy at work.

With new possibilities in the horizon, Faith thinks she is well on her way to moving on. But when her past comes calling back to her, will all the good things in her present be enough to keep her on the path? Or will she finally learn that there was more to heartbreak and recovery than what she knows?

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I received a physical copy from the author, but this does not affect my thoughts and opinions of this book.

A new adult book about career growth, passion, heart break, family, friendship, past love, and new beginnings. Faith is a development worker who despite coming from a well-of family has so much passion for her work which provides her more problems to solve than a salary. She just got out in a long term relationship and found herself falling for this new guy at work. Faith was overwhelmed with the fast paced events that is happening to her that she didn’t realized she’s slowly losing herself and maybe the people around her too.

First of all, I love how the Filipino traditions were so alive in this book. How Faith’s parents and siblings are always just a call away, they always meet on Sundays which is such a good portrayal  of the ideal Filipino family. Then there’s Faith’s friends who are not only supportive but also very real to her, I’m actually really scared that I would end up like Meah (I’m hoping she gets her own novel), her other best friend because there’s a huge possibility that I would *haha* Next is the main character’s passion to help others, I’m actually very impressed on that side of her because it was written in a way that’s obvious but not annoying. I also enjoyed Nico’s character so much, he actually reminded me of someone, I just wish that Nico got more dialogues there but it was still good. In addition to that, I love how Faith dealt with her heart break and how it was written in a way that’s so full of ups and downs because I believe that’s just how we deal with it. Sometimes we feel so strong and other times we don’t notice the blow’s hard and you just break down.

This book is a short and entertaining read that would teach you a lot. Just open it and start reading! All in all, I love this book more than I expected to. I definitely recommend this book.

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