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Amazing Grace by Tara F.T. Sering
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Nov 16, 10

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Read from November 06 to 09, 2010

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A lot of Filipino girls in their late twenties will be able to relate to Grace and what she's going through - how she's constantly pressured by friends and family to settle down and get married to the point that she agrees to go on several blind dates. She gets lucky on her seventh try when she meets Mike and they hit it off. They start dating regularly and two years later, he proposes. Unfortunately, Mike has to move to a different country for work and that's when their relationship problems start. We all know how difficult long distance relationships are, more so when one of the parties doesn't seem committed to the relationship. The writing style takes some getting used to as Tara FT Sering uses the second person point of view, which I don't usually encounter.

While it was fun to read Grace's adventures as she navigates the tricky waters of love, I don't agree with some of the choices that she made throughout the book. I mean seriously, Mike was the one at fault and Grace still decides to go after him to try and salvage their dying relationship. I wanted to smack her and tell her not to bother going after someone who's obviously not that into her anymore. I guess the author needed a reason for Grace to hop from one country to another and experience several things that will help her with her realizations. I still enjoyed reading the book as a whole as there were some funny scenes that made me smile. I also liked where the author went with the ending. I'm going to be on the lookout for Tara FT Sering's other books and I hope she comes out with new titles soon. I recommend this to anyone who's interested in chick lit and Asian cultures, it's light and fluffy so very easy to read.
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“As with most women, your body instinctively knows that calories are morphine for aching hearts and badly bruised egos. Slather butter over your pancakes with a vengeance and drown them all in maple syrup.”
Tara F.T. Sering, Amazing Grace

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