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4.24  ·  Rating details ·  74 ratings  ·  43 reviews
When Faith’s five-year relationship ends right before she leaves for a typhoon-stricken town in Iloilo, she chooses not to make a big deal out of it. She’s not a stranger to heartbreak after all – she deals with it everyday with her disaster relief work. How can she be broken up about her lost love life when she’s surrounded by people who literally lost everything?

All she
Kindle Edition, 2017 edition, 210 pages
Published 2017 (first published July 31st 2016)
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Kim at Divergent Gryffindor

Man, I love Ana Tejano's writing style! And also? I need french fries!
Yna the Mood Reader
“The grace is not about forgetting, but knowing you can start anew.”

Read this via Season 3 of #RomanceClass podcast. What a great project! Review to come.
Keep the Faith offers a refreshing and heartwarming take on Christian romance. Truthfully, I tend to avoid most religion/spirituality-related titles (note: not exclusively romance) because the very few that I’ve read in the past were pretty preachy. Keep the Faith was thankfully a delightful exception. Nick and Faith’s relationship was wonderfully wholesome and endearing. I liked how the author was able to present a mature (and very believable!) romantic development without heavily relying on se ...more
My first ebook purchase! Love that it's from a fellow Filipino and book club friend! :)

So many things to like about this book:

1. The cover!
- Another win. Though this has a totally different feel from "Fall Like Rain," it totally captured the elements and feel of the book. Light and hopeful.

2. The Characters!
- Nico: the good guy swoon worthy type. Almost too perfect but I liked how he was honest with Faith when he needed to be.
- Faith: your typical relatable female friend. Maybe a bit stuborn a
Maria Ella
Cutie love story with Development work, Ilonggo phrases and Hebrews 11:1.

I was captivated with the nuances of an Ilonggo hottie as a character to the book. Sana ganun din ang soulmate ko, charot.
Nicka Cassandra
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Let’s start by how much feels this book gave me! I just have to say that recovering from a broken heart is not easy. The story actually gave justice to this specific topic. And now as a result, I WANT MY OWN NICO TAMAYO!!!!!

I started reading this when I was on my way to work, you know trying to entertain myself while I was stuck in Metro Manila’s traffic. Even though I was only on the first chapter I couldn’t help but smile. The scene when they set eyes on each other, sparks flied! *literally* K
Camille Lopez
This book is so good and uplifting in all sides. Not your typical daily dose of cheesiness but it's more mature and relatable.

I can quote a lot from this book and the wisdom the characters shared in this story is very realistic. I love this kind of books not so dreamy. I think I wanted to stop at the last chapter before ending it. Because I will definitely miss the amazing characters of this book.

I totally ship on you Nico and Faith! Always Keep the Faith!
I've literally just finished this book about five minutes ago. AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH! This is my favorite work of Ana Tejano so far. My heart still flutters just by thinking about how lovely this book was.

For starters, Faith is a community development worker. She basically saves the world for a living, something that's really inspiring. I think it is one of the reasons why I could relate to Faith a lot, I do enjoy participating in volunteer works and community service activities too. Another th
Shelumiel Delos Santos
This is my first foray into #romanceclass titles and I want more!

Here are some initial thoughts:
- Faith is frustrating in parts but relatable and definitely fleshed out. Her emotional journey is well explored for a short book, examining not only her romantic relationship but also the different relationships she has with other characters. However, there is one particular scene where I was like, GIRL I CAN'T WITH YOU. YOU KEPT TELLING EVERYONE YOU'RE OKAY AND YOU'R
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, 2017
"For now, all I needed to do was to keep moving, because at the end of the day, uncertainty were simply an exercise in faith."

First of all, I'd like to thank the author for sharing this freebie!

I love everything in this book! Maybe it broke my heart and made me shed a tear, but it just showed how hurtful a break up can be. AND THAT THERE IS A GOOD GUY OUT THERE WHO'S WILLING TO WAIT FOR YOU. ❤️ Can I have a Nico Tamayo???

Those who are in the process of accepting or moving on should read this. It
This felt more like it was Faith’s journey getting over her ex and learning to move on. My heart hurt for her and the denial she was in. Anyone who has been through a breakup with unresolved feelings can probably relate. But it made her moving on with Nico much sweeter and more believable. I like that they built a friendship first and it was soooo obvious he liked her that I was like girl... come on. But I appreciated that Faith wanted time for herself first. Also liked the disaster relief angle ...more
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fil-lit, 2017-reads
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review and as a part of the Keep the Faith blog tour! Stay tuned! Read my full review on my blog soon

This story follows the main character's journey on having hope even in a devastating times and yes, having faith with life even if it's ruining everything that she worked hard for.

What I love about this novel was the feels you get when you read this and the lessons that you will learn. It will give you hope and a strength on how to deal
Liana Smith Bautista | Will Read for Feels
***This review was first posted on book blog Will Read for Feels.

I’ll admit I was a little dubious about reading Ana Tejano’s Keep the Faith. I was delighted to learn that it would feature the same barkada (group of friends) as her debut novel, Fall Like Rain, because I’ve been waiting years to see more of one of the characters. But knowing that there would be a Christian factor to the romance made me pause because, to be honest, that is just so not my thing. Still, I had friends assure me that
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A huge thanks to the author for giving me the chance to read and review her book, and also for including me in this blog tour.

Moving on from a relationship is never easy, especially if it is was a long-term one. When Faith’s relationship with her boyfriend of five years ended, she was heartbroken as much as the next girl but there were more important things to deal with. Like her work as a community development worker and future disaster relief missions. Like her new office mate, Nico, who happe
claridge | booknomnom
Review also available for viewing on my blog:

Before we begin with my review, let me ask you one thing? Why do we read?

We often take for granted the reason why we read things. Maybe, you want an escape from the mundane of life. Maybe, we seek to find a piece of our souls in one of the books we peruse. Maybe, we seek worlds greater and far more dangerous than ours. Or the contrary – finding a safe place to be who you are and finding the freedom in between the lines.

For m
“Keep the Faith” was like a breath of fresh air after everything I’ve been reading lately, that it’s usually fantasy and heavy writing. I needed to read this. The simple and straight-to-the-point writing style was very much appreciated, and made this book a light read to entertain myself during my holidays (I read most of it at the beach). I think many people can relate to Faith and her story, as break ups aren’t exactly an alien concept. Even people who have never experienced a break-up with a ...more
Laura (bbliophile)
this was okay. idk. it was just okay.
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my God I enjoyed this one so much. It was such a fast read that It's hard to keep up with the emotions.

Okay, Faith. Faith's dedication to helping people is something I really admire. She has a good heart at the very core, a heart that tries to be strong for others but really a heart is just a heart, and there's only so much it could take. This is what makes Faith so relatable. We pretend we're okay, we try to keep things the same way, we try to hold on, hurting ourselves and others around us
"Keep the Faith will make you appreciate the ups and downs of heartbreaks. It will remind you of the limitless amount of kindness we need to constantly share and receive. Keep it in your bookshelf for rainy days! I sure would." Continue reading our review here.

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Agay Llanera
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now I'm craving artery-hardening fries.

I love how the MC is in disaster relief--the first time I've read a romance with this component. And it does make sense, especially since we live in disaster-prone country. Why didn't anyone think of that? Brilliant. I also like how Faith dealt with the disaster both outside and inside her. Though it's important to put personal grief in perspective, especially in the light of a national calamity, it doesn't mean that the pain is any less real. <3
Kris Mauna
"So, what do you say, French Fries? Go out with me tonight?"

PolCy on the cover should be a good enough reason for you to buy this book.. But if you need more convincing, I'll let you all know that I absolutely ADORED this book. I'm such a fan of Ana Tejano's writing. Her characters and stories are always refreshing to read in our world.
If you're in the mood for a sweet romantic story then pick this one up! <3
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
The thing about heartbreak, I realized, is it’s not really about waiting for things to stop hurting before you start moving. A broken heart can and will heal in time, but for time to actually do its job, I needed to acknowledge what I had lost, and move on. However, I knew it was going to take a while—that the road would be littered with bumps and possibly smaller heartbreaks that would punch me in the gut and make me grieve again.
Vlack Grey
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy in exchange for a honest review (part of the Blog Tour).

It was such a heartwarming story. And you can definitely relate to most of the parts. I like how the story develop and how the characters interact with each other.

I really like the character of Nico. He's so compassionate and mature. This type of guy was my ideal one.

It was a good story. :)
Kate (The Bookaholic Blurbs)
Full review over at The Bookaholic Blurbs!

I loved Keep the Faith. I LOVED IT SO SO DAMN MUCH MY WHOLE LIFE ACHES. Strikingly executed and emotionally direct, it's a story that will touch your heart in unforgettable ways. READ THIS NOW!

Thank you Ana for sending me the Kindle copy!
Kath Lau
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Review to come. You can listened to it at #RomanceClass Podcast.

Aira Irish
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written tale of acceptance and moving on.
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf

Might pick this up again in the future
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-review-read
I’ve been a fan of Ana Tejano since reading Fall like Rain and I enjoyed her second book, Keep The Faith very much. Faith is the other friend of Rain in the first book.

Faith, a development worker, is humble and hard working. She has a little pinch of stubbornness that makes her refuse to stop helping people. But sometimes its the same stubbornness that prevents her from seeing the truth of her relationships.

Nico is the perfect guy. He’s sweet and thoughtful and very understanding. I like how he
Maria Isabel Samonte


         This book has so many feels despite being a short book. The story plays with the office romance troupe with Faith and Nico both working as community development workers. The author did an marvellous job in the Characterization of Faith. Faith is kind and very thoughtful. Her purpose in life is to help others, and like other male and female she also can get emotional and hurt. While Nico is the kind of partner you want. He has a very good heart with how he ta
H. Bentham
Faith is a community development worker who’s longterm relationship ended just before a field mission. On the day she gets back, she is introduced to the charming Nico, who she initially finds sleeping on her work desk. They form an easy friendship that has all the possibility of blooming into a beautiful romance. If only Faith could admit to herself that she’s totally over her past love.

This was quite special bec the heroine is going through an unusual break-up. She leaves town the day after t
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Ana Tejano has been in love with words and writing ever since she met Elizabeth Wakefield when she was in Grade 3. She has contributed several non-fiction pieces in print and online publications, and has been blogging for years. When she’s not writing, she works as a communications manager for a payroll outsourcing firm, and serves in CFC Singles for Christ in every other time that she doesn’t spe ...more

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