It’s an amazing feeling to receive an awesome review such as this. Thanks, Courtney. This encourages me to continue to strive for authenticity and to share my culture with the world of romance.
Malby, Maida. Boracay Vows. San Antonio, TX(?): EOT Publications, 2017.
Paperback | $12.99 USD | ISBN-13: 978-0999543214 | 234 pages | Contemporary Romance
I received this book as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
When an author is a friend, especially the longer I know them, I often worry about their book possibly disappointing me, as tastes can differ widely, as I have found from my experience as a member of a number of book groups. But my fears with Maida Malby’s debut were unfounded. In fact, her book is one of those rare debut novels that not only shows the promise of the writer, but will instantly suck you in.
She strikes a great balance between an authentic exploration of Filipino culture, including language and cuisine, as well as family values, with which she is obviously familiar, and presenting the characters as people
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