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Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes: Hometown Filipino love stories

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Where A ‘Promdi Heart’ Goes: Hometown Filipino love stories

/ 09:15 AM April 28, 2017

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Summer is almost here, and that means you’re probably already planning where to go or what to do this vacation. Good thing reading is always an option! Here is a recommendation: “Promdi Heart,” a romance anthology set in different Philippine provinces. (Also good for #BookbedReadsPHLit!)

The anthology includes “Only The Beginning,” which follows the story of Andi, who swears that the bright lights and smooth ways of Manila would never seduce her again. But when a particular Manileño sets foot in her hometown of Jimenez, why can’t she get his dimples out of her mind?

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“Letters About A Boy,” on the other hand, is a story written entirely in letter format.

“Dear Annette,

Inside this envelope are my letters to you throughout the years, letters about dashing, hunky Nicolas. About his hazel eyes and pink lips. About the magical night of his grandma’s birthday. About when I fell in love.

Love, Tin-Tin”

In this interview, we talk to two of the authors, C.P. Santi of “Only The Beginning” and Ines-Bautista-Yao of “Letters About a Boy,” as they take us to Misamis and Negros Occidental for adventure, food and of course, love. Read on to get ideas for your summer getaways!

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