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Quote-Tastic Monday #12: Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui

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Quote tastic

Quote-Tastic is a weekly Monday meme hosted by Herding Cats and Burning Soup. Open your books (or turn on your devices) and pick your book’s quotable quote.

Julio jumped to his feet then held out his hand. She put her hand in his, looking up at him gratefully, then promptly stumbled.

He caught her against his chest, and she stepped back quickly. She turned and ran a few steps down the road, calling for Iday. Her cheeks were flushed. This was love, she knew, at least on her part— the delight in his conversation, the perfect concert in working together and conspiring merely through looks, the ease together in silence. And of course, there was the thrill at his slightest touch, at feeling the warmth of his body against hers and breathing in his scent, if only for a moment, but this was not love so much as a feeling brought on by her love for him.

–  Chapter 4, Woman in a Frame
by Raissa Rivera Falgui


I generally don’t like YA romance. I think it’s because the baby sitter in me thinks that anyone between 10-15 years old is too young to focus too much on romance. But once in a while I do stumble upon one that’s really a good read. This week, it’s an excerpt from Raissa Rivera Falgui’s Woman in a Frame. Set in modern times, with flashbacks of The Philippines at the doors of the Filipinio Revolution against the Spaniards, it about Sining who finds a painting of a woman in a frame, which leads her to look for that painting’s past, and learning about her connection to it and Marcela. In the excerpt, Marcela realizes that what she feels for Julio is love. But she knows it is impossible, she is an Indio and he is a Spaniard. My review to come.

If you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can find it as an ebook at Flipreads and Amazon and in print at Adarna House.

To see what others have posted for their Quote-Tastic Monday, visit Ana at Herding Cats and Burning Soup.


Author: Lorn (pakwanstripes)

Yogi, book lover, comic book reader, cat moma and diabetic :)

One thought on “Quote-Tastic Monday #12: Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui

  1. Not a bad description of love and she seems happy. 🙂


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