When I decided to read ‘Isle of Broken Years’ by Jane Fletcher, I thought I was choosing a historical fiction tale to read, and the book does start out that way. However, the story did not stay that way. Boy did it ever change! The story goes from a tale about a Spanish noblewoman sailing to the Americas in the seventeenth century to get married who gets captured and held for ransom by pirates, to this whole other fantasy/sci fi/spec fic/romance story that is just freaking wild. I mean this in a good way.
I’m not going to go into any more detail about the story itself. I will say that Jane Fletcher did an amazing job with an intricate and complicated plot, and made even the most fantastical elements seem like they could be real. The flow of the story was great and the characters were well done and believable.
The only criticism I really have is the romance was a really slow burn, though I can sort of understand that considering who the two characters were. I just wanted to see them get together sooner.
I can recommend this story to anyone who likes any of the genres mentioned above. It is a wild and exciting read and well worth choosing this book.
I received this book as an ARC by Net Galley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. You can find the book at Bold Strokes Books website.