This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Miche Arendse for Readers' Favorite
The Drago Tree by Isobel Blackthorn sees Anne Salter, a woman fleeing her failed marriage, find refuge on an island called Lanzarote. There she attempts to come to terms with her failed marriage and find some sort of solace through writing. Through her journey on this island, she meets two men who will change the course of her plans of living a simple life. She meets the renowned novelist Richard who stays on the island occasionally as part of his ‘getaway’. The other man she meets is a local potter by the name of Domingo. The three form a complicated relationship as they explore the island and the written word.
The Drago Tree by Isobel Blackthorn is a work of art in a book. Blackthorn does such an amazing job of setting a beautifully descriptive scene from the get-go and continues with this throughout the story. With deeply complex characters and a multi-layered plot, you cannot help but be utterly transfixed when reading this book. Although touching on the theme of romance, the author does not focus on it; instead, we are met with descriptive landscapes and a historic overview of the island itself. It also touches on themes of exploitation and the impact of tourism on islands such as these. This shows the work put in by the author and makes it more worth the read. I highly recommend this book and I think any literary fan would easily enjoy reading it.