Excellent, well-paced read!
-M&M, Amazon customer
-Lalala, Amazon customer
The saga continues with the second installment of this award winning trilogy, Daughter of the Boricua.
The clouds above were dark and ominous. Moctezuma lay there bleeding, tears rolling down his swollen, bloodstained face. He thought of his firstborn, Isabella, at the mercy of the murderer of his people, Hernán Cortés, and it made him tremble with anger and loss. In a last act of defiance, Moctezuma murmured his revenge:
”Oh powerful god, I ask you to avenge my people. I ask that the next daughter of Hernán Cortés and her seed be cursed.”
With that he closed his eyes and destiny was set in the stars above him.
Daughter of the Boricua continues the saga of the award winning book, Song of the Boricua, and follows the story of Puerto Rico, told through the lives of three generations of women.
Liani; a Taino torn between her loyalty to her people, and her love for a Spanish officer.
Isabella; direct descendent of Aztec princess Isabella Moctezuma, cursed as her grandmother was.
Josephine; daughter of Isabella, afraid to love, but finding herself caught between love or career.
Are they cursed? Will they succeed or will their lives converge and end with the storm of the century?
-E, Amazon customer
-Jamie G., Amazon customer
Winner of the Bronze Award in the International Reader's Choice Awards and soon to be featured in Publisher's Weekly:
Song of the Boriuca
Olivia Castillo, like the jibaros of the past, captivates audiences with her timeless tale of love, loss, and rebirth.
Puerto Rico an island of contradiction, serves as an enchanting backdrop following three generations of women.
Elena: resilient and ambitious, but trapped by duty to her children. Maria:passionate and headstrong, but married to a man she does not love. Josephina: optimistic and romantic, but in love with an alcoholic. Isabella: clairvoyant and spiritual, but denies her heritage and roots.
Like the land these women are held hostage, unfulfilled and unable to find their happiness. Each generation like the land is cursed. Can they defy the powerful bond of the curse and free themselves to find love everlasting?
Castillos' fiction is timely, offering a glimpse into the islands rich history and offering insight into the story that has plagued women for all of time, the search for true love and acceptance of self.