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by Barbara Anton


Barbara Anton's Egrets to the Flames is a novel filled with interesting characters that are embroiled in a host of high drama situations that evoke a wide range emotion from the reader.

Barbara Anton's Egrets to the Flames is a novel filled with interesting characters that are embroiled in a host of high drama situations that evoke a wide range emotion from the reader. Greed, lust, betrayal and the line between right and wrong are played out in vivid, often heart-wrenching detail.

A steamy saga of love, passion, and greed, Egrets to the Flames introduces the Hamptons, a wealthy, privileged family of sugar cane growers. Trouble in the fields: patriarch James Henry Hampton must struggle to maintain his holdings, as forces seek retribution for the egregious impact on the environment and the exploitation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters. As he juggles a wife and a mistress, James Henry's family unravels. He must fight to save son Henny from self-destruction and a disastrous marriage to a field hand's pregnant daughter.

A steamy saga of love, passion, and greed, Egrets to the Flames introduces the Hamptons, a wealthy, privileged family of sugar cane growers

A steamy saga of love, passion, and greed, Egrets to the Flames introduces the Hamptons, a wealthy, privileged family of sugar cane growers.

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Barbara Anton plumbs the depths of family gone wrong in her fever dream novel, Egrets to the Flames. A saga of a Florida sugar-cane-growing family, the book packs over-the-top plot twists, steamy sex scenes and political subtext into its pages, which seem to drip with the Florida heat. The complicated hero/anti-hero, James Henry, the patriarch of the doomed family, stomps through the novel like a cross between Patton and a centaur, fighting and screwing his way through friend and enemy alike.

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A steamy saga of love, passion, and greed, Egrets to the Flames introduces the Hamptons, a wealthy, privileged family of sugar cane growers. Trouble in the fields: patriarch James Henry Hampton must struggle to maintain his holdings, as forces seek retribution for the egregious impact on the environment and the exploitation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters. As he juggles a wife and a mistress, James Henrys family unravels. He must fight to save son Henny from self-destruction and a disastrous marriage to a field hands pregnant daughter. Son Jeffrey and his bride face immeasurable loss, while daughter Melisandra marries an impoverished prince intent on taking her riches at any cost. In the end, James Henry will face his toughest battle yet a battle that may be his last. Will the very things that hold this family together ultimately tear them apart? A splendid story of the clash between old and new, and the struggle between holding on and letting go, Egrets to the Flames is a triumphant tale about ties, tradition, and temptation.
LoboThommy
A waste of a plot, which properly written, could have been developed into a good book. Unfortunately, it was flat, as were the characters. Nothing was developed in depth, neither the characters nor the situations. As a result, the reader doesn't care what happens, even to the supposedly sympathetic members of this disfunctional family. Every misfortune known was shoved into this tome: hurricane, fire, adultry, AIDS, on and on. It doesn't help that it wasn't editted before publication. The dialogue of two people often in the same paragraph, often with no quote marks, leaves the reader puzzling about who is saying what. Skip reading this one. It's a waste.
Corgustari
Very interesting snapshot of another era - and another way of life. I expect this book would make an excellent movie!
Iriar
This book wasn't as intense a novel as I like to read. I would share it with my friends though.
Kardana
Reviewed by April Sullivan for Reader Views (10/07)

The large beautiful egrets dive and dip into the flames of the burning sugarcane fields of South Florida. Some singe their wings. Others blacken their white feathers. Even a few die. Yet, they are drawn to the flames and keep coming back for more.

"Egrets to the Flames" is the title of this novel and symbolizes the actions of the main characters in the story. Set in the late-twentieth century in Belle Glade, Florida, sugarcane grower James Henry Hampton is facing some of the toughest challenges of his life. The environmentalists and the union are pressuring him to ease up on some of his practices in the field and with his cutters, who are mostly Jamaican immigrant laborers. At home, things are even worse.

Although James Henry is the main character, we see life in the sugarcane business through the eyes of many. Jazzman is a Jamaican cutter who wants to start a reggae band. Grace is James Henry's wife. She worries constantly about her son Henny. Henny is supposed to take over the family business, but is caught up in drugs and alcohol, and fighting with his father over wanting to marry his pregnant girlfriend Beth, a field hand's daughter. Of their other children, Jeff is married to a Jap, and Mel is marrying a prince that she does not love. Then there is Vonda, Chip, and Steve. A family mixed up with the Hampton's in more ways than one.

Author Barbara Anton's writing invokes the feverish passion of a soap opera. One desperate act leads to another in this family and the action never stops. From confrontations about illegitimate children to drugs and alcohol and several deaths, the story always keeps you on your toes. Most chapters end in catastrophe and foreshadow something even worse coming around the corner.

I recommend "Egrets to the Flames" to those who like a fast-paced read with lots of drama. Every twist and turn kept my interest as I followed the Hampton family through their saga. With a happy ending for some, and a sad ending for others, the characters dip in and out of the flames in this exciting novel.

Received book free of charge.
Ausstan
Egrets are frantic birds that seem to fly into disaster while nearby vultures wait for the looming feast borne of the deathly chaos. In this case, the egrets dive into the infamous fires of James Henry Hampton's sugar cane plantation in southern Florida.

James Henry has worked hard to develop his sugar cane, sometimes by straight, hard work and at other times through paying off Senators and lobbyists who keep voting for subsidies to keep his empire prosperous. He's a tough-talking, no-nonsense kind of guy who loves his wife and three children but always seems to say the wrong thing that provokes the most dysfunctional results.

There's Henny, the crack-addicted rebel son who wants to marry the daughter of a plantation field hand. Daughter Melisandra has divorced the love of her life and now wants to marry a Prince who has nefarious, gold-digging motives for agreeing to her proposal. Then there's Jeff who has married a Japanese woman and moved to Japan but comes home for Mel's wedding, bringing his wife who may or may not experience the most warm-welcoming reception.

Add to the melee conflicts among James Henry, union negotiators and the environmentalists trying to get the Hamptons to consider more than just themselves.

Adult children learn from their parents and the unbelievably whirling dervish plot in this novel spins the reader through a cycle of breathtaking events. Passion, rebellion and unexpected traumas transform this amazing family in ways you will be unable to predict but never forget!

Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on November 12, 2007
Egrets to the Flames ebook
Author:
Barbara Anton
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Genre Fiction
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Oceanview Publishing; 1 edition (November 1, 2007)
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312 pages
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