Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Egrets to the Flames [Hardcover]

Our Price $ 16.76  
Retail Value $ 23.95  
You Save $ 7.19  (30%)  
Item Number 247881  
Buy New $16.76
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for Egrets to the Flames by Barbara Anton...

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. 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.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   301
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   1.3 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Oceanview Publishing
ISBN  1933515112  
ISBN13  9781933515113  

Availability  5 units.
Availability accurate as of May 25, 2017 08:36.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About Barbara Anton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barbara Anton has won hundreds of awards for short stories, articles, light verse, poetry and plays. Thirty six of Anton's plays have been produced in New York. Born in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Barbara Anton lives in Sarasota, Florida.

Barbara Anton was born in 1926 and died in 2007.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Family Saga

Reviews - What do customers think about Egrets to the Flames?

Sugar Cane Saga!  Nov 12, 2007
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

I thought this book was exciting!   Nov 8, 2007
This novel, fiery title aside, scorches through a host of twists
and turns, seemingly bent on sending its characters through the
tortures of hell, which, once the sugar-cane fields start burning next
to the family mansion, don't seem that far away. A large cast of
characters, all dependent in some way on the "cane", are torn apart
(in one case, literally) and sometimes put back together, usually only
to self-destruct again in spectacular fashion. A searing indictment
of what money can do to a family.
top-notch  Nov 8, 2007
This book reads like the script from an unproduced daytime soap: I was amazed at the head-spinning plot turns and couldn't help wonder whether this would be on TV someday. Even General Hospital would have trouble keeping up with the level of invention in this novel: seemingly every chapter grabs the wheel of the story and yanks it to the right or left, spinning off a cliff to land on the body of yet another dead or dishonored character from the novel. To borrow the novel's central metaphor, the characters are all egrets diving into the flames of the burning sugar-cane fields: they can't help it.
doesn't disappoint  Nov 8, 2007
Egrets to the Flames strains at the seams with jaw-dropping cliffhangers and twists, determined to remain unpredictable at all costs. Set in Florida, on a sugar-cane impresario's estate, the novel features disease, hurricanes, drug-addicted profligate sons, racism, voodoo, and sex with all the wrong people. I half expected some of the dead bodies to come back with a hankering for sugar-coated flesh. Author Barbara Anton squeezes every last drop of melodrama from the sweaty setting.
head-spinning  Nov 8, 2007
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. He gets his just desserts in true Greek tragedy fashion. Makes soap operas look restrained.

Write your own review about Egrets to the Flames

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Egrets to the Flames

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy