Hot Drama under the Hot Sun: Forthcoming Book, Egrets to the Flames, is a Splendid Saga of Life in the Sugar Cane Industry

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Oceanview Publishing will release Egrets to the Flames by Barbara Anton on November 1, 2007. Anton, an acclaimed playwright, celebrated jewelry designer and award-winning writer, passed away on May 20, 2007 after a brief illness.

Oceanview Publishing will release Egrets to the Flames by Barbara Anton on November 1, 2007. Anton, an acclaimed playwright, celebrated jewelry designer and award-winning writer, passed away on May 20, 2007 after a brief illness.

A steamy saga of love, passion, and greed set amidst the burning cane fields of South Florida, Egrets to the Flames (Oceanview Publishing $23.95, ISBN-10: 1-933515-11-2, ISBN-13: 978-1-933515-11-3) ntroduces the Hamptons, a wealthy, privileged family of sugar cane growers. Patriarch James Henry Hampton struggles to maintain his holdings and preserve his and his family's way of life. But there is trouble in the fields: James Henry must answer to forces demanding retribution for the egregious impact on the fragile environment, and the exploitation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters. As he juggles a wife and a mistress, James Henry's family begins to unravel. Will the very things that hold this family together ultimately tear them apart?

In an advance review, Publishers Weekly praises Egrets to the Flames: "Vivid scenes of harvesting and processing the sugar cane and the hot subtropical setting earn solid marks for Anton…her over-the-top melodrama rages like a field afire."

According to Stuart Kaminsky, best-selling author and winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Novel, and the Mystery Writers of America 2006 Grand Master Award, "Egrets to the Flames is a riveting, beautifully-written novel of family tension and high drama. It has betrayal, intrigue and characters that will stay with the reader while those of other books are long forgotten. Barbara Anton is a consummate professional who knows how to bring drama under the hot sun to life."

Oceanview Publishing (http://www.oceanviewpub.com) is an independent press headquartered in Massachusetts. Members of the news media wishing to receive an advance review copy of Egrets to the Flames are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875, or by email - maryglenn@maryglenn.com

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