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Fateful Waters by J.M. Anton

Fateful Waters

by J.M. Anton

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I really enjoyed this book. Once started, it was hard to put down. It talks about the problems associated with running a ranch in Texas. It has quite a bit of romance. It is a good all around book and I am looking forward to the next book from this author. ( )
  roadway2000 | Aug 1, 2012 |
This book was not at all what I expected. There was a lot I found annoying with the book. The heroine is a 24 year woman in 2012 yet a lot of the descriptions, from the clothing (OK I got it- the author likes kelly green 'slacks' and other items in this color!), hair styles, the way things were described (not to mention the amount of typos) and her character description, were very basically written and descriptively very old fashioned. As I was reading this I kept thinking did this author write this book 20 years ago? Nope, the dates are 2011-2012. Not at all a description of a modern day 24 year old. Also I just didn't see the attraction either of them had between each other, even as the story continued. He rapes her yet she stays? She deals with lots of anxiety and takes tons of pills. Not really a person I'd like to read about. She seems rather weak to me. I think if the story stopped 1/2 way through it would have been a better story. I will give the author credit for making this a very fast read however I would definitely not recommend. ( )
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Review by: Reynold Bowen on May 04, 2012
Review of J. M. Anton’s book.
Title: Fateful Waters
Author: J.M. Anton
ISBN: E-book: 978 -1-4762-1077-3

General Subject matter: A romantic story about a young woman who, after graduating from an eastern American university, becomes involved in new relationships in a world outside of the university portals. Alexandra Parker, better known as Lexie, will have to learn how to deal with new people. They will have both good and bad intentions.
Theme: The effects of being roughly injected into a new culture.
Thesis: The effects of physically pushing two cultures together, and letting everyone try to work out the problems that most certainly arise.

The author presents Lexie, the heroine, with the problems of interrelationships between massively different cultures. Lexie knows about farm animals, and their needs, but she knows little or nothing about the Texas panhandle, and is nearly killed in a flash flood, something almost unheard of in the farming area of Ohio. Her friend Melanie Potter will quickly become the prey in a quest by a fortune hunter named David Decker, because her family is wealthy, and his only desire is money. Lexie will also become involved in the everyday life on a modern day ranch, the Rocking R owned by Cutter Ross. The problems surrounding her friend Mel, and her own difficulties finding her way in this new world will follow her throughout the story, and she will have to work them out whenever she can while becoming a sexually complete woman at 24. The characters are all developed in an interesting manner, and all are perfectly real to the reader. They easily show the difference between Americans from the east of the country, and those from the western portion.
The story contains a series of incidents, and adventures which will draw Lexie into her new life, while pushing her away at the same time.
The Author follows Lexie and her thoughts as much as possible to give the story a chronological order, but will move to other characters, for example Cutter Reed, when Lexie is unconscious, and recovering in the hospital after her introduction to a Texas flash flood. The author will also shift to David Decker in order to give the reader a better understanding of his deceitful manners. In every description the author gives the reader details about the characters in the story, and the setting, so that the reader will have a very good picture of the weather conditions of Texas, and how they differ so greatly with those of the eastern states. The descriptive portions of the story are short, and to the point, so that the reader feels that he, or she is being given just enough help to understand the story, while the author constantly gives small clues to support the problems she gives Lexie. Ms. Anton has a good knowledge of horses, and livestock, so her descriptions are very realistic, and re-enforce any incidents, or problems that she presents to her characters on this ranch. Ms. Anton lives in Ohio, so it is easy to see why her description of the events that happen there, are also very accurate, and believable. The author’s knowledge also includes domestic animals, and her description of the part played by Lexie’s dog is accurate, and well written.
Just as the reader thinks that the story may be nearing its conclusion, Ms. Anton brings back earlier problems, and presents the heroine with new possibilities to resolve them. This keeps the reader’s curiosity peeked until the end of the book.

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  BackyardHorse | Jul 5, 2012 |
“This book surprised me, and I couldn’t put it down!
I really do love the character of Lexie! Especially when she doesn’t take any guff from any one. Her fierce independence frustrates Cutter who is used to having his orders complied with. I also like that Lexie swears; I find that so many female protagonists are so wussy, and that so many authors pretend that people are all nicey-nice, when in real life they are not!
I laughed out loud again at some of the humor. I am looking forward to the print release.” — M.L. Lazor

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  BackyardHorse | Jul 5, 2012 |
“This story reminds me of those once found in Ranch Romance magazines of the forties and fifties, which were so popular. The many trials and tribulations of life on the ranches in Texas during an extreme drought brought out the best and worst of everyone. I felt the plot deserved four stars and I recommend the novel for those who like this particular genre.” — J. Admak

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