Fateful Waters

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Follow Melinda Potter and her friend and roommate, Alexandra Parker, across the country from their home on the shores of Lake Erie to the drought-stricken state of Texas. Melinda has a date with an online Romeo, and Lexie winds up in a hospital where she wakes to everyone calling her Mrs. Ross. She doesn’t have a clue how she got there, or who Mr. Ross is. More

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Published by Jackie Anton
Published: March 31, 2012
Words: 78,140
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476210773
About J.M. Anton

J.M.'s bio is on Jackie Anton's profile page.
J.M. Anton is a pseudonym used for adult (18+) novels.

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Review by: Maria Miller on May 14, 2013 : star star star star
FATEFUL WATERS is a well written, contemporary romance. The characters were good, and the plot was well developed
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: roadway2000 on Aug. 01, 2012 : star star star star star
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.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marylou Lazor on May 11, 2012 : star star star star star
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!
And I laughed out loud again at some of the humor. I am looking forward to the print release.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marylou Lazor on May 11, 2012 : (no rating)
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!
And I laughed out loud again at some of the humor. I am looking forward to the print release.

ML
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Reynold Bowen on May 04, 2012 : star star star star star
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. Even then, the reader is presented with more situations that will only be able to be worked out in the following book.
Ms. Anton has delivered a very good, and highly readable adventure for adults, and this book is definitely worth a read. As this story is part of a continuing adventure for Alexandra, it is highly recommended that the reader purchase not only this book, but also the following books in order to help Lexie solve all the difficulties which life has presented to her.
R.B.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Arlena Dean on April 28, 2012 : star star star star
Fateful Waters
Author: Jackie Anton
Published By: J. A.
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Raven Rating: 4
Blog Reviewed For: Librarything

Review:

"Fateful Waters" by Jackie Anton was a romantic cowboy story. The novel is of two young friends Melinda Potter and Alexandra(Lexi)Parker who had gone across country from Ohio to Texas so that Melinda could see her boyfriend(David).

The story is centered about what happens to Melinda and Lexie as this travel takes off for a stormy ride.....

Fateful Water in a few words.....
For Melinda... it is heartbreaking for her to really find out about her 'Romeo'....for Lexi....wow....driving in a rain storm.... FATEFUL WATERS....... the cattle in the road....her accident that left Lexi wondering ... just who is Mrs. Ross?....the hospital stay...working for Cutter.....back at hometown in Ohio.. Skip....with mom and grandma... a real marriage....Now Mr. and Mrs. Cutter Ross ....... now back in the 'drought-sticken state of Texas' at the Rock R........the puppies....the beat down of Marie, the housekeeper.. house invaded...by David Decker.....hospital again....now the little on(son)....another marriage coming up? You will simply have to pick up the wonderful romance "Fateful Waters" to find out just how it all comes together.
The End....

The novel was really fun to read because it kept you turning the pages till the end you were at the end. The author went in great detail in letting the reader know just what was happening every single step of the novel at (the ranches, Lexi's mom place, the park, the dinner out .... dancing and even hospital visits.

The characters and there were many that really held your attention: Melinda, Lexi, (Mrs. Ross) Cutter, David, Jim, Marie, Patrick, mom(Eve), grandma, Nurse Thacker, Dr. Callahan, Pete, Benson, Booker and I know I have left out a few others but you will get all of them in this read.


I really enjoyed this cowboy novel of "Fateful Waters" and if you are in for a little romance and humor ..... will the guy get the girl?.... then this novel would be a good read for you.

Jacki Anton....Thank you for having me read your book!
I really enjoyed it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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