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Plantation Secrets
Published in Hardcover by Pilot Books (2000)
Author: James W. Ridout IV
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Absurd Plot
I purchased this book thinking it would be in a historical setting on a Louisiana plantation. It is a Louisiana plantation, but the setting is contemporary.

If you are reading this book in hopes of a lot of passionate gay action, you won't get any at all before page 170.

Instead we get a male character, who after marriage and 5 children, gets a little jolt that reminds him that--"Oh by the way, I'm gay." Funny how a little thing like sexual orientation can just slip one's mind.

After that, we have people who hate each other suddenly begin making love, and other unlikely behavior.

In addition to unbelieveable characters, unintentionally humorous plot and stilted dialogue there is also the amateurish writing style.

Read only if you want to be amused. Reminded me of the time Lucy Ricardo's writing effort was included in a book guiding beginning authors, under the chapter "Don't Let This Happen To You."

Mr. Rideout might want to consider taking some writing courses, perhaps his local college offers night classes.

Nice try but...
Very convoluted writing style. Difficult plot. The physical production of this work is poor - bad typesetting, poor editing, and misprinted pages.

Sugar cane licking good
I enjoyed this book, had a hard time putting it down. I became a part of the family and found the book easy to read and understand. If you are looking for a book to read for a weekend this is a great choice.

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