Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-027-4

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-61188-028-1

Publication date: November 15, 2011

60 pages

“Michael Baron knows how to touch every emotion a reader could experience and the feeling one gets is after having a satisfying and delicious meal! Exquisite story, Michael Baron!”

– Crystal Book Reviews

Reviewers have rejoiced in Michael Baron’s “emotionally charged relationships” (RT Book Reviews), “deep sensitivity” (#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs), and “talent and depth” (Romance Writers Reviews), while calling his work “a masterpiece” (Book Reviews R Us), “unforgettable” (Fresh Fiction), and “beautiful” (My Book Retreat). Now Baron presents us with his first novelette and his first holiday story, a touching, luminous, and openhearted tale of love, wonder, and revelation.

Returning to the characters of his first novel, When You Went Away, Baron takes us again into the world of Gerry Rubato, a man who has been marked by loss and revived by love, and his son Reese, now six, who celebrates life at a remarkable level but is only now starting to understand that he was robbed of the chance of ever knowing his late mother. Reese is old enough now to get caught up in the excitement of the Christmas season and he throws himself into it with abandon. His sense of celebration takes on entirely new levels of meaning, though, when it leads him to an unexpected and most remarkable discovery.

At once buoyant and poignant, and filled with irrepressible spirit, A Winter Discovery is a story of that will take you to new places in your heart.

“Full of emotion, love, sentiment, feeling and tenderness that this book should be on every one's book shelf to reread at this time of year. Highly recommend!”

– CMash Loves to Read


A Winter Discovery 

Lou Aronica

“This is an absolute little gem of a story, and perfect for Christmas.”

– Lis Carey’s Library

“The story is full of warmth, humor and sweetness...the kind of story that can be enjoyed by all ages and read in a single sitting if one were so inclined.”
– Old Game Reviewer


“A throughly enjoyable nibble of the sweetness of the holidays.”
– On the Road to a Book a Day


“Put this on you must reads for your holiday reading or just any time you may want a good short story that warms your heart.”
– Just One More Paragraph

“If you're looking for something quick to make you smile this holiday season, A Winter Discovery will absolutely fit the bill!”
– Cat's Thoughts

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lou Aronica is known for the uncommon depth of emotion to his stories and the vivid realism of his characters. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips called The Forever Year “pure pleasure from beginning to end, beautifully written and emotionally rich” and Blogcritics said that Blue was “like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses.”

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