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Crossing the Bridge

Lou Aronica

Crossing the Bridge

Story Plant hardcover 

ISBN: 978-1-61188-231-5

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-0-9841905-1-5

Publication date: January 5, 2010

336 pages

Apple Books


“Mr. Baron touches my heart and soul with his book. Telling a romantic story from the male perspective is not only a unique one, but breathtaking as well. I am looking forward to putting this on my shelf and re-reading this for many years to come.”

— Coffee Time Romance

Hugh is a man in search of his present. Since his brother died ten years ago, he's been moving from one temporary situation to another. Hugh is a deeply sensitive soul, but he's become a master at operating his defense mechanisms.

Iris has dedicated herself to two things in her life – her production work in the theater and Hugh's brother Chase. She has always had a special place in her heart for Hugh, but her heart hasn't been the same since Chase died.

Chase was possibly the most charismatic person in his circle, with an almost supernatural ability to delight and engage. That wasn't all he was, though.

Hugh Penders has been stuck in neutral for nearly a decade since his brother Chase died in a car accident. He carries with him two secrets that he has never been able to share with anyone: that he believes he might have been able to prevent the accident, and that he was deeply in love with Chase’s girlfriend, Iris.


When Hugh’s father suffers a debilitating heart attack, Hugh must return to the New England home he’s been running away from for the past ten years. One day, he encounters Iris – who has long since moved away – on the street. They begin a friendship and Hugh believes he’s falling in love with Iris all over again.


But the ghost of Chase haunts both of them. And when each reveals a truth the other never knew, their lives, their vision of Chase, and their chances for a future together will change forever.

Charged by the power of desire and the impact of loss, Crossing the Bridge is a soulful, romantic novel that will speak to you deeply.

About the Author...

Lou Aronica (edited)

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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