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Welcome to Oldham, CT, a small town rich in Colonial heritage while being utterly contemporary. Situated along the Connecticut River Valley, Oldham bursts with color every fall, as the leaves on its trees evolve into an unmatched palette of scarlet, orange, purple, yellow, and bronze. For more than three decades, the Gold family has been a central part of Oldham in the fall, its Sugar Maple Inn a destination for leaf-peepers" from all over the country, and its annual Halloween party a stirring way to punctuate the town's most active month.But this year, more than just the leaves are changing. With the death of their parents, the Gold siblings, Maria, Maxwell, Deborah, Corrina, and Tyler, have decided to sell the Sugar Maple Inn, and this year's Halloween party will be the last. As October begins, the Golds contend with the finality that faces them, and the implications it has for a family that has always been so close. For some, it means embracing new challenges and new love. For others, it means taking on unimagined roles. And for others, it means considering the inconceivable.
Complicating it all is a series of hauntings" that touch each of the Gold siblings, a series of benign interventions that will remain a mystery until October draws to a close.Filled with romance, tension, and unforgettable family drama, Leaves is the first in a series of novels about a world and a family that readers will want to make their own.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 127 x 204 x 19.05mm | 355g
  • Stamford, United States
  • English
  • 0984190546
  • 9780984190546

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"Nicholas Sparks fans will rejoice to hear there's a new male author on the scene who writes beautifully about love and emotionally charged relationships." -- RT Book Reviews "I never thought a guy could write women's fiction this well. If you want deeply emotionally, totally romantic novels that take you into the heart of a man, you need to read Michael Baron." -- New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips "Baron's exquisite writing is a joy to read." -- Long and Short Review "Michael Baron knows how to pull every string of a reader's heart." -- Crystal Book Review "Mr. Baron's tender, masterful and descriptive writing style allows the reader to be transported and become part of the story line." -- CMash Loves to Read
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About Michael Baron

Michael Baron is the pseudonym for a successful nonfiction writer. He is the author of five previous novels, When You Went Away, Crossing the Bridge, The Journey Home, Spinning, and Anything as well as the holiday novella A Winter Discovery.
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163 ratings
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I feel like I should be giving this a much higher rating than I did. After all, this is basically a clean book. Hardly any profanity--very, very mild. No bedroom scenes although implied sex scenes. It is all about a quaint place, and it is a nice story. There was really nothing wrong with it. I just did not connect with it, and I wish I had been able to. This will be a book that many people would like. It has romance, memories, and sweetness. I found myself only interest in two portions of the book. I enjoyed the music references--there are quite a few. I also enjoyed the culinary artist. The writing style of the author was honestly pretty good. He painted the Sugar Maple Inn in a wonderful way, but the characters did not interest me as much as I wished them to. The "visitations" were also a bit strange. But I am certain this book will resonate with many. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.show more
by Ruth Hill
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