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A Winter Discovery [NOOK Book]

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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, ...
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Overview


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 five, 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 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611880281
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 11/15/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 60
  • Sales rank: 135,889
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Michael Baron is the fiction pseudonym for a successful author of nonfiction books. He is the author of five novels, When You Went Away, Crossing the Bridge, The Journey Home, Spinning and Anything.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

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    To jbarr5 and literymuse....i am sick to death of ppl like u ruining books by revealing everything. I am reporting you to bn as per their request, and i hope they ban you. They do not like that ppl lije u cost them sales. Who wants to read a book when you have already told us everything??????? Get ready because we are sick and tired of you and everytine i see a longwinded plot reveal, i am reporting it.

    12 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Highly Recommeded

    I suggest you read "When You Went Away" first, as this book seems to follow.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2011

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    A sip of holiday sweetness!

    A Winter Discovery by Michael Baron is a lovely story that tugs at the heartstrings, as do all good holiday stories. The little boy, his long dead mother, Dad and Sister all play their parts as he discovers his very own joy of Christmas. The "not melting" snowflakes come throughout until you realise the meaning in the end. A throughly enjoyable nibble of the sweetnessof the holidays.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2011

    A little heartwarming tale

    A Winter Discovery is a Christmas short story about a motherless six-year-old boy surrounded by loving family and possessing an active mind and imagination. If you want a short, warm-your-heart story, read this one. It is quite good and well-written.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2011

    Delightful

    A Winter Discovery is Reese's wonderful take on Christmas through the eyes of a 6 year old. For him every part of Christmas has the potential to be magic come to life. His wide-eyed look at the world is precious and heart-warming. This is a Christmas story families should read every year, especially when we start to loose the meaning for the season.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Good book

    Enjoyed reading this book

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Wonderful Short Story

    Loved this story. The way the Father intermingles with his children is heartful. So glad I read this book. Made me appreaciate my children even more than I already do.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

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    A Special Snowflake!

    Reese Rubato and his family are characters returning from Michael Baron's earlier work, When You Went Away. Reese doesn't miss much and has a million questions as every 5 year-old boy does. For now, it's winter and Christmas is approaching. He misses his Mom or one should more correctly say he misses not knowing her. But all of a sudden something happens that makes him realize she's not far away at all. Yes, it's a gooey feeling it creates inside him but one he loves and cherishes every time it happens.

    This is a very brief story that is unusually free of tense conflict but is no less charming and thrilling for that absence. Reese's Dad and step-Mom are very patient and loving with Reese, and the family enjoys the preparations for the big holiday with humor, seriousness, and obvious care.

    Reese is going to have the most memorable Christmas possible but until then enjoy reading about snowflakes, living snowmen, and so much more. 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!

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 18, 2013

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    Very good short story..I hadn't read the first book but it didn'

    Very good short story..I hadn't read the first book but it didn't alter this story for me. Nice read before the holidays :) Reece reminded me of my grandson when he was that age :) Can't wait to watch the polar express with him again LOL.. I especially loved the non-melting snow flake...I believe it to be his angel(mom) watching over him.. I'm ready for Christmas now :) I have my charlie brown christmas tree do you? ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

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    LOVED IT!

    Michael Baron has a way with words. He creates beautiful stories that are straight forward, simple in their message and so very heart-warming to read!

    A young boy who struggles with having never known his mother, teaches everyone around him about the magic of Christmas and believing in love with his innocent ways.

    A beautiful short read for the Holidays!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Good quick read

    Cute story! So many different levels in life.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2012

    Cute!

    Cute story from Reese's viewpoint.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2012

    A nice book!

    This was a very nice read. I enjoyed it very much.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Sweet little story

    Nice

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Very good

    Wonderful heart felt book perfect for christmas time

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    OK

    A very short story! Good to read to a child

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2011

    Not too sentimental

    Liked this story ~
    Not too sentimental ~
    Quirky little kid was fun and not a bratling ~
    Good Christmas story~

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Cute

    This is a very short story, but it's full of love. Good, quick read.

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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    A sweet tale about family, love, acceptance & discovery. Ap

    A sweet tale about family, love, acceptance & discovery. Appropriate for children as well. It will warm your heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Cute but felt unfinished

    Cute but felt unfinished

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