Monday, October 17, 2011

A Winter Discovery, by Michael Baron


The Story Plant, ISBN 9781611880274, November 2011

This is an absolute little gem of a story, and perfect for Christmas. It's a novelette, and would make a lovely read for a snowy evening with some hot chocolate to sip on while you read.

Reese Rubato is just shy of his sixth birthday, and looking forward to that happy day almost as much as Christmas itself. His mother died not long after his birth, and while his father has remarried and he loves his stepmom, Millie, he's starting to think more and more about his mother. What would it be like to celebrate Christmas with his real mom? Wouldn't it be even more special?

Reese is a charming boy with an active imagination and, in his own not-quite-six way, a strong sense of responsibility. His father, Gerry, and his stepmom, Millie, are loving and supportive, but they aren't quite keeping up with his active imagination at the moment. Saying more would mean spoilers, but this is a warm, delightful story.

Highly recommended.

I received a free electronic galley of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.