The bestselling family novel about change as dramatic as the fall leaves in New England.
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.
“The characters are so life-like that they become one’s own family…. As the days kept getting crossed off the calendar and getting close to the end, I didn’t know whether to read faster to see what happened or read slower so that I could savor this book and not have it end.”
– CMash Reads
“LEAVES is plainly a lovely, lovely story that will be enjoyed by all readers. Sometimes, potency is conveyed without a stick of dynamite because it is just so – like most of our lives – very real!”
– Crystal Book Reviews
“This wonderful blend of irony, love and humor is one of my favorite books this year.”
– Cheryl’s Book Nook
“Beautifully written, memorable and realistic, you will not want the books to end once you start it. Everyone will be anxiously awaiting the next book.”
– Single Titles
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS MICHAEL BARON