Monday, October 3, 2011

Anything-Michael Baron


Michael Baron

The Story Plant, Oct 18 2011, $15.95

ISBN: 9781611880212

In DC, lawyers Ken and Melissa are in love and marrying in under two weeks in spite of being on opposite teams in the heated Alaskan oil drilling debate. Ken vows he would do anything for his beloved and soon he will be tested on his pledge.

While visiting her parents, Ken concludes someone in Melissa’s teen years still leaves her filled with sadness; he believes that trauma is in the photos she avoids looking at as if they are haunted, but though he wishes he could help her, Ken knows he can only be there for his cherished Melissa.

At a strange shop run by owner Stephon grants Ken an extraordinary wish with a warning. Ken will be abale to look at Melissa’s past especially the big hurt, but what he sees may not be what he desires. He takes the ride and loves what he witnesses of Melissa’s wonderful childhood until he learns the secret that still devastates Melissa and now him. She is despondent with her fiancĂ©’s new found knowledge. Knowing he must do something, he thinks of his vow and considers whether to ask Stephon for another trip back in time, but not as an observer.

This is a terrific whimsical romance as caring Ken learns sometimes even a knight in shining armor regretfully gets what he wished for. Character driven, readers will appreciate Ken’s heartfelt efforts to remove the big hurt from Melissa as Michael Baron provides a charming tale in which true love may not be enough to stand the test of time.

Harriet Klausner

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