Up at Butternut Lake

A Novel

by Mary McNear

On Sale: 05/30/2017

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Up at Butternut Lake

A Novel

by Mary McNear

On Sale: 05/30/2017


About the Book

New York Times bestselling author Mary McNear introduces us to Butternut Lake and the unforgettable people who call it home

It’s summer, and Allie Beckett has returned to her family’s cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. She’s promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. She’s promised herself this is the place to begin again after her husband’s death in Afghanistan. The cabin holds wonderful memories, but from the moment she crosses its threshold, Allie is seized with doubts. Has she done the right thing uprooting her little boy from the only home he’s ever known?

Allie and her son are embraced by the townsfolk, and her reunions with old friends are joyous ones. And then there are newcomers like Walker Ford, who mostly keeps to himself—until he takes a shine to Wyatt...and to Allie.

Everyone knows that moving forward is never easy, and as the long, lazy days of summer take hold, Allie must learn to unlock the hidden longings of her heart and to accept that in order to face the future she must also confront—and understand—what has come before.

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Critical Praise

“A great, emotional read for every woman who must face the past before moving forward” - #1 New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods

“The first in a homey, feel-good series, McNear’s small-town tale offers lakeside views and likable characters. [...] McNear has admirably crafted people worth following.” - Kirkus Reviews

“heartwarming love story” - Women's Day, Best Book Club Pick

“this [...] charming debut should attract fans of Susan Wiggs and Luanne Rice.” - Booklist

“McNear has created a sweet romance wrapped in several interesting storylines. It’s easy to root for the happiness of all the leads, and it seems likely that all will find peace and contentment.” - New York Journal of Books

“Up at Butternut Lake is charming and uplifting [...] Readers will likely cherish and appreciate this romantic and refreshing debut.” - RT Book Reviews (4 Stars)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062688989
  • ISBN 10: 0062688987
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 05/30/2017
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / General

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