The Light in Summer : A Butternut Lake Novel
Author(s): Mary McNear
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear brings you home to Butternut Lake and a novel filled with irresistible characters whom you will want to call your friends…
For the lovely Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she believes the only one listening to her is Murphy . . . her faithful Labrador retriever. Her teenage son, Luke, has gone from precious to precocious practically overnight. Her friends are wrapped up in their own lives, and Luke’s father, Wesley, disappeared before his son was even born. No wonder she prefers to spend time with good books, especially ones in which everything ends in perfection.
But Billy is about to learn that anything is possible during the heady days of summer. Coming to terms with her past—the death of her father; the arrival of Cal Cooper, a complicated man with a definite interest in Billy; even the return of Wesley—will force her to have a little bit of faith in herself and others . . . and realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection.
“McNear’s latest Butternut Lake novel features small-town living at its best, teenaged angst and family dysfunction. [...] The perfect summer read that also works as a standalone novel.”
Praise for The Space Between Sisters: “Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you’ll wish it was real.”
“This triumphant story had me reading until the wee hours of the morning.”
“The perfect book to bring on summer vacation, this stay-up-all-night novel...is one that readers will love. With well-developed characters who captivate and a deeply emotional subplot […] this novel is one to add to your collection for keeps.”
Praise for Up at Butternut Lake: “A great, emotional read for every woman who must face the past before moving forward.”
“[...] if you’re packing your lakeside tote and hefting the canoe to the top of your vehicle, you might want to take along Up at Butternut Lake.”
“A great, emotional read for every woman who must face the past before moving forward”
“A sweet romance wrapped in several interesting storylines. It’s easy to root for the happiness of all the leads.”
Praise for BUTTERNUT SUMMER: “Butternut Summer by Mary McNear made me laugh at times, and it also brought tears to my eyes. [...] I highly recommend Butternut Summer!”
“Butternut Summer is a thoughtful examination of the pleasure and pain of love and the strength of the family bond and will leave fans eagerly awaiting the triptych’s final installment.”