• Paperback: 336 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 14, 2016)
Return to Butternut Lake with New York Times bestselling author Mary McNear in a story where the complicated bonds of sisterhood are tested.
They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Win, organized and responsible, plans her life with care. Poppy, impulsive and undependable, leaves others to pick up the pieces. But despite their differences, they share memories of the idyllic childhood summers they spent together on the shores of Butternut Lake. Now, thirteen years later, Win, recovering from a personal tragedy, has taken refuge on Butternut Lake, settling into a predictable and quiet life.
Then one night, Poppy unexpectedly shows up on her sister’s doorstep with her suitcases, an aging cat named Sasquatch, and a mysterious man in tow. Although Win loves her beautiful sister, she wasn’t expecting her to move in for the summer. At first, they relive the joys of Butternut Lake. But their blissful nostalgia soon gives way to conflict and painful memories, and buried secrets threaten to tear the sisters apart.
As the waning days of summer get shorter, past secrets are revealed, new love is found, and the ties between the sisters are tested like never before . . . all on the serene shores of Butternut Lake.
Review: I love visiting Butternut Lake. This is one of my favorite series. I adore all the characters and the setting. Reading these books feels like spending time with old friends that come over once a year.
This story focuses on two sisters that are very different. Win is the stable widow who is a little OCD and Poppy is more wild and unreliable. The love interests Mary gives the sisters are fabulous. I loved Everett from the get go. He ends up in Butternut Lake because he was the one who drove Poppy to her sister's home. Sam is wonderful too. You might remember him from one of the past books.
I actually felt bad for him, because Poppy really was a flighty thing. I wanted to bop her one more than a few times.
These books are perfect for summer. They are lazy, fun enjoyable reads that you can really get lost in. If you haven't visited Butternut Lake, you really should
Rating: 5 flowers
Mary McNear, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Butternut Lake series, writes in a local doughnut shop, where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hubbub of neighborhood life, and tries to resist the constant temptation of freshly made doughnuts. Mary bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.
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