The Light In Summer by Mary McNear

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Read The Light In Summer Online Free - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear brings you home to Butternut Lake and a novel filled with irresistible characters who you will want to call your friends.

It’s summertime on Butternut Lake, where the heat of noon is soothed by the cool breezes of the evening, where the pace grows slower, and sometimes, just sometimes, the summer light makes everything clearer...

For the lovely Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she feels 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 a good book, especially ones where 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.

“Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you’ll wish it was real.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author  

“This triumphant story had me reading until the wee hours of the morning.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber on The Space Between Sisters





Title : The Light In Summer
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ISBN : 0062399381
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Anna rated it ★★★★☆

October 22, 2017

Another fabulous addition to the Butternut Lake series, but this could easily be read as a standalone novel. Billy Harper, her son Luke and their dog Murphy settled in Butternut Lake after the death of her Dad and the offer of a job as the library director. Being a single mom has not been easy an...

Dale rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2017

Butternut Lake is home to Billy Harper, her teenage son Luke and her faithful Labrador retriever and confidante Murphy. Billy and Luke always had a good relationship until recently. After her father died, Luke has no male role model as Luke’s father was out of the picture before Luke was ever bor...

Carrie rated it ★★★★☆

July 06, 2017

Let me say upfront: Y’all are going to love the heroine, Billy. For starters, she is a librarian and a true book lover. The kind who sniffs books and has reread all Jane Austen’s novels until her copies fell apart. The kind that associates people with the books they check out. The kind who knows...

Marlene rated it ★★★☆☆

June 30, 2017

Originally published at Reading Reality I love the Butternut Lake series. I really, really do. But, and it’s a very big but, in spite of the heroine being a librarian, I did not love this particular entry in the series. The Butternut Lake series so far have all been contemporary small-town romances...

Ionia rated it ★★★★☆

July 17, 2017

I thought this was a good book. I particularly liked the descriptions of the relationship between the main character and her son. The author did an excellent job of representing the awkward relationship between a mother and her teenage son. As for the romance, I thought it was perfect. It wasn't...

Melissa rated it ★★★☆☆

September 06, 2017

nice summer read. enjoyed a lot

Carla rated it ★★★★☆

June 20, 2017

I have not read any of the Butternut Lake Series before, but I had no problem following this story. I loved my visit there and will have to go back and read the rest of the series now. This is the story of Billy and her son Luke. Billy was an eighteen year old when she found herself pregnant after...

Barbara rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 10, 2018

DNF - I stuck with this as long as I could (175 pages) but was unable to finish - so trite and sappy. Definitely should be labeled YA, as no mature adult could hack this teenage drivel. The adult characters were as wishy washy as the kids.

Sharon rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2017

Butternut Lake is a small community where Billy her son Luke and their dog Murphy enjoyed a happy life. This Summer was different. Luke was struggling with grief after his grandfather died. He wanted to know about his real father, whom he had never met. Romance was in the air for Billy, the town l...

Arlena rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

Title: The Light In Summer Author: Mary McNear Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Series: Butternut Lake # 5 Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Four Review: "The Light In Summer" by Mary McNear What a wonderful sweet emotional romance that I found had many interesting story lines that will definitely ke...

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