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
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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...
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...
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...
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...
September 06, 2017
nice summer read. enjoyed a lot
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...
June 24, 2017
Diving into this book is like devouring a slice of apple pie: it's sweet, addictive, and, when you've finished, you want more.
Billy has crafted a good life for her and 13-year-old son Luke. A single mother, she's had the support of her parents, who helped her provide a loving home for her son. Fo...
June 29, 2017
Booknerds alert! You will fall in love with the resident librarian of Butternut Lake in Mary McNear's The Light in Summer. How could you not? One that finds reading as her favorite past time, plus a fan of Jane Austen, is bound to resonate with readers.
". . . it's why I keep at least three books...
June 22, 2017
The Light in Summer tells the story of Billy Harper, a small town librarian in Butternut Lake, Minnesota. She is a single mom dealing with a rebellious 13 year old and the recent loss of her father. When Cal Cooper comes to town after his recent divorce, the connection between Billy and Cal is im...
June 29, 2017
Title: The Light In Summer
Author: Mary McNear
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Series: Butternut Lake # 5
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"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...