Butternut Lake

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

Up at Butternut Lake Publisher's Summary

It's summer, and after ten years away and the death of her husband, Allie Beckett has returned to her family's cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake. She has promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, that they will be happy there. But 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 acquaintances 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.

©2014 Mary McNear (P)2014 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Up at Butternut Lake

    • The Butternut Lake Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Mary McNear
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    It's summer, and after ten years away and the death of her husband, Allie Beckett has returned to her family's cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake. She has promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, that they will be happy there. But 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 acquaintances 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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice story but...

    • By Elizabeth A. on 08-29-18

    Regular price: $23.62

  • Book 2

    • Butternut Summer

    • Butternut Lake, Book 2
    • By: Mary McNear
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 8

    Preparing for her final year of college, Daisy is crazy busy now that she's back at Butternut Lake. She's helping her mother, Caroline, run their coffee shop and trying to build a relationship with the absentee father who's suddenly reappeared. She never expected to fall in love with Will, the bad boy from high school who works at the local garage. With every passing day she and Will grow closer to each other . . . and closer to the day they will have to say goodbye.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Small town romance

    • By Andrea on 11-19-14

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2.5

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  • Book 3

    • Moonlight on Butternut Lake

    • Butternut Lake Series, Book 3
    • By: Mary McNear
    • Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    On the run from her abusive husband, Mila Jones flees Minneapolis for the safety and serenity of Butternut Lake. Ready to forge a new life, Mila's position as home health aide to Reid Ford is more than a job - it's a chance at a fresh start. Though her sullen patient seems determined to make her quit, she refuses to give up on him. Haunted by the car accident that nearly killed him, Reid retreats to his brother's cabin on Butternut Lake and lashes out at anyone who tries to help.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Moonlight on Butternut Lake

    • By Mary on 12-24-15

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

    • The Secrets We Carried

    • By: Mary McNear
    • Narrated by: Amanda Dolan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Quinn LaPointe grew up on beautiful Butternut Lake, but after a high school tragedy, she left for college and never looked back. Becoming a successful writer in Chicago, she worked to keep out the dark memories of an accident that upended her life. After 10 years, she’s finally returned home. Butternut is the same, and yet everything is changed. Everyone, it seems, has a secret. Quinn begins writing down her memories of the year before the accident. Her journey though the past leads her to some surprising discoveries about the present.

    Regular price: $30.79