Mary McNear’s Up at Butternut Lake is a picturesque view of small town life on a lake in northern Minnesota. Allie Beckett returns to her family’s cabin to begin a new life with her son after her husband died in combat. Even though over a year has passed, Allie has not come to terms with her widowhood and wants to begin a new life where no one will ask her any questions.
Allie easily falls into life with some old friends and new ones. Walker Ford, the handsome newcomer, is intrigued by Allie’s independence, a quality he values in himself.
This was a light-hearted look at a small town life with some real world complications. But the heart of the characters shine through.
Read February 2016