mary-mcnearMary McNear, resides in San Francisco with her husband, two teenage children, and a high-strung, tiny white dog named Macaroon. She bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.

Mary is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Butternut Lake series. She writes her novels at a local doughnut shop, where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hustle and bustle of neighborhood life.

Publication Order of Butternut Lake Trilogy Books


Up At Butternut Lake(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Butternut Summer(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Moonlight on Butternut Lake(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


The Night Before Christmas(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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Mary McNear Synopsis:Moonlight on Butternut Lake, is the third novel in the Butternut Lake series. It’s an amazing story of two wounded souls seizing a second chance at life and love. On the run from her abusive husband, Mila Jones runs from Minneapolis for the safety and peacefulness of Butternut Lake. Ready to make 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 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 strikes out at anyone who tries to help. Against all odds, Mila slowly draws Reid out. Soon they form a tentative, yet increasingly deeper, bond as Mila lowers her guard and begins to trust again, and Reid learns how to let this woman who has managed to crack through his protective shell into his life.


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