by Mary McNear
Publisher: William Morrow
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Two sisters couldn’t be more different. Win organized and responsible; Poppy impulsive and undependable. Win treads cautiously and plans her life with care; Poppy bounces from job to job and apartment to apartment, leaving others to pick up the pieces. But despite their differences, they share memories of the idyllic childhood summers they spent together on the shores of Butternut Lake. Now, 13 years later, Win, recovering from a personal tragedy, has returned to Butternut Lake, settling into a predictable and quiet life.
Then, one night, Poppy unexpectedly shows up on Win’s doorstep with all her worldly possessions and a mysterious man in tow. And although Win loves her beautiful sister, she wasn’t expecting her to move in for the summer. Still, at first, they relive the joys of Butternut Lake. But their blissful nostalgia soon gives way to conflict, and painful memories and buried secrets threaten to tear the sisters apart.
As the waning days of summer get shorter, past secrets are revealed, new love is found, and the ties between the sisters are tested like never before…all on the serene shores of Butternut Lake.
Kritters Thoughts: The fourth in the series, but before you click away this is one of those series that takes place around a lake, but each book centers around a different neighbor that lives around the lake. I have only read book one and now this book four, so you can definitely skip around in this series.
Now with the business out of the way. I loved this book. I loved the mix of the sister relationship and romantic relationships. I loved seeing that Poppy and Win came from the same crazy set of parents and turned out completely different people - this hits home! I don't have crazy parents, but I do have a sister that is completely different from me on a different path and I loved seeing these sisters help each other with their flaws in their adult years.
The romantic relationships reminded me of the romance books that I read. I was pretty sure I knew where this one would end, but it wasn't as sure as most romance books are. I did enjoy that unlike romance books both relationships felt real and authentic and had true ups and downs.
I look forward to reading book two and three in this series and the what comes next in this series.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.