New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!In the tradition of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs, Mary McNear introduces readers to the town of Butternut Lake and to the unforgettable people who call it home.Its summer, and after ten years away, Allie Beckett has returned to her familys cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. Shes promised her five-year-old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. Shes promised herself this is the place to begin again after her husbands death in Afghanistan. The cabin holds so many wonderful memories, but from the moment she crosses its threshold Allie is seized with doubts. Has she done the right thing uprooting her little boy from the only home hes ever known?Allie and her son are embraced by the townsfolk, and her reunions with old acquaintancesher friend Jax, now a young mother of three with one more on the way, and Caroline, the owner of the local coffee shopare joyous ones. And then there are newcomers like Walker Ford, who mostly keeps to himselfuntil 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 confrontand understandwhat has come before.