Friday, June 23, 2017

Spotlight/Giveaway: The Light in Summer by Mary McNear

About the Book

William Morrow Trade Paperback Original

On Sale: June 20, 2017 • Price: $15.99; E-Book Price: $13.99
ISBN: 9780062399373; E-Book ISBN: 9780062399380

Synopsis from publisher's press release:

This June, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear brings you home to Butternut Lake with a novel filled with irresistible characters you will want to call your friends.

William Morrow is delighted to publish THE LIGHT IN SUMMER, the newest novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear (William Morrow Paperback Original, On Sale: June 20, 2017).

Year after year, Mary McNear brings readers to the one place they want to spend their days:

Butternut Lake, a town based on Mary’s lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the Northern Midwest. In THE LIGHT IN SUMMER, it is summertime on Butternut Lake, where the heat of noon is soothed by the cool breezes of evening, the pace grows slower, and sometimes, just sometimes, the summer light makes everything clearer…

For Billy Harper, Butternut Lake is the place she feels most at home, even though lately she believes the only one listening to her is Murphy, her faithful Labrador Retriever. Her teenage son, Luke, has gone from precious to precocious practically overnight. Her friends are wrapped up in their own lives, and Luke’s father, Wesley, disappeared before his son was even born. No wonder she prefers to spend time with a good book, especially ones where everything ends in perfection.

But Billy is about to learn that anything is possible during the heady days of summer. Coming to terms with her past—the death of her father, the arrival of Cal Cooper, a complicated man with a definite interest in Billy even the return of Wesley—will force her to have a little faith in herself and others.

And she’ll soon realize that happiness doesn’t always mean perfection.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Mary McNear is a writer living in San Francisco with her husband, two teenage children, and a high-strung, minuscule white dog named Macaroon. She writes her novels in a local doughnut shop where she sips Diet Pepsi, observes the hubbub of neighborhood life, and tries to resist the constant temptation of freshly made doughnuts. She bases her novels on a lifetime of summer spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.

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Book Giveaway

Now is your chance to win a print copy of The Light in Summer by Mary McNear.  Thanks to the publisher, I have two print books to giveaway to two lucky winners.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

4) For one extra entry: Tweet about this giveaway.

5) For one extra entry: Leave a comment for the author.

6) For one extra entry: Follow this blog...old followers, too! Just let us know how you follow and under what name.

7) For one extra entry: Follow me on Twitter.

8) For one extra entry: Follow or friend me on Goodreads

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on June 23rd (midnight est) and ends on June 30th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen.  I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. This summer book sounds captivating and perfect. Thanks.

  2. I would love to spend the summer up North on a lake like this! Sounds wonderful!

  3. Really enjoyed the description of the book. Would enjoy reading it this summer.

  4. Really enjoyed the description of the book. Would enjoy reading it this summer.

  5. Yvonne, thank you so much for giving us all this chance .... have read the others in the series. Excellent books.

  6. Author new to me.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  7. The book sounds great, I can't wait to read it.

  8. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing your work with us.

  9. I spent summers in Door county Wisconsin when I was younger. I wish I could go back to those days.

  10. Would love to be sitting with my dog on the
    dock like the cover.
    Carol Smith

  11. I put in that I followed on Twitter not knowing that was the next entry I also Follow on GFC as Linda Moffitt for the entry on the rafflecopter Thanks

  12. I have not read this book, it does sound interesting. Print books are out for me as I can no longer read them.

  13. Thanks for offering such great opportunity.

  14. The Light in Summer sounds like a great read. I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you

  15. Sounds like a fun summer read.

  16. Thanks for the chance to win this!!

  17. I like to imagine myself serenely living by a lake. I don't live by a lake so the next best thing is enjoying a fictional setting such as this. Sounds like a great escape. :)

  18. Mary and Yvonne, this book sounds like the perfect summer read! Thanks for this giveaway. I will add it to my blog's sidebar. :)

  19. This would be a great read for a lazy summer day and I have a wonderful lounge to read one in. Thank you for the chance.

  20. This sounds like the perfect book to escape into this summer.

  21. I love that Butternut Lake is based on the author's own experiences.


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