Moonlight on Butternut Lake by Mary McNear

Moonlight on Butternut lake by mary mcnear

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Moonlight on Butternut Lake

Reid Ford is a difficult man lately. At one point in life, he was haunted by the need to succeed- to be the best businessman ever. Now, he’s haunted by the accident that nearly took his life and determined to run off every aide that is assigned the task of caring for him.

Mila Jones knows about difficulty. Her past is littered with objects of difficulty. A neglectful mom. A love that promised so much- but delivered so little. When Mila sees an opportunity to escape- she runs and soon becomes the aide to Reid Ford- a man who just wants to be left alone.

Mila and Reid do not get along at first. Reid is convinced that Mila is hiding something and Mila is convinced that Reid is a big jerk. Over time, though, both walls come down and they find that not only do they enjoy each other’s company- they actually need the other. They are 2 broken pieces who fit together perfectly.

But will Mila’s past let them be happy? Or did Reid finally find someone that completes him, to only be left alone again?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This is the 3rd book in the Butternut Lake trilogy and I must say how much I adore this series. Butternut Lake is such a picturesque area and filled with characters that make me enjoy my return!

MOONLIGHT ON BUTTERNUT LAKE has a slight ME BEFORE YOU vibe with a heavy dash of SAFE HAVEN. Mila is running away from her husband because he is abusive to her and Reid is trying to come to terms with how life is different now that he’s in a wheelchair (it is just temporary)  and has nothing to do but think about his past.

We, the readers, here from Allie and Walker again- and get to see them in a different role- they are caregivers for Reid- and yet they are walking that fine line of wanting to help him and wanting to feel frustrated because all the help is so not appreciated.

Mila is a character that you just want to cuddle. Young, and yet wise beyond her years- you find yourself rooting for her and hoping that Butternut Lake provides what she wants most in life- a sense of stability, love, and achieving her dreams.

Bottom line: If you’ve read the other 2 books in the Butternut Lake trilogy- it’s a no-brainer! Pick this one up!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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