The Secrets We Carried

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William Morrow & Company
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5.3 X 8.0 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Mary McNear, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Butternut Lake series, writes 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. Mary bases her novels on a lifetime of summers spent in a small town on a lake in the northern Midwest.


"Mary McNear writes with emotion and compassion."--Shelley Noble, New York Times bestselling author of Lighthouse Beach
"This is the first of Mary McNear's books that I have read and it won't be the last...The Secrets We Carried is a transformative story you won't forget about grief, guilt, healing and hope."--Patricia Harman, USA Today bestselling author
"Butternut Lake is so beautifully rendered, you'll wish it was real."--Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A great, emotional read for every woman who must face the past before moving forward."--Sherryl Woods, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A delicious setting and a heroine to cheer for, Moonlight on Butternut Lake is my favorite kind of book, one that treads that pleasurable line between romance and women's fiction. Enjoy! "--Susan Elizabeth Phillips, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The Space Between Sisters explores the complex relationship between sisters, their differences, their mirrored history, their love and support of one another. This triumphant story had me reading until the wee hours of the morning."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"The first in a homey, feel-good series, McNear's small-town tale offers lakeside views and likable characters. [...] McNear has admirably crafted people worth following."--Kirkus Reviews
"Well-written with realistic characters...this novel is one that you will find yourself wanting to finish in one sitting...Readers who enjoy this story will rejoice at the thought of more novels in the future set in this charming little town."--San Francisco Book Review
"If you're packing your lakeside tote and hefting the canoe to the top of your vehicle, you might want to take along Up at Butternut Lake."--Minneapolis Star Tribune
Praise for UP AT BUTTERNUT LAKE: "Mary McNear takes the reader on an emotional journey with this story of second chances, starting over, and the healing power of love. A book to relax, enjoy and savor any time of year, but especially during the long, lazy days of summer."--Susan Wiggs
"[Mary McNear] has mastered the art of the quiet romance. With funny characters, a charming Minnesotan setting...Readers looking forward to making some summer reading memories of their own, or eager to reminisce about the golden summers of their youth, need look no further than The Space Between Sisters."--Shelf Awareness
"...The sixth book of the Butternut Lake series is a great pick for anyone looking for an engaging, warm-hearted summer read, especially one with a beautiful midwestern setting."--Booklist