The second book in Mary McNear's heartwarming series about the residents of Butternut Lake, Butternut Summer follows the emotional story of a mother and daughter as they each discover that first loves are often too powerful to ever be forgotten. Daisy Home from college to spend the summer with her mother, Daisy never expected to run into Will, the bad-boy from high school who now spends his days working at the local garage. She came home to help her mother run their coffee shop and build a relationship with the absentee father that recently came back into her life. The possibility of a summer spent falling in love is far more appealing...but as summer comes to an end, Will and Daisy will be faced with heartbreaking choices that could tear them apart. Caroline Struggling to make ends meet at her coffee shop, the last thing Caroline needs to worry about this summer is her no-good ex-husband showing up in town. But Jack is back and he's determined to reconnect with the family he walked out on twenty years ago. With the bank pounding on her door and Jack's presence dredging up old memories of the passion they once shared, Caroline's resolve to avoid him at all costs begins to dwindle. With Daisy's departure looming and the pressures of financial strain worse than ever, Caroline may find support in the last place she ever imagined.