TLC Book Tours: The Space Between Sisters

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The Space Between Sisters cover• Paperback: 336 pages • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (June 14, 2016) Return to Butternut Lake with New York Times  bestselling author Mary McNear in a story where the complicated bonds of sisterhood are tested. They are two sisters who couldn’t be more different. Win, organized and responsible, plans her life with care. Poppy, impulsive and undependable, leaves others to pick up the pieces. But despite their differences, they share memories of the idyllic childhood summers they spent together on the shores of Butternut Lake. Now, thirteen years later, Win, recovering from a personal tragedy, has taken refuge on Butternut Lake, settling into a predictable and quiet life. Then one night, Poppy unexpectedly shows up on her sister’s doorstep with her suitcases, an aging cat named Sasquatch, and a mysterious man in tow. Although Win loves her beautiful sister, she wasn’t expecting her to move in for the summer. At first, they relive the joys of Butternut Lake. But their blissful nostalgia soon gives way to conflict and painful memories, and buried secrets threaten to tear the sisters apart. As the waning days of summer get shorter, past secrets are revealed, new love is found, and the ties between the sisters are tested like never before . . . all on the serene shores of Butternut Lake.
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This was my first Butternut Lake novel, and I loved it!! First, let's admire this absolutely gorgeous cover! I LOVE all the color! Don't let the cover fool you though--this is NOT an easy breezy summer romance beach read. Yes, there's romance, but the story has so much more depth and complexity than that. The writing was fantastic--it drew me in from the very first page. Though I grew up an only child and can't relate to the biological sister relationship,  I loved reading about Win and Poppy's summer together.  This is definitely a book about the bond between sisters, and McNear tells it beautifully. Her writing is effortless and flows well, and I devoured the book in just a few days.

I definitely related to Poppy more (maybe because she loved her cat, Sasquatch, so much? I think sweet old Sasquatch was m favorite character!) but I loved both sisters as characters. I also loved Sam, of course, and sweet little Cassie! I loved that she was a baton twirler. This was one of those books where I read it so quickly because I had to know what happened (though slightly predictable) but as I got closer to the end I was sad because I didn't want the book to end--more specifically, I didn't want to leave the fictional world of Butternut Lake!

I mentioned this was my first Butternut Lake novel, and it's the fourth in the series.  It worked just fine as a standalone, but now I am eager to read the other books in this series and return to Butternut Lake! I definitely recommend you add this to your summer reading list!

Mary McNearAbout Mary McNear

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. Connect with Mary on Facebook.

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  1. It's good to know that this book stands on its own - that makes it much easier to get into the series if I enjoy this one as much as you did!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!


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