Up at Butternut Lake is the first novel in the Butternut Lake series.
It's summer, and after ten years away, Allie Beckett has returned to her family's cabin beside tranquil Butternut Lake, where as a teenager she spent so many carefree days. She's promised her five year old son, Wyatt, they will be happy there. She's promised herself this is the place to begin again after her husband's death in Afghanistan. The cabin holds so many wonderful memories, but the moment she crosses its threshold Allie is seized with doubts. But then she reconnects with old friends, Jax and Caroline, and meets a mysterious newcomer to the lake, Walker Ford. Allie must learn to unlock the hidden longings of her heart, and to accept that in order to face the future she must also confront--and understand-what has come before.