On Moonberry Lake is the first book I’ve read by Holly Varni. The main character, Cora, returns to the hometown of her grandparents for her mother’s funeral. She learns that she has inherited the lodge once owned by her grandparents if she lives up to certain stipulations left in her mom’s will. She remembers many things from her childhood, but she is inundated by things she does not understand. From the very beginning, she encounters some very eccentric characters. These characters are well written, and ones the reader will delight in coming to know. At times, you will want to laugh out loud, and at other times you will want to cry. This book grabs the reader early on and is filled with surprises. I will definitely add Holly Varni to my want to read list.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The opinions in this review are my own.