Monday, October 9, 2023

On Moonberry Lake Review



About the Book

 Cora Matthews has long wondered why her mother stopped taking her to visit her grandparents' lodge in the small Northwoods Minnesota town of Moonberry Lake. Now, after burying her mother and breaking off her engagement just two weeks before her wedding, Cora has a chance to find out. Once there, she is stunned to learn that the old lodge is her inheritance--with a surprising condition attached. Maybe some time to regroup on the shores of a beautiful lake is just what Cora needs to figure out what's next for her.

But Cora's days on the lake are anything but relaxing. The only thing that's a bigger mess than her own life is the dilapidated building she's living in. Add a cantankerous handywoman, an angry neighbor, and an elderly woman who spends all her time talking to the "residents" in the cemetery and Cora's not sure she can stick it out. But if she can, she may find a love she never expected--from the most unexpected people imaginable. This homespun tale of new friendships, sweet romance, and ordinary miracles will have you wishing you could spend a summer (or a lifetime) on Moonberry Lake. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

 I just love reading debut novels and this story proves why. This book is like a breath of fresh air when it comes to fiction. It is considered contemporary romance but that isn't the main plot point which I appreciated. I loved this story for all of the quirks of a small town and the people within it. The eccentric characters are so real to life that I just grinned when a new one hopped on the page. Small towns are my favorite mostly because I am from a small town and also live in one. I love how the story shows a group of people (who might drive you crazy) but who also step up to help each other when it is needed. The author does an excellent job at writing friendship and kindness and it just warms my heart. I loved this book and I can't wait to get back to Moonberry Lake. 


"I received this book from Revell for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."