About the Book

“Delightful! Charming! Full of characters who take up residence in your heart. The best of ‘News from Lake Wobegon’ and Father Tim combined.”–Lauraine Snelling, bestselling author of the Red River of the North series

Cora Matthews’s life is a mess. A broken engagement and the unexpected death of her mother have left her wondering if things will ever return to normal. Whatever “normal” is.

It certainly isn’t what she finds at Moonberry Lake. After she receives her family’s dilapidated lakefront lodge as an inheritance–with a surprising condition attached–Cora finds her life overrun by a parade of eccentric neighbors who all have something to say and something to teach her.

As Cora works to put her life back together, she must decide if she is willing to let go of the past, open her heart to love, and embrace the craziest version of family and home she could ever have imagined.

“An uplifting novel about the power of small-town community.”–Suzanne Woods Fisher, bestselling author of The Sweet Life

“Rich characters, a delightful setting, and a heartwarming story. You’ll love everything about On Moonberry Lake!”–Ginny L. Yttrup, Christy Award-winning author of Words

About the Author

Holly Varni is a native Minnesotan of strong Norwegian descent, who was raised in the Lutheran Church that Garrison Keillor made a career depicting. Between the lutefisk, grumpy grandparents, and crazy neighbors who mowed their lawn wearing pajamas, the seed to becoming a storyteller was planted. Though she, her husband, and their three sons live along the Central Coast of California, her beloved Midwest roots continue to haunt everything she writes. She hosts the Moments from Moonberry Lake podcast where she shares more stories of her beloved characters. Learn more at –This text refers to the library edition.

Review of On Moonberry Lake

This is the first book I’ve read by this author but it won’t be the last. I love small town communities and the feel of small towns. When I read books like this one, I secretly wish it was me living in the pages instead. I was immediately drawn into the story and didn’t want it to end. I’m still thinking about the characters long after having closed the last page. Ready for the next in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher but was under no obligation to give it a positive review. All opinions listed are my honest opinions.

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