Monday, March 11, 2013

Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney

What really was Lola's secret?

Was her secret something that she needed to keep from her family because they didn't need to know or was her secret something that she does that secretly helps others?

Lola was an 84-year-old mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and a woman who had a mind of her own and was a person whom everyone loved and looked up to. But....Lola did have unique ideas and one in particular that her family definitely shouldn't know about especially since it was Christmas. She wanted something different for this Christmas even though it included complete strangers.

LOLA'S SECRET was funny, hit close to home in family matters, and made you think about your life. Lola will make you think about the beauty of life and of living your life to its fullest with no regrets.   

You will absolutely love Lola, absolutely hate Geraldine, and enjoy all the other characters. Lola held them all together. You will wish you had someone like Lola in your life....she was wonderful.

LOLA'S SECRET is a sweet, nostalgic read that has a feel good theme taking place in a small town where everyone knows each other and everyone helps each other with Lola and the Valley View Motel and its owners being the center of it  all. 

I really enjoyed this book because of the homey, family-oriented theme and the reminder of enjoying life. 5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation in exchange for an honest review.


  1. I'm very curious about Lola's Secret and wonder if the item (a pin?) on the cover has anything to do with it.

  2. It sounds delightful - thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Elizabeth! This one sounds like a really good read. Great review! :)

  4. You got me curious about her secret too. I like feel-good family oriented stories.

  5. Now I'm definitely intrigued...and I love secrets! Plus...octogenarian women are my favorites these days! lol

  6. Thanks for stopping by everyone. It was a fun read.

    Octogenarians are interesting. What do you call someone in their 90's? Is there a term? I will have to check that out.

  7. This book sounds lovely! I will keep my eyes peeled. I enjoy a good family read once in a while. :)

  8. Just added this to my GoodReads wish list. I want to meet Lola! Thanks for the tip!