The BEST BOOMERVILLE HOTEL Caroline James
CATEGORY: Contemporary/Romantic Comedy
Let the shenanigans begin at the Boomerville hotel …
Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision – a holiday retreat in the heart of the Lake District exclusively for guests of ‘a certain age’ wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences. One hotel refurbishment later and the Best Boomerville Hotel is open for business!
Perhaps not surprisingly Boomerville attracts more than it’s fair share of eccentric clientele: there’s fun loving Sir Henry Mulberry and his brother Hugo; Lucinda Brown, an impoverished artist with more ego than talent; Andy Mack, a charming Porsche-driving James Bond lookalike, as well as Kate Simmons, a woman who made her fortune from an internet dating agency but still hasn’t found ‘the One’ herself.
With such an array of colourful individuals there’s bound to be laughs aplenty, but could there be tears and heartbreak too and will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?
‘Britain’s answer to the Best Marigold Hotel! Book me in for Sharing with the Shaman and Clairvoyance in mid-life – this book is fabulous!’
Nikki Ashton, Amazon best-selling author
Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the Blog Tour for The Best Boomerville Hotel and would like to thank Rachel’s Random Resources (@rararesources) and Caroline (@carolineJames12) for inviting me to take part.
Back in January I took part in the Cover Reveal for The Best Boomerville Hotel and have been looking forward to reading it ever since.
I had come across the main characters Jo and Hattie in one of Caroline’s previous books Jungle Rock and had already got a very soft spot for Hattie the hotel manager so I couldn’t wait to hear more about the larger than life character.
The Best Boomerville Hotel was created to show that life can begin at 50. With an assortment of courses to attend, a beautiful Lake District setting and an eclectic group of residents, where can you go wrong?
Caroline’s writing style is warm, soothing and ever so slightly naughty, like wrapping yourself in a warm blanket and sipping a hot chocolate with a good measure of brandy thrown in. The characters are lively and quirky, (no stereotypes here) and the story keeps your attention from the first page.
There are moments of ‘Did I really just read that?’ which were funny and surprising at the same time. I love this because it shows how unpredictable people can be at any age and just because the characters are over fifty it doesn’t mean they can’t have a racy, hungry zest for life just like their younger counterparts. The romance and mystery elements make a highly entertaining storyline and the characters are original and emotion provoking.
Thank you, Caroline, for showing that life goes on after middle age, and with a good sense of humour and plenty of Prosecco it can be great fun too!
Thank you to Rachel, Ruby Fiction, and NetGalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About The Author
|Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that features in her novels. She is based in the UK but has a great fondness for travel and escapes whenever she can. A public speaker, consultant and food writer, Caroline is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association and writes articles and short stories and contributes to many publications.
Her debut novel, Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me is set in North West England, at the time of a famous gypsy horse fair. The book went straight to number three on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun.
So, You Think You’re A Celebrity…Chef? was runner up the Winchester Writers festival for best TV Drama and takes a light-hearted look at the world of celebrity chefs as they battle it out for fame and fortune. Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean & Me was runner up at The Write Stuff, LBF, 2015 and is an Amazon best-seller and top recommended read by Thomson Holidays. Jungle Rock, a romcom novella set in Australia, revolves around a TV game show.
In her spare time, Caroline can be found trekking up a mountain or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.
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The Best Boomerville Hotel – Comments from advance readers
‘Britain’s answer to the Best Marigold Hotel! Book me in for Sharing with the Shaman and Clairvoyance in mid-life – this book is fabulous!’ Nikki Ashton, Amazon best-selling author.
‘A lovely addictive read and one that I would recommend.’ Stephanie O’Neill, Ireland
‘Caroline’s characters shone their magic brightly and kept me hooked, evoking strong emotions. A triumph, I absolutely loved this book.’ Nicky Clifford, Author.
‘I really wish I could check into Boomerville and participate in the courses. I loved this book, it is a great read. Thanks to the author for bringing the crazy characters to life – I can’t wait for the next book.’ Ronnie Montgomory, London.
‘A coming of age book for those of a certain age.’ Ann Magbanua, Philipines.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good to read about middle-aged people falling in love and reinventing themselves. Highly recommended.’ Tracey Owen, Cumbria.
‘Boomerville gripped me from the start with twists and laugh out loud moments. I loved it and hope we see more adventures in the future.’ Lisa Stewart, Southampton.
‘Caroline is a wonderful storyteller and I felt enveloped in a cocoon while reading Boomerville.’ Therese Ferguson, Author, USA.
‘I need to go to a place like this! Quirky characters, right up my street, I really enjoyed the story.’ Cal Sleath, Birmingham.
‘Caroline’s best book yet. I loved the characters and the Lake District setting was gorgeous. Boomerville is a wonderful journey.’ Amanda Williams, Wales.