Many thanks to Caroline James and Rachel Gilby for the opportunity to join in with the fab blog tour for this awesome book!
The Best Boomerville Hotel has been a wonderful read, I have absolutely LOVED it!
I’m neither over 50 or single, but it sounds like an amazing place for a relaxing and revitalising holiday and I think the whole concept is a great idea. It reminded me a little bit of my 40th Birthday girlie (5 day) break at Alvaston Hall in Nantwich (Warner Hotel), last October. We did bring the average age down quite considerably, but it was brilliant. There was always something going on (we even learned how to Salsa!), the staff were great and the food was out of this world! I’d love to go again. Anyway, I’m rambling again! This is a lovely story with a fabulous bunch of characters. Kate is instantly likeable. When she decides to holiday at Boomerville, having recently lost her Dad to dementia, she is more than ready for a break, but she has no idea just how much it will change her life forever.
I have to say that I have loved almost all of the characters in this book, although one I could have happily slapped! He is still an interesting character though and I’m sure there are people like him in the real world. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve read it. If you haven’t yet then you really need to! Hattie is definitely one of my favourites. She made me laugh so much! I loved the relationship between her and Jo also. Their friendship and professional relationship go hand in hand perfectly and they make a great team. They are such real and believable characters. I love how much Jo really cares about her customers whereas Hattie is the more practical one and always thinking of the potential profit. This makes them perfect business partners.
This story has plenty of humour, fun, quirky characters, romance, friendship and its fair share of sadness. It’s so brilliantly written it will be a pleasure to recommend it to all.
I will be adding Caroline James’s other books to my list.
Many thanks to Caroline James and Rachel for my review kindle copy, but I actually read the paperback version I’d purchased myself.
The Best Boomerville Hotel
Let the shenanigans begin at the Best 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 its 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?
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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