I'm delighted to be sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
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
I loved catching up with Jo and Hattie it really felt like I was meeting up with old friends. There is also a wonderful range of quirky and interesting characters that are staying at the hotel and they were just brilliant to get to know. I have to give a special mention to Hattie as she is wonderfully over the top but with a heart of gold!
The story moved at a lovely pace and I think the premise for The Boomerville Hotel is fabulous after all it's never too late to reach for your dreams and find some happiness. There are a few surprises along the way that made for some entertaining moments. Along with some light hearted parts that left me smiling away. You will also find some deeper moments as the book shows the worries and loneliness that people can experience. Caroline James struck the right balance with her writing giving the reader some really fun escapades along with a lovely bit of emotion all coming together to provide an uplifting story with a dash of romance.
The Best Boomerville Hotel is feel good, witty and a truly fun escape with a great range of lively characters!
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
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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