#BlogTour: The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James @CarolineJames12 @RubyFiction @ChocLituk @rararesources #TheBestBoomervilleHotel

Published on 13th March 2018 by Ruby Fiction. My thanks to the author and publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour. You can find your copy on the following links:


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? 

My Thoughts:

The Best Boomerville Hotel is my first foray into the writing of Caroline James and a rather abrupt departure from the genres that I am used to reading. However, I loved this. Warm, witty and excellently written I will certainly reading more by this author. 

Set in the Lake District, Jo and Hattie have decided to throw the doors of their hotel open to a new type of clientele, those of a certain age to unwind and enjoy themselves and open themselves up to new creative experiences. 

The characterisations are excellent and the author manages to draw the reader in with her warm writing and makes the reader feel like one of the gang. There are humorous moments here but also more serious ones, all of which are superbly written and deftly handled. 

I had thought that the characters wouldn't feel relatable as they are a fair bit older than me. This however didn't matter. The Boomerville Hotel has appeal to readers of all ages. 

I was absorbed and wrapped right into the story and the shenanigans and goings on at the hotel. Overall I would say that this book is a fair bit lighter than all of the crime fiction I tend to plump for more often than not. However I enjoyed this so much I will definitely be reading more books of this type because I am still smiling when thinking of the Boomers days later. 

A great, fun read.

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.
Twitter:@CarolineJames12  FaceBook:  Caroline James Author  

Please do have a look at some of the other stops on the blog tour. 

1 comment:

  1. Leah, thank you SO much for your lovely review and for taking the time and trouble to read The Best Boomerville Hotel. I really appreciate you hosting this on your brilliant blog. Happy reading, Caroline xx