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‘Britain’s answer to the best Marigold 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?
A super fun, enjoyable easy listen. Thanks to Choc Lit for the review copy
I was looking for an easy listen and this fit the bill. A great cast of characters, some romance, some mystery, loved the details of Jo’s little dog, Bunty
The main character is Kate, but she is not the only one, there are a bunch of others who are equally or sometimes more enjoyable.
Kate goes to visit the hotel in search of a change, some new friends and a break from life. she finds it alright, but it is with the right person?????
Every character in the book is unique and special. Hattie and Jo make a great pair, the eccentric brothers, a very odd pair indeed.
With a great colourful cover an interesting title this is abook for the lighthearted reader.
About the Author
Caroline James was born in Cheshire and wanted to be a writer from an early age. She trained, however, in the catering trade and worked and travelled both at home and abroad.
Caroline’s debut novel, Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me shot to #3 on Amazon and was Ebook of the Week in The Sun newspaper. Her second novel, Coffee Tea The Chef & Me has been described as wickedly funny: ‘AbFab meets MasterChef in a Soap…’
Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me was a Finalist at The Write Stuff, London Book Fair 2015 and the judge’s comments included: “Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” The book is an amazon best-seller and ‘Top Recommended Read – Thomson Holidays InFlight Magazine 2017’
Jungle Rock has been described as ‘fabulously funny – a perfect feel-good read’.
Caroline has owned and run many catering related businesses and cookery is a passion alongside her writing, combining the two with her love of the hospitality industry and romantic fiction. She has published short stories and is a member of the RNA. Caroline writes articles on food and celebrity based interviews and is Feature Editor for a lifestyle magazine. When she’s not writing, Caroline can generally be found with her nose in a book and her hand in a box of chocolates, she also likes to climb mountains and contemplate life.
Caroline James Author