The Best Boomerville Hotel

The Best Boomerville Hotel

by Caroline James

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Overview

A delightful cast of characters take up residence in this fabulously funny read perfect for fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
 
Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have a vision: a holiday retreat in the heart of England’s Lake District exclusively for guests of a “certain age” wishing to stimulate both mind and body with new creative experiences.
 
With a pitch like that, the newly renovated Best Boomerville Hotel attracts plenty 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, and 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 colorful individuals there’s bound to be laughs aplenty. But there’ll be plenty of fireworks too, as the residents of Boomerville learn that friendships and romance can tumble out of control when you’re this far over the hill.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912550005
Publisher: Choc Lit
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 801,175
File size: 2 MB

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 eBook of the Week in The Sun. 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 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 star review of The Best Boomerville Hotel by Caroline James This is a new author to me and wow what an introduction. I laughed so much I cried in this book; it was fabulous and I couldn't put it down. The writing is well executed, hilarious, sweet, dramatic and honestly a great read. The clientele are eclectic and made for some seriously funny moments in this book.Jo Docherty and Hattie Contaldo have decided to create a holiday retreat with a difference, targeting a specific type of client.It kind of reminded me of the cast of characters found in an Agatha Christie book, diverse and entertaining. I love the sound of The Boomerville Hotel, set in the Lake District and would love to visit the area. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read and one that I recommend. This book gives you hope that even if you are slightly older, you never know when love will find you. A book full of diverse stories that will take you on an entertaining journey.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Somewhere in the universe, there is someone who will love us, understand us and kiss and make it all better. In Kate’s experience, it was nigh on impossible to form a relationship with anyone of her own age and the men attracted to Kate were doddering around on a walking frame or looking for a ride to their next doctor’s appointment. The fabulous fifties that everyone raved about seemed lonely and unwelcome and she yearned for some stimulating company to stop her from disappearing into the oblivion of middle age… She prayed that some day soon The One would come knocking on her door. But, in truth, Kate knew that the only knock would be the postman with a catalogue for comfy shoes and hearing aids. Sir Henry had caused chaos in creative writing last week and the other students had to be calmed at the end of the session. Sir Henry’s half-completed memoirs, Fifty Shades of Sheepdogs, had upset some of the ladies in the group, although one or two, including Hattie, enjoyed the scintillating excerpts. ‘Guests who go to his sessions say they feel like they’ve gained a new lease of life. Hattie did one before we opened Boomerville and I asked her to research the Shaman’s course.’ ‘Did she enjoy it?’ ‘Hard to say. She went missing for three days and came back with an eagle tattooed on her bottom. She couldn’t sit down for a week.’ My Review: Being a boomer myself, I found this amusing and smirk-worthy tale a delight to read. I want to book a stay there for myself. This was my first experience reading Ms. James’ clever and entertaining words and she didn’t miss a trick. Her well-crafted and engaging storylines were laced with levity, insightful observations, and an oddly compelling and quirky cast of characters. I adored them all but found dear Hattie to be what my Gran would call “a caution.” Slyly nestled among the antics, this talented scribe has provided a easy to follow and enjoyable mixture of humor and intrigue with a mysterious and powerful (yet creepy) shaman, an accurate fortune-telling gypsy, blackmail, embezzlement, a slick and conniving gigolo, feisty seniors, a precious pup, several new romances, and a raging stormy night without power for the culmination of the plot. I could never get enough of this unconventional yet uncommonly endearing group and currently yearn for a bit more. And score, I unearthed a new addition for my Brit Word List with punters - which the Urban Dictionary has informed me is British slang for a gambler or someone making a risky investment, as well as a customer or client. I am getting smarter by the day!
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
Quite the enjoyable read with delightful characters and a beautiful setting. The Best Boomerville Hotel has been recently renovated by owner, Jo, and made into a retreat for people of retirement age. It offers many services to people who want to pursue new interests but in a very luxurious setting. Instead of being about just one character, there are several. The chapters are about different ones. There is Kate who comes to the hotel hoping to write a best seller and maybe find love. Jo, is the owner, and her friend, Hattie, is the manager. There is also James, Lucinda, Sir Henry, Pete, Andy Mack, and Hugo. Each one has their own story to tell. Reading it reminded me of one of my favored authors, Maeve Binchy. She had a talent for delighting her readers with multiple characters and their stories. Caroline James has the same talent. The characters nor the storyline gets lost. In fact, she draws you into the story itself. Thank you so much Caroline James for showing your readers that age is just a state of mind. It was a nice change to read a book about people who are older. The ones in the story prove that no matter what age you are, the world is still yours. There are still chances to take, experiences to be had, and dreams to come true!
WhisperingStories More than 1 year ago
Jo and Hattie had worked together for years at the once Kirkton House, alongside Jo’s husband. When he died the house stood empty for a year until inspiration sprung and the pair set to work to re-open the place now called ‘Boomerville Hotel’. Boomerville is a hotel for those over a certain age to stay and have a relaxing time, with plenty of courses on offer, including pottery and creative writing, delicious food produced by a Michelin Star chef and a never-ending bar. This is the place to be. The guests are a real mix. Including elderly brothers Henry and Hugo, who both have money to burn. Kate, a woman who has never found love and is wondering if she ever will. Andrew the dark-haired, suarve, sophisticated James Bond look-a-like. Plus Artist Lucinda which nothing is ever good enough for her. This book has been on my radar for a while and I knew from the moment I saw it that I wanted to read it. It was exciting to read a book that didn’t feature twenty-somethings and was all about those over fifty. The plot was just perfect and the setting, The Lake District, was ideal for the hotel. The book progresses at a steady pace and has plenty of secondary stories intermingling with the main one. There were times when this book felt so heart-warming and I genuinely cared about both the staff and guests. At other times I was laughing out loud at some of the antics that mainly the guests got up to. Plus there is also the resident dog to coo over. The book is wonderfully uplifting and I didn’t realise how quickly I was getting through the story until I reached the end in just two sittings.