The Best Boomerville Hotel

Written by Caroline James


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A fabulously funny read from Caroline James. Think The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel but in the Lake District!

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 Sparkling Work of Fiction!  225

Ever since taking part in the cover reveal for this novel, I’ve been looking forward to reading The Best Boomerville Hotel. Had I realised just how lively and entertaining it was to be, I’m not sure I could have waited!

A superbly written and fantastically funny book, this has surpassed even my expectations by quite some bit! The characters are so well drawn that it’s very easy to conjure up an image of each and every one, and the interweaving storylines are warm and wonderful. A mention also has to go to the perfect cover, which shows the flavour of the tale within!  As with every great story, there is a villain of the piece and Caroline James has created such an amazing place with her sparkling style that I cannot help but thinking this would transfer well to the small screen, making an ideal piece of weekly viewing.

Anyone who knows me is aware of my fondness for labradors and the addition of Bunty, the chocolate lab puppy, was the icing on the cake for me. I really could not find fault with any aspect of this novel, and a little bit of me wishes I was opening at the first page again instead of closing at the last. Would I recommend this? You bet! Others have compared it favourably to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which, in my humble opinion, was a truly terrific book but Boomerville definitely leaves it in the shade!

My grateful thanks to author Caroline James and Rachel’s Random Resources for granting my copy via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2510.0 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ruby Fiction
  • Publication Date: 13 March 2018
  • Link to Buy:


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Meet the Author


TBBH Author PicCaroline’s new book, The Best Boomerville Hotel is being described by early reviews as ‘Britain’s answer to the Best Marigold Hotel – a fabulous read!’ and will be published on March 13th 2018 by award-winning British Independent Publisher, ChocLit, under their new imprint Ruby Fiction.

Caroline James spends her time writing romantic comedy, climbing mountains and running a consultancy business. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association a Feature Editor for an online magazine. Caroline writes short stories and contributes articles to many publications.

Her debut novel: Coffee, Tea The Gypsy & Me is set in North West England in a country house hotel at the time of a famous gypsy horse fair. The book went straight to #3 on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun.

Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me was a finalist at The Write Stuff, London Book fair and the judges commented that, “Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” The book is a Top Recommended Read by Thomson Holidays.

Coffee Tea The Chef & Me takes a light-hearted and often hilarious look at the world of celebrity chefs as they battle it out for fame and fortune – described by one reviewer as: “AbFab Meets MasterChef in a Soap…”

Caroline’s novella, Jungle Rock, follows handsome chef, Zach Docherty as he steps into a TV reality show – will he survive and be crowned Jungle King?

Contact Caroline:

Twitter: @carolinejames12
Facebook: Caroline James Author


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3 thoughts on “The Best Boomerville Hotel

  1. Grace, where do I begin to thank you for your fabulous review? Thank you so much for reading, reviewing and hosting and for making the fabulous banner that tops the page! I love it. I am beyond thrilled that you enjoyed The Best Boomerville Hotel and thank you sincerely, this makes all the hard work worthwhile. Happy blogging and reading, warmest wishes, Caroline xx


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