I promise not to do much of this…

I promise not to do much of this…

Early reviews have started to come in for my new book, The Best Boomerville Hotel and I have copied below a review from a  respected book reviewer and blogger.


It is the most nerve-racking time, waiting for publication day for your latest offering, wondering if readers will like it as much as you hope they will. To get good early reviews is so heartwarming and makes every single minute of what seems to be endless, lonely hours writing, worth every single second.

Enormous thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Reads and happy reading everyone.

with love, Caroline xx


It has been absolutely ages since I was last fortunate enough to be able to read a new Caroline James. Was it worth the wait though? Yes 100% definitely! This was fantastic, just a shame I now have to wait for the author to write another!

All of this authors books are standalone and this is no exception but at the same time fans will recognise assorted characters from previous books, and I was delighted that we had more of Hattie and Jo’s story.

The Boomerville Hotel is set in the Lake District and is a hotel with huge grounds that has been opened up to give the Baby Boomer generation a new lease of life, with all manner of creative courses, some more normal than others!

Over the course of the story we hear a lot about the various courses, their tutors and all the guests at the hotel. And what a varied bunch they are. Where else but in fiction would you find such an eclectic mix of clientele – from a modern day looking James Bond, the titled eccentric brothers Sir Henry and Hugo, a down on her luck artist and Kate who is the main character in the book.

I absolutely loved hearing of the antics of  of these characters, and when the tutors include a Shaman who seems to have rather impressive mystical qualities you know you are in for a book that is incredibly entertaining.

There are so many funny moments that I wouldn’t want to spoil them for you. It is always nice to read a book full of characters that are older than me, as it gives me great hope that my life could become a lot more exciting as I age disgracefully!

There is certainly romance occurring all over the Boomerville Hotel, but I challenge you to at the start correctly predict the pairings that may occur – I would hazard a guess that you will be wrong about most of them. This really is one of those expect the unexpected sort of books, which makes it all the more entertaining.

Absolutely adored this latest book from the author, and already want to read the next book by her, which probably hasn’t been written yet! *

(*Author note: good news Rachel, Boomerville Two is tripping off the laptop right now xx)







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