Synopsis: 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.
My review: I’ve read a few romance novels recently where my complaint has been as an (almost) 46 year old woman I just can’t relate to the twenty-somethings in a lot of the stories. So thank heavens for The Best Boomerville Hotel. Baby boomers are approximately 50-69 years old so I’ve far more in common with them which really helped me relate to the characters in this book.
I’ve done starting again, I’ve spent time going out of my comfort zone. The idea of a few weeks retreat in a hotel writing, painting and doing other activities sounds just perfect and I just found it so easy to immerse myself in this book and enjoy it. Finally a book written that suits my tastes almost exactly.
The characters are so rich and easy to relate to. The book flows well and I really enjoyed it.
Thanks to Choc Lit for publishing another great read 🙂