Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
You already know how dearly I *adore!* the novelists of ChocLitUK – therefore, it won’t surprise you to learn I’ve had my *eye!* on their latest endeavour: Ruby Fiction since it was a whispering in the wind! I even found the three authors who are debuting the imprint this year in the twitterverse!
One such lovely is Caroline James – my honoured guest today on Jorie Loves A Story, who has written a novel I am itching to *read!* as soon as it goes into another format of entry! In fact, I ought to have ‘caught’ the secret of the novel – the age of the characters featured within its chapters, as the clue of course is within the ‘title’ of the hotel! The reason I was so surprised I had missed it is because one of my parents (my Mum!) is part of the Boomer generation! Dad is in the generation ahead of it – ergo, sometimes it is quite oft true: you can miss the obvious! lol
The more I learnt about the premise behind the story (especially through this conversation!) the more giddy I was becoming to *soak inside!* the setting & the allure of venturing into the Boomerville Hotel! Mind you, I happen to love the college classes offered to retirees and the alternative ed. selections they can aspire to undertake as well – there is this wonderfully lovely door of creative blissitude & educational adventure lying in wait for me – I only have to turn *55!* in order to start enjoying the entry into this new dimension of joy!
The fact I’m nearly pushing a pence short of thirtyten is quite telling – as I’m not as ‘far off’ to those golden years as say I was twenty year ago! Laughs with mirth. No mind. I love every inch of life – each year is a new discovery & a new chance to curate experiences – wherever our adventures take us, lead to memories, personal growth & a renewing of interest for the unknown. I think this is also in-part what curated an interest in the topics of the novel – of realising there are others out there who *love!* self-learning experiences, continuing education & are self-directed learners – wherein, to seek what we become curious about is only half the journey! Sometimes the other half is being open-minded to the doors which open when we are only first glancing outside the window!
I hope you’ll appreciate this conversation as much as I had assembling the questions which inspired it! Perhaps we share a heap in common about seeking out the joys of new experiences & constantly finding new adventures to undertake! Let us all embrace the side of our lives where our curiosity is never fully quenched & where our imaginations soar on the dreamscapes of newly cast dreams wherein we expand our horizons seeking further enlightenment.
Here’s to the adventurer in all of us!
Remember, brew yourself your favourite cuppa & enjoy the convo!
An exciting *announcement!* at the very end of this lovely post celebrating Ruby Fiction – as pertaining to my #ChocLitSaturdays showcases & my chat #SatBookChat! As I am announcing what we’ll be discussing next!
I keep forgetting to mention : I’m on a green tea & lemongrass tea kick, lately!
Whilst my intake of coffee or decaf is at an all-time low – I’ve only had two cuppas in about two months – which is quite incredible, I think since I”ve spent the last month re-falling in love with TEA!
Whilst your leaving your comments for this lovely new release
don’t forget to tell me, what’s in your MUG?
The Best Boomerville Hotel
by Caroline James
Let the shenanigans begin at the 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 it’s 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?
Places to find the book:
on 13th March, 2018
This is a Digital First release | I am hopeful this will go into print or audio!
Inter-connected Series by Ms James | the first three are in PRINT!
Coffee, Tea, the Gypsy and Me | Book One (Synopsis) ← where Hattie & Jo enter our lives!
Coffee, Tea, the Caribbean and Me | Book Two (Synopsis)
Coffee, Tea, the Chef and Me | Book Three (Synopsis)
*originally entitled: So, You Think Your A Celebrity… Chef?
The Best Boomerville Hotel | Book Four *theoretically! → Jo & Hattie are back!
Converse via: #RubyFiction + #CarolineJames & #BestBoomervilleHotel
How did you initially conceive of the idea for the Boomerville Hotel and what made you decide to set it in the Lake District?
James responds: As a former hotelier in Cumbria, I was in love with the county from the very first day my toes tipped out of the car and I stepped on Cumbrian soil. There is so much majesty in the rolling fells, mountains and beautiful lakes. It is stunning at any time of year. Having owned and run a pub and a hotel there, my imagination got the better of me when I was thinking of plot ideas with older protagonists in mind and it seemed the perfect environment to place my characters in a fictional hotel. Read More