Boomerville at Ballymegille
Boomerville is back!
Join Hattie and Jo as they head to Southern Ireland to open Boomerville Manor, a holiday retreat for guests of ‘a certain age’. There’s Irish craic and shenanigans aplenty for the colourful cast of characters as everyone gathers for the grand opening.
Meet Melissa, an ex-cabaret singer running from her abusive husband, and Bill, a bachelor bullied from beyond the grave by the ghostly voice of his mother. Along with local bobby Harry the Helmet, ageing aquatic team the Boomerville Babes, eccentric artist Lucinda Gray, and heartthrob Finbar Murphy, they gather in Ireland and the fun begins. But murder is in the air and there’s mischief afoot. Will the residents get more than they bargained for at Boomerville?
Set in the beautiful Irish countryside, ‘Boomerville at Ballymegille’ is a heart-warming story of friendship, fears and new beginnings.
About the author:
Best-selling author of women’s fiction, Caroline James has owned and run businesses encompassing all aspects of the hospitality industry, a subject that often 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, which includes talks and lectures on cruise ships world-wide, Caroline is also a consultant and food writer. She is a member of the Romantic Novelist’s Association, the Society of Women’s Writer’s & Journalists and the Society of Authors and writes articles and short stories, contributing to many publications. Caroline also runs writing workshops.
In her spare time, Caroline can be found walking up a mountain with her two Westie dogs, sipping raspberry gin or relaxing with her head in a book and hand in a box of chocolates.
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Kimber Li – very many thanks for hosting me on your lovely blog as I celebrate the launch of my new book, Boomerville at Ballymegille. I am going to tell you a little about the setting for the book…
The setting for Boomerville at Ballymegille is in the fictional village of Ballymegille, near the town of Kindale, in beautiful Southern Ireland. I chose this area as a background for the book because I have visited this part of Ireland on several occasions and it has always left a lasting impression on me.
After a short flight to Cork from Manchester airport, the closest to my home, I hire a car and drive for approximately twenty miles until the town of Kinsale is in sight. This picturesque place sits around a fishing harbour which fills with yachts in the summer months. Visitors are attracted to Kinsale for the long sandy beaches close by and the gorgeous craft shops and art galleries. The town has a population of approximately three thousand residents, which doubles in the tourist season, and a wealth of eating establishments, including at least twelve restaurants that are of a very high standard. There is always plenty of Irish craic in the pubs and the residents are hospitable, kind and friendly. The houses are colourful and buildings interesting. A short distance out of the town lies the Old Head of Kinsale, where a magnificent view of open sea overlooks the deep estuary.
It is a perfect environment to place a fictional hotel, gather a group of eccentric guests and sit down at a keyboard to let my fingers tell the story. A hotel is a revolving door and you never know who is going to walk in, making it an ideal setting for a story of romance, mystery, intrigue and most of all fun. There are Irish characters in the book too who have a pinch of the mystical magic of the people I met in this wonderful place.
I do hope that you enjoy reading Boomerville at Ballymegille and if you ever get a chance to visit beautiful Kinsale and Southern Ireland, make sure that you make room for me in your suitcase.