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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

Boomerville at Ballymegille by Caroline James #Review


The Boomerville story continue with Caroline James' Boomerville at Mallymegille which was published on 6th October by The Publish Hub Ltd.

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.

 My Thoughts

I enjoyed Caroline James' first visit to Boomerville and was pleased to revisit some familiar characters as Hattie and Jo travelled to Southern Ireland to set up another Boomerville experience there. This story is a mixture of humour, but also has some darker issues and bullying and coercive control occur.  The opening of another hotel provides lots of scope for eccentric behaviour and humorous moments as the older guests throw themselves into their hobbies and activities with great enthusiasm.

    There is a whiff of murder in the background and blackmail and coercion from some rather nasty characters. However, Hattie, a born survivor, never seems phased by anything and brings some genuine feeling to the story. Caroline James is a great storyteller and takes you along with her at quite a pace.

In short: Boomerville lives on!

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.

Books by Caroline James:


Hattie Goes to Hollywood

The Best Boomerville Hotel

Coffee Tea the Gypsy & Me

Coffee Tea the Chef & Me

Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me

Jungle Rock


 You can follow Caroline here: 
Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Amazon Author Page

Book link: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US

Thanks to Caroline James,  and Rachel of  RachelsRandomResources  for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

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  1. Pamela, very many thanks for hosting Boomerville at Ballymegille on your lovely blog and for your fabulous review. I am so thrilled that you enjoyed my new novel. Warmest wishes and happy reading xx


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