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Coffee, Tea, The Gypsy & Me: A feel-good romantic comedy you need to read

by Caroline James (Author) 

Alli Smith (Illustrator)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A genuinely warm feel-good story
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I LOVED this book
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Funny, sad, a perfect page-turner
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Couldn’t put it down!

Jo’s romance with the gypsy began with his first kiss, she never forgot it…

When Jo Edmond’s husband runs off with their nanny and disappears into a Spanish sunset, Jo resolves to make a new life with her baby son. She impulsively purchases Kirkton House a run-down guest house and with the help of a colourful cast of characters, establishes a thriving country house hotel. Jo opens the hotel during Fair Week, a famous 300-year-old gypsy tradition, hated by the locals and loved by every tinker and traveller in the country. Romance is the last thing on her mind until the enigmatic John Doherty walks into her life…

Assisted by Hattie, a local woman who becomes a friend, Jo’s business succeeds and a new Jo emerges, attracting the attention of every man who comes within her radar. In Fair Week, Jo’s errant husband turns up and begins a campaign to win her back but Black Monday is looming, the stock market crashes, and tourism dries up. With difficult days ahead Jo has to reinvent her business to survive.

“Caroline James has a real gift for writing and has done an outstanding job with her debut novel. Keeping it real she has brought in facets of life that we all have to deal with, everything needed for a satisfying read for women – amusing, colourful, and even tear-jerking at times.”

“I found this story engaging from page one and enjoyed this delightful weekend read right to the last page. I warmed to all the characters, 5 stars!” Dizzycblogspot

“I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a heartwarming story sprinkled with intrigue, 5*” NetGalley Review

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited

Coffee Tea The Chef & Me: Celebrity Chefs exposed in a hilarious drama

“Five big fat (Michelin) stars for this book!” NetGalley

Mix together…

A tough-cookie, media agent who’s clawed her way to the top and a con-man, who wants to open a cookery school.
Add in a washed-up celebrity chef whose career needs re-building…

Flavour with…

An aging rock star – fresh from rehab, and a Sloane Ranger food writer who gets her own TV show…

Bring to the boil:

At a Gourmet Food Festival, in Ireland, where anything goes!

When media agent, Hilary Hargreaves, travels to Ireland to look at a campaign for a new cookery school, she meets a blast from her past – the romantic but reckless chef, Mickey Lloyd, who is hell-bent on resurrecting his flagging career. Her tough demeanour is rocked, as it becomes apparent that Mickey’s intentions involve more than a stint behind a stove in his quest to pursue her. But as plans for the school gain momentum, she realises that she’s developing more than a passing interest in reformed alcoholic, Long Tom Hendry, who owns the crumbling old mansion where the school will be homed. Hilary has many ingredients to juggle, with her demanding client list, which looks set to boil over if she doesn’t keep control. From London’s bustling, Soho, to Southern Ireland and the sunny shores of the Caribbean, has Hilary got too much on her plate, and is she really prepared to risk it all for love?

“A fabulous story, it made me shriek with laughter and I loved every twist and turn! And so much of it could be only too true. One of my favourite reads.” Valentina Harris, Author, Chef & International Cookery School Host.

“Caroline James has spun a tale that is enjoyable, funny, charming, believable and page-turning.” Nigel May, TV Personality & Author

“AbFab meets MasterChef in a Soap, 5 stars.” Dizzy C’s Little Book Blog

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited

Coffee, Tea, The Caribbean & Me: A heart-warming feel-good read of friendship and love 

From Cumbria to the Caribbean…

Travel to Barbados with Jo and Hattie…

Flying solo again in their middle years, can life really begin again for Jo and Hattie? Is there hope for the newly single baby boomers and can romance happen?

Continuing the Coffee Tea… series, join Jo and Hattie as they romp into their future and prove that anything is possible!

“A story about friendship and loss…is there hope for those of a certain age?”

‘The time to be happy is now…’ Jo remembers her late husband’s words but is struggling to face the lonely future that lies ahead. A heartbroken widow, Jo finds herself alone with ghostly memories at Kirkton House – a Cumbrian Manor that until recently, she ran as a thriving hotel. Her two sons have moved away, Jimmy to run a bar in Barbados, and Zach to London to pursue a career as a celebrity chef. Middle-age and widowhood loom frighteningly and Jo determines to sell up and start again, despite protestations from colourful friend, Hattie and erstwhile admirer Pete Parks.

Hattie convinces Jo to postpone any life-changing decisions by enjoying a Caribbean holiday but their holiday sets off a course of events that brings mayhem and madness to Jo and her family. Confused and anxious for her future, can life really begin again for Jo?

Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me was a finalist at The Write Stuff – London Book Fair 2015. The judge’s comments included, “Caroline is a wonderful story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.”

Caroline’s books are stand-alone stories, but characters do make appearances throughout. The best order to read them is:

Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me
Coffee Tea The Chef & Me
Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me
Jungle Rock
The Best Boomerville Hotel
Boomerville at Ballymegille
Hattie Goes and o Hollywood

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited

Jungle Rock: Reality TV exposed in a hilarious comedy drama 

“If you’re looking for a highly entertaining story, look no further.”
Linda’s Book Bag

“Another really good book from Caroline James.”
Rachel’s Random Reads

“A fun romantic read – 5 stars!”
My Chestnut Reading Tree

A romantic comedy novella
by Caroline James

Handsome young chef Zach Docherty is feeling the heat. Following an exposé in a national newspaper, his fiancée Poppy Dunlop has broken their engagement. Heartbroken at the thought of life without Poppy, Zach drowns his sorrows and, when his agent suggests that Zach becomes a contestant in a reality TV show, Jungle Survival, he reluctantly agrees. Plunged deep in the jungle, into a bizarre mix of talent and trials, Zach meets glamour model Cleo Petra, and the cameras go crazy.
Will Zach survive and be crowned Jungle King? Or will his latest exploits push Poppy further away…

Caroline’s books are all stand-alone stories but some characters do make appearances throughout. You might also enjoy:

Coffee Tea The Gypsy & Me
Coffee Tea The Chef & Me
Coffee Tea The Caribbean & Me

“Caroline is a natural story teller with a gift for humour in her writing.”
Finalist, The Write Stuff, London Book Fair

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #KindleUnlimited

The Best Boomerville Hotel: A feel good, witty read and perfect for anytime of the year!

A fabulously funny read from Caroline James. You won’t want to put this book down.

Let the shenanigans begin at the Best 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 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.

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?

What people are saying about The Best Boomerville Hotel:

This is a brilliant 5-star story. The writing is modern and fresh. I found the Boomerville Hotel a fantastic and memorable setting with many likeable characters. Each guest had their own story which had an ending in the book, always a big plus. Susan D, reader.

I need to go to a place like this! Quirky characters, right up my street, I really enjoyed the
Cal Sleath, Birmingham.

‘I really wish I could check into Boomerville and participate in the courses. I loved this book,
it is a great read. Thanks to the author for bringing the crazy characters to life – I can’t wait
for the next book.
 Ronnie Montgomory, London

The Best Boomerville Hotel audio

Boomerville at Ballymegille: Feel-good, funny, heartwarming – perfect for anytime of the year!



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.

What the reviewers are saying:

“Where to start in describing this fabulousness. There is never a dull or slow moment in this book. Boomerville at Ballymegille is a really fun and entertaining story, with a few more serious storylines in amongst it. I left the book incredibly happy and with regrets that I ran out of pages so fast while I was enjoying myself so much.” Rachel’s Random Reviews

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #Paperback #Audio #KindleUnlimited      

Boomerville at Ballymegille audio

Hattie Goes to Hollywood: Romance, shenanigans & mystery from Caroline James 

From the author of The Best Boomerville Hotel

What reviewers say:

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I LOVE these books- more please!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brilliant writing, brilliant read

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I couldn’t put it down!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Caroline writes quite beautifully

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Perfect escape reads

A Cumbrian Village…
Three suicides…
A red-hot summer…

Join super-sleuth Hattie as tempers and temperatures rise in the Cumbrian village of Hollywood. With mischief, romance and shenanigans aplenty, will Hattie discover the truth?

When recently bereaved Hattie Mulberry inherits her aunt’s dilapidated cottage in the village of Hollywood in Cumbria, she envisages a quiet life. But retired hotelier Hattie is bored and when her neighbour asks her to investigate a suspicious suicide, Hattie’s career takes a new direction and H&H Investigations is born. During the hottest summer for years, Hattie discovers there have been three recent suicides in Hollywood and she determines to find out why. Temperatures rise as she throws herself into village life and, with mischief, romance and shenanigans aplenty, Hattie has her work cut out. But will she establish the truth?

“5 Stars! I loved everything about this book! This is a book you want to buy and enjoy as soon as it comes out!” Tessa Talks Books

“Great sleuthing, faultless settings, interesting characters & a super fun read.” BR Maycock Book Reviews

“A brilliant read – 5 big fat stars!” Nikki Ashton #1 Bestselling Author

“A highly enjoyable book in a brand-new series, I am loving this cast of characters – 5 stars!” Rachel’s Random Reviews

“Caroline carefully balances fun and humour with mystery and intrigue.” Goodreads review

Available on #Amazon #Kindle #Paperback #Audiobook #KindleUnlimited       

Hattie Goes to Hollywood audio

Caroline James always wanted to write but instead of taking a literary route, she followed a career in the hospitality industry, which included owning a pub and a beautiful country house hotel. When she finally glued her rear to a chair and began to write the words flowed, and several novels later she has gained many best-seller badges for her books. When she’s not writing, Caroline likes to climb mountains, eat anchovies and sip gin. She also runs a consultancy business. A member of the Romantic Novelists Association and the Society of Women’s Writers & Journalists, Caroline writes short stories and articles, contributing to many publications.

Caroline’s latest novel is Boomerville at Ballymegille which is followed by Hattie Goes to Hollywood.

Caroline’s hilarious novel, The Best Boomerville Hotel has been depicted as ‘Britain’s answer to the Best Marigold Hotel – A fabulous read!’. Her debut novel: Coffee, Tea the Gypsy & Me went straight to #3 on Amazon and was E-book of the Week in The Sun. Coffee Tea the Caribbean & Me is a Top Recommended Read by Thomson Holidays. Coffee Tea the Chef & Me is described by one reviewer as: “AbFab Meets MasterChef in a Soap” and Caroline’s popular novella, Jungle Rock, follows a handsome chef, Zach Docherty as he steps into a TV reality show.

Contact Caroline:

twitter: @carolinejames12
Facebook: Caroline James Author

Reviews for Caroline’s books:

“Caroline is a natural story-teller with a gift for humour in her writing.” The Write Stuff, London Book Fair.

“A fabulous Story, it made me shriek with laughter and I loved every twist and turn.” Valentina Harris, Author, Chef and International Cookery School Host.

“Caroline James has spun a tale that is enjoyable, funny, charming, believable and page-turning.” Nigel May, TV Personality & Author

“You’ll go NUTS about this book!” Andrew Nutter, Celebrity Chef.

“A strong plot with likeable characters makes it a great read.” Ebook of the week – The Sun:

“Caroline writes quite beautifully – great descriptions, vividly drawn characters, sparkling humour, a touch of real sadness – this book was the perfect escape.”

“A thoroughly enjoyable read that takes you from the loneliness of single life in the wet UK through to the magic of the Caribbean. An indulgent feast of the best things in life – sun, rum, fun, love and laughter.”

Published by Chat About Books

I'm 44, married to Steve (47), Mum to two (21 & 20) and a Shih Tzu called Bella (11). I'm our Church Treasurer & secretary (on a voluntary basis) since July 2014. I started my Book Blog in October 2015. I created Bowen's Book Publicity in June 2020. I love to #sharethebooklove 💕

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