Check out “Semi-retirement” while checking in to Rose Hill Inn!
In Alder and Gill Blackburn’s experience here, as owners and operators of 1823 Historic Rose Hill Inn, many travelers are intrigued about the people who run a bed-and-breakfast inn. How did the owners find themselves as innkeepers? Is theirs a good life? Could they make a living running a B&B?
A glimpse — at times a head-on plunge — into the life of an innkeeper is offered by Alder in his new novel, Semi-retirement: Finding, Buying & Running a Bed and Breakfast Inn.
Alder uses real-life experiences to tell the story of fictional couple Derrick and Doris Anderson, who find themselves retired and not only unable to afford the retirement they had expected, but also unwilling to accept a life with none of the daily challenges they once faced during their working lives.
The book progresses through the search for a suitable property, purchasing, setting up and running an inn. Derrick and Doris find themselves in unusual, bizarre and humorous situations.
Reading the book is like relaxing on Rose Hill Inn’s front porch while chatting with Alder, who writes his tale with more humor than “how-to” advice.
Give yourself a treat and come stay with us, but if you can’t, you can buy the book here at the inn — see Alder — or at these fine establishments:
Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington, josephbeth.com
The Morris Book Shop, Lexington, morrisbookshop.com
Historic Midway Museum Store, Midway, midwaymuseumstore.com
By request at other booksellers
The list price is $14.99.