Beautiful story about taking chances and opening your heart to new challenges. An emotional and thought provoking read which will leave you wanting more. Descriptive and wonderfully written. An amazing first book for this new author and I'm very much hoping there will be another soon to purchase.
Great read. Certainly escaped to the Algarve. Beautiful descriptions of the homes lived in and liked the writing of tbhe book going back and forth in time. Highly recommended
An excellent, witty and informative read from a new author. A very clear picture of the trials and tribulations of becoming an Expat in the Algarve and all the challenges to be faced. Karen also gives much useful information about the differences between Portuguese life and public utilities and the UK, but presents this is an entertaining and very readable way.I look forward to more from this author :)
Interesting, heart warming, funny, a true story of a British couple leaving everything behind to set up home in Portugal, only to face more life-changing decisions than they bargained for. I couldn't stop reading. So refreshing to find a book like this, reminds me of Driving Over Lemons but with some very comic pets who threaten to steal the show with their antics. Wonderfully written.
Wow Karen. You took us on a journey. You painted pictures with words and that is a gift. I wanted the story to go on but to have written such a compelling account in the difficult circumstances you experience is remarkable. Thank you.
Having been in Carvoeiro a few times and actually stayed in one of Karen's lovely apartments, this book was such a heartwarming read, as I could relate to the places Karen talked about, such an open and honest book. I sincerely hope there is a second book!
Karen and her husband, Nick, and their dogs, relocate from the dreary UK to Portugal. Karen is honest and her writing is thought-provoking and inspiring. Having to face major surgery in a foreign country must be so daunting but they seemed to take it all in their stride.
What a wonderfully written, heart-warming memoir, I was certainly transported to the Algarve, I could see the beautifully described homes and landscapes.
I am waiting for the follow up to this wonderful memoir so that I can continue to follow their journey and adventure.
Thank you Karen for a wondrous journey.
I found this a thoroughly enjoyable read. The way the author describes being abroad really resonated with me. Everything from the cultural differences, how alien it can feel, to befriending the stray cats and dogs that are roaming around. Without giving away anything I just want to say how much I commend this authors bravery, what with everything that happened on her journey and what she had to go through personally. Well done! You deserve a medal.
Written by a remarkable woman, an overcomer, an inspiration
I very much enjoyed reading the unique account of the Telling's move from the UK to Carvoeiro, our new permanent home with a story of our own often mirroring theirs. Animal lovers will appreciate the many devoted rescue efforts. The author brought smiles and at times a heavy heart to "the telling."
LOVEREADING EXPERT REVIEW OF ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE
I found ‘Another Day in Paradise’ to be an entertaining and easy to read recollection of what it’s like to really move to your favourite holiday destination as well as being an inspiring nudge to take the plunge on whatever dream or ambition you may have.
I’m sure many of us go on holiday and picture what it would be like to move there full time. This is the tale of a British couple who moved to a small village of the Algarve, Portugal for a quieter and more serene way of life. Karen and Nick Telling visited Carvoeiro for 15 years on holiday before deciding to take the plunge and move there permanently in 2003. With a kind community, new jobs, navigating rental properties, an ever expanding collection of adopted animals and life changing surgery to treat the complications of a long-term spinal condition, this book goes through the ups and downs of life as well as those of moving to a foreign country. The author takes us through the move in a casual and eminently readable tone. The obstacles with their rental properties, the culture clash of working and living in Portugal are dealt with in an optimistic but matter-of-fact way. There’s also plenty of funny anecdotes with friends and family along the way. I would have liked to know more about whether the planned renovation of the home they eventually bought took place, and perhaps some more detail about life after Karen’s surgery. As it is, I found ‘Another Day in Paradise’ to be an entertaining and easy to read recollection of what it’s like to really move to your favourite holiday destination as well as being an inspiring nudge to take the plunge on whatever dream or ambition you may have.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador