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Our Little Piece of Paradise

Our Little Piece of Paradise

Author: Karen Telling Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2022

Following on from ‘Another Day in Paradise’, Karen Telling’s ‘Our Little Piece of Paradise’ continues the story of a British couple’s new life in the Algarve. We re-join Karen and Nick Telling as they move into their own home after a period of renting. The same readable tone of the first book is present here as the author shares challenges with renovations, health battles and and the constant expanding of their family with adopted and fostered four legged friends. Bringing us right up to date, we learn more about the couple and their community, as well as the impact of Brexit and Covid on their respective jobs. As well as, of course, the many different animals that have joined and left them throughout their time in Portugal. I found ‘Our Little Piece of Paradise’ provided more of the Tellings' story in a way that exudes hope and positivity. A great follow on to the first book which I think rounds out Nick and Karen’s story really well. This is a heartfelt tale about warm and welcoming people as they establish their lives in the equally welcoming town of Carvoeiro. Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador

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Another Day in Paradise

Another Day in Paradise

Author: Karen Telling Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/08/2021

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

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Our Little Piece of Paradise

Our Little Piece of Paradise

Author: Karen Telling Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/02/2022

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