Living the Quieter Algarve Dream

Living the Quieter Algarve Dream

The eBook and Paperback are Now Available to Purchase

And scroll down to find out more about your invitation to the VIP Online Live Book Launch on Monday 23rd November

Have you ever longed for a quieter life?

Ever wanted to escape the crowds, walk on deserted beaches, and experience all that a different country has to offer?

Alyson and Dave Sheldrake moved to the western Algarve, far away from the tourists, to live in a rural market town. Surrounded by chickens, rabbits, beautiful beaches, and crazy locals, they settled down to enjoy a more peaceful existence.

Their plans didn’t include battling with Portuguese bureaucracy, a life-altering diagnosis, and Kat the dog being rushed to the vets. Brexit, a pandemic, and a house that needed updating ensured that life was anything but tranquil for this creative couple.

In this part guidebook, mostly memoir, find out why the Algarve is a favourite destination for so many, and why this couple have made it their home.

This honest and often hilarious story is the continuation of their Algarve Adventures. It can stand alone as a book for you to enjoy, and is also the follow-up to Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal.

Praise for Alyson’s first book ‘Living the Dream’

“[Reading it] felt like I was sitting outside a local pastelaria with a new-found friend, drinking a galão and sharing a plateful of warm, freshly baked pasteis de nata while she told me her story.”

Tom George Carroll, Playwright.

Early Review of ‘Living the Quieter Algarve Dream’

“I had the pleasure/honour to beta read Alyson’s sequel. Set in the Algarve, Portugal, the book is a blend of memoir and travelogue. Her writing style is a breath of fresh air and a joy to read. I loved the book and think you will too.”

Beth Haslam, author of the ‘Fat Dogs and French Estates’ series

It’s Launch Day and I am so excited!

I have been waiting impatiently for today – the day that Living the Quieter Algarve Dream, the book that continues the story of our Algarve Adventures is live on Amazon.

You can find it on Amazon by clicking here

If you were one of the lovely people that pre-ordered your eBook copy, then by the wonders of modern electronics, it should have already magically arrived on your Kindle or eReader this morning. Thank you so much for supporting me.

The Paperback is also now available to purchase, and I know that lots of you still enjoy physically holding a book whilst you read it. There is also a Large Print version of the Paperback (if you have trouble finding that one just email me and I can send you the link – Amazon likes to hide LP editions)

I have already spotted the first 5-star review on Amazon, which is so exciting – I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please do let me know – I love receiving your feedback and comments.

You will also find information below about your exclusive VIP invitation to the Virtual Online Launch Party for the book which is happening tomorrow, Monday 23rd November. I do hope you can make it – pull up a chair, pop open a bottle of something special and help me to celebrate in style!

Feel free to forward this to your friends.

Thank you for all your support, encouragement and kind words – and happy reading!
Love from Alyson

VIP Online Live Book Launch on The Portugal Show

Monday 23rd November 2100hrs GMT London/Lisbon time

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the brand-new book ‘Living the Quieter Algarve Dream’ with author Alyson Sheldrake.


Following the success of her first book ‘Living the Dream – in the Algarve, Portugal’ which became a #1 International Bestseller in several Amazon categories, Alyson is back with her follow-up book.


Join us as she tells us more about her life here in the Algarve with her photographer-husband Dave, and their rescued Spanish Water Dog called Kat.


Alyson will also be joined by friends who have also contributed their stories to this part guidebook, mostly memoir, and she will also read excerpts from her new book live on the show.


Alyson is also an accomplished professional artist, and the writer behind the award-winning Algarve Blog. She is also an expert speaker for the Live and Invest Overseas Group, and a monthly feature writer for the Tomorrow Magazine.


Feel free to ask her any questions you may have about life here in the Algarve during the show, and join us in celebrating the launch of this exciting new book.

The event will be live on The Portugal Show’s Facebook Page

and it will also be live-streamed on YouTube

so you can choose either option to view it.

Here are the magic links you need:

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2 Responses to Living the Quieter Algarve Dream

  1. David says:

    Are your books available topurchase in the Algarve?

    • sorry David – thanks to Covid they are only available to purchase online via Amazon at the moment – they do deliver out here though. Hopefully in the future I will be able to do some live book-signing events and have them for sale with me on the day. But not yet…

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