I’m proud to announce the release of Linda’s Midlife Crisis, a feel-good women’s fiction book about a fifty-year-old woman who decides to turn her her life around. It’s a lighthearted, entertaining read with a sprinkling of suspense, drama, humour, and more than a touch of romance.
This was a story I first wrote many years ago, and it has undergone a substantial transformation – rather like Linda Lockwood herself. If you’re looking for a novel that will keep you turning the pages, then this might be for you.
The paperback version will be released soon, and it is also listed in Kindle Unlimited.
Here is the book description
Linda’s Midlife Crisis
– a feel-good women’s fiction book
How does a fifty-year-old woman start a new life?
Meet Linda Lockwood: fifty, fat, frumpy and bullied by her horrible husband Ron and the vile students and principal at the school where she teaches English. But her life is about to undergo a total transformation.
Linda suffers a breakdown after a traumatic classroom incident, and that brings out the worst in Ron and devious principal, Wayne Forsythe. Then she is rocked to discover her husband has a shocking secret.
With her own determination and the help of friends and family, she starts to turn her life around. Her own success might be the best revenge, but life still has some more surprises for Linda.
Here is an early review:
5 Stars – Reviewed By Lucinda E Clarke for Readers’ Favorite
Many women find themselves in the same situation as the main character in Linda’s Midlife Crisis by Toni Pike. They put up with an unhappy marriage, reminding themselves of the good times now past. Linda’s husband Ron is abusive, rude, and uncaring. His speech at her fiftieth birthday party shocked everyone, leaving Linda’s self-esteem plummeting even further. But there is always a breaking point and when it is reached, Linda lists the pros and cons of freedom versus the status quo. Further evidence comes to light when she finally decides to face the truth and file for a divorce. But becoming single when you are into your fifth decade may not be so easy. Starting a new life in a new city takes courage as Linda takes on new challenges.
I loved Linda’s Midlife Crisis by Toni Pike. From the moment I began, I didn’t stop. This is an easy-to-read book, and I could relate to her situation and feel her insecurities. I loved the way she deposited her husband’s possessions on the front lawn and phoned him to tell him that rain was forecast. Many readers will relate to her battles with weight loss and reinventing a whole new look in fashion and make-up in later life. This tale gives hope to those approaching middle age that life can begin again and is not only for the young. I was inspired and uplifted by Linda’s metamorphosis. Fifty, frumpy and a few extra kilos is the way Linda describes herself right at the beginning of the book. Her onward journey was a delight to follow. Highly recommended for a beach read, or as a feel-good book.
Here is an excerpt from CHAPTER ONE
Thank you for stopping by.
Thank you for stopping by. My name is Toni Pike, a multi-genre author who loves writing thrillers for adults, non-fiction, and hilarious books for children.
I’m the author of LINDA’S MIDLIFE CRISIS, DESOLATION BLUFF, DEAD DRY HEART and The Jotham Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series: THE MAGUS COVENANT, THE ROCK OF MAGUS, THE MAGUS EPIPHANY and HOLY SPEAR OF MAGUS.
The Brody Cody Series is for children aged 6-9: BRODY CODY AND THE STEPMOTHER FROM OUTER SPACE and BRODY CODY AND THE HAUNTED VACATION HOUSE.
I’m also the author of two non-fiction books. THE ONE WAY DIET is a no-nonsense guide to losing weight and HAPPY TRAVELS 101 is a short book of travel tips.
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