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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.