COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Linda’s Midlife Crisis,” BY AUTHOR, Toni Pike, @piketoni1

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read!

NOTE: I posted this review yesterday but there issues with the title. When I went in to fix the issue, the post disappeared. I have no idea what happened… but here is the review again. ❤

About this 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. She begins to succeed, but there are still some more surprises in store Linda.

A feel-good and inspirational romance for older women who love second chances and chick lit.


As we head into the beginning of summer, it’s time to think about summer reads. You know, the books that make you feel like everything is alright with the world. “Linda’s Midlife Crisis” will definitely be that book!

We’re introduced to Linda, a plump fifty-something teacher, bullied by her students, the administrative staff, and her own husband, Ron, who she no longer has feelings for. Truth be told, she doesn’t even like the house she lives in.

Eventually, Linda has a breakdown. The doctor orders a period of rest. Ron feels encumbered with her care, and he leaves her. Now, Linda wipes the slate clean and steps into the rest of her life.

I enjoyed Linda’s journey, even though it all seemed a little too good to be true. But that’s what a feel-good book does. This kind of story offers glimpses of hope for other women on how to take those first steps into a new future.

There are some great karmic scenes involving the husband. After reading those, I cheered for Linda even louder.

I read this book in a couple of evenings. It’s not a heavy read which is perfect for a vacation read or an afternoon in a hammock! Enjoy!

About the Author

Toni Pike is a multi-genre author who enjoys writing page-turning fiction for adults, hilarious books for children, and non-fiction. She also loves travelling and being with family and friends. She lives in Australia and firmly believes that coffee and long walks are an essential part of any day.

Do you like books that you can’t stop reading? Pike is 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.

She’s also the author of two non-fiction books. The One Way Diet is a no-nonsense guide to losing weight. Happy Travels 101 is a short book of travel tips with advice for anyone who wants to travel overseas.

She has an Instagram page called  @authorlovestravel   where she shares travel photos.

She’d be delighted to hear from you. Her Email is:

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31 thoughts on “COLLEEN’S #BOOK #REVIEWS “Linda’s Midlife Crisis,” BY AUTHOR, Toni Pike, @piketoni1

    1. LOL! Right on the Mercury Retrograde. The Firefox browser on a MAC has been giving me fits on WordPress. I finally gave up and went back to the Brave browser (it runs like Chrome but has better protection) to redo the post. So far, everything seems fine. 🤦🏼‍♀️


      1. None of that Mercury Retrograde stuff means anything to me and I’ll just be happy that you and Annette are onto it… 😀


  1. Hi Colleen, this seems to be Toni’s week for book reviews. I also recently read and reviewed this and I saw that Sally has also read it. Thanks for your review, I always enjoy reading other peoples views on a book I’ve read.


  2. Another wonderful review for Toni’s book! It’s great to see it getting so much love around the web this week. I just finished reading this yesterday and will be reviewing soon! As you say, a fun, light read. Congrats to Toni on this fab recommendation. Thanks for sharing, Colleen 💕🙂


  3. Great review Sis. It seems so many of us have enjoyed Toni’s book. A great light read for sure and renewed respect for Linda as she decided to stand up for herself and make herself a wonderful fulfilling life. ❤


  4. I really enjoyed Toni’s book, too, and wholeheartedly endorse the great recommendations I find in this lovely community – so many of these would have simply sailed silently under my radar.


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