I am so pleased to be on this book tour as this is a great story that you won’t want to miss.
PUBLISHED BY HASHTAG PRESS ON 17th OCTOBER 2019
When a mysterious bequest throws each of the four into chaos, they seek support in the guise of a hypnotherapist, Dr Kath O’Hannon. Through a process of self-discovery, their new-found knowledge weighs heavily, as they unpick four decades of life choices. They could accept the windfall, yet if they do, something entirely unexpected lies around the corner...‘Pivotal’ is a relationship mystery, which portrays the impact of a shared life-changing dilemma on four seemingly unconnected lives. It follows a cast of strong women in their forties whose lives are disrupted by an extraordinary event and explores the common experiences and dilemmas of ordinary women, who might be questioning the paths they have chosen. A book with many twists and turns, it is a mystery within a mystery. A story with relatable characters that prompts the reader to consider the decisions we make in life, the paths we take, and what could happen with even just the slightest change of direction. Is it self-determination or destiny? How many doors does one person open in a lifetime? When you pass through a door, does your life change forever? Or, do you have power over who you become through the choices you make?
Dulcie Braybrooke is breaking through as a celebrated ceramicist.
Elizabeth is a lonely City head-hunter.
Annie is a teacher who’s lost her verve.
Liza is a lap dancer with a strong will and a tough life
Nikki Vallance is a writer and coach who works with others to unlock their writing talents. She runs coaching programs and one to one sessions to help aspiring writers achieve their goals. She began writing ‘Pivotal’ nine years ago, whilst still working in her recruitment career, following a flash of inspiration a session with her own coach. She has given talks and presentations on her writing process and career.‘Pivotal’ looks at the multiple paths a life may take at the crossroads of each significant decision. Nikki is fascinated by what makes us who we are and how much control we have over our destiny, and interviewed a number of hypnotherapists in researching the book. Nikki is married with her own blended family of five children. Although a beginner, she’s a big fan of Argentine Tango, which she hopes to dance in Buenos Aires one day.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
This sounds good as soon as you read the blurb so I was looking forward to reading it. When it arrived and I saw how big it was as in page numbers there are 400! I really hoped it was as good as I was expecting otherwise this is going to take ages to read. Why was I worrying? The only problem I had with it was that I kept getting cramp in my hand from holding the book.
This is about choices and the decisions we make in life that are ‘pivotal’ moments, not that we realise that at the time. Following the lines of thought after given the chance of inheritance would make anybody think yes, I want that but if you had to start a business with the heritance with family but you were given no knowledge of who would you still do it? The thought process of these people is all very different and then you throw in a therapist that brings up past encounters you have no memory of and the decision gets even harder.
I found it very interesting to read and could relate to some decisions, a very well written story that you cannot predict any of so I enjoyed it immensely. This really did keep me up at night as it’s too good to put down.
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