FANNY BAY, B.C. – July 2023 – Author Dorothea L Gordon lived in Victoria for over 40 years and is paying tribute to the city by featuring its many well-known attractions in her new novel. The Empress, the Butchart Gardens, the Oak Bay Marina, the B.C. Law Courts, and other places provide important backgrounds for the unfolding story.
In Daring Decisions, the author explores how different sexual attitudes affect one particular family. The woman is heterosexual, the man bisexual, and there is a gay man in the picture as well. The reader witnesses how the divorced heroine learns to embrace love relationships in their different forms, including one she previously refused to consider.
After German psychology student Lotti Seidel meets the love of her life in Canadian military doctor Joseph LeBoutillier, she follows him to Canada. But Joe has a secret and after twenty years, Lotti discovers it. She throws him out in a fit of pain-induced rage and refuses all contact with him for many years after.
Now, fifty-seven years old, she is a successful court-qualified handwriting expert. Her career is everything she dreamed about; however, her love life is still in shambles. Craving intimacy she gets involved with unsuitable men and all of her relationships go down in flames.
When Joe almost dies in an accident, Lotti gradually discovers how much she still loves him. Now she must choose between the conventional life she always thought she wanted and a relationship that has the potential to break her heart—or heal it.
“When I speak to reporters or the public, I want to make them aware of a world that they generally don’t hear much about, yet is very real,” says Gordon. “According to statistics 60% of the LGBTQI+ society identify as male and female bisexuals. There is still a lot of shame in male bisexuals who marry women so they can fit into the norm of many societies’ expectations. I personally know families whose lives have been turned upside down because the wife felt deeply betrayed and could not accept her husband’s sexual orientation.”
Gordon, a retired high school teacher, holds a B.A. degree in foreign languages and a Master’s degree in education. Now she uses her life knowledge and experience to introduce readers, audiences, and workshop participants to subjects which don’t get much publicity such as handwriting analysis, psychic awareness, and past life explorations.
Daring Decisions (CAD $22.00; ISBN 978-1738143504) is a 322-page paperback published by DLGordon Productions, and is available from Amazon, and directly from firstname.lastname@example.org (shipping costs apply).