Monday, July 1, 2013

Review Hindsight by: Sarah Belle

Title: Hindsight
Author: Sarah Belle
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 188
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley


The universe has sent Juliette a sign. She wishes it had been an email instead...

Juliette’s career is on fire, her marriage and family are in melt-down, and a red-hot goddess wants her husband. But those are the least of her worries when she wakes up on her lounge room floor in the year 1961.

Without any of her modern conveniences — nanny, housekeeper, surgically attached mobile phone, designer wardrobe, and intravenous lattes — Juliette is just over fifty years out of her comfort zone. But as she takes on the role of a 1961 housewife, with gritted liberated teeth, she discovers an unexpected truth: slower doesn’t mean boring, at home doesn’t mean dull, and priorities don’t mean sacrifices.

As she finds unexpected friendships, a resuscitated love life, tragedy and triumph, Juliette begins to wonder if she really wants to return home after all.

My Thoughts:

This book opens with Juliette feeling like she's hungover and trying to get her surroundings but something if off, Linoleum floors, old vintage furniture and well dressed family then she looks and realizes she's wearing flats instead of expensive stilettos.  After talking with her family she finds out she is in 1961.

After the first chapter the readers are brought to present day where Juliette is a successful PR owner and is working hard but neglecting her family in the process.  Chris her husband is not happy with this woman who is his wife but misses more engagements with the family than humanly possible.  She is hardly ever at home except to sleep.

Juliette begins to wonder if Chris is going to leave her for wanting to be a successful business women.  Whether their relationship can be fixed at this rate the main character is being pulled in too many directions.

Juliette spends 1 year in 1961 where she learns about herself and her family and all the ups and downs she has been missing.  At the end of 1961 a mother of a new baby Juliette is brought back to the present.  Where she has five things she wants to accomplish to get her life back on track.

One ditching her company to her competitor convincing her to buy Juliette's company.  Two reconnecting with her husband and kids and making right with the new Juliette, Three connecting with her mother in law and giving her the love and attention she neglected.  Four reminding Anya that her husband is not for sale, and to back off, which works out as it is done at school where other mothers are around and Juliette warns them to protect their husbands from the lying Anya, and Five visiting her mother's grave and realizing that her mother was sick and that it didn't mean she didn't love her.

What an incredible journey Juliette goes on to getting back on track and learning that sometimes family is more important than working yourself into a grave to escape a traumatic event in life.

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