Sunday, 4 August 2013

{Review} Hindsight by Sarah Belle

Author: Sarah Belle
ebook, 188 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for honest review
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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.

RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

Juliette is a PR guru who was so completely focused on her job that she neglected her family. She even broke her promise to her young son and missed his stage performance and that was the last straw for her husband, Chris, whom she was sure she was going to lose to Anya, the woman who was after her husband. Torn by everything that happened, Juliette took to drinks and ended up in a minor accident at her own home and she awoke in 1961, in the same place with the same husband and kids but under a lot of different circumstances. 

The time-travelling element is what attracted me to look up on this book. Imagine Juliette's surprise and horror at waking up to a different time, in the year 1961 where many advanced technologies are not available. I enjoyed following Juliette's journey and experience how her character developed from the start to the end of the book as she recognized and reformed her priorities. Of course there are lots of drama in the book--like a love rival Anya who wants to snatch Chris away to keep the plot interesting. The idea of going back in time but with the same family is pretty unique and there are little surprises here and there in the past. When Juliette returned to the present, everything changes. She understood why she was what she were and worked on improving herself as a mother and wife. Somehow, I felt that her travel to the past is deeply connected to the present which worked out well. 

Hindsight is a sweet and fascinating contemporary romance read which you shouldn't miss if you are in for some 'time-travelling' romance.

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