Book Review – Hindsight by Sarah Belle

Hindsight by Sarah Belle

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Blurb from GoodReads:

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.

I did not finish this book, hence the use of the Goodreads blurb.

I didn’t even get up to Juliette’s 1961 life, other than the prologue where she discovers she’s in 1961.

I read several chapters which described Juliette’s life in current times, and was completely bored with the main character, and had zero interest in reading about her mundane (in the sense of non Fantasy) life.

Whilst Belle writes well, and uses some very humorous Australian expressions and analogies, it wasn’t enough to carry the story for me.

Mark this one down to just not the kind of book I like to read.


Disclaimer: Whilst I read this as a judge for the 2013 Aurealis Awards, this review is my personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging co-ordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.

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