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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 m
ebook, 188 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
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Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
My main motivation for wanting to read this book was the absolutely breathtaking cover. Yes, I’m shallow like that. Many times I’ve been persuaded to read a book solely based on the beauty of its cover. The synopsis also had me curious, and now that I’ve finished it, I can tell you that the title suits the story perfectly and appropriately. I couldn’t have given it a better title had I been offered a million dollars.

Juliette is a character I loved and loathed all at the same time. She had her s
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, I wanted to read Hindsight completely because of the cover. I took one look at that gorgeous cover, and was sucked in immediately. I knew I had to read it, even though I knew nothing about the plot. I'm glad that the cover did draw me in. Even though I didn't even read the synopsis of the book, I ended up loving it.

If I would have read the synopsis of Hindsight first, I probably wouldn't have even wanted to read the book. It's definitely not my usual type of read. Chick-lit is o
Georgina Penney
This book has become one of my comfort books over the past couple of months. Which is a little odd because I haven't been a fan of time-travel romance in recent years.

Whether or not I'm gonna dig time travel now, I'm definitely a huge fan of this book. There's something so real and so sweet about Sarah Belle's writing style that sucked me in the minute I looked at the first page.

Maybe its the fact that I moved to Saudi Arabia and experienced a very real "time travel" back to to the 50s/60s, li
Bree T
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Juliette is a very successful PR agent, running her own business. She recently received a very lucrative contract from Big Al, a sports agent who handles over 50 football stars and now it’s Juliette’s job to promote them and clean up their messes and sweep them under the carpet. Receiving this new contract has come at a cost though – Juliette’s husband Chris is fed up with her working all the hours in the day and she’s let her children down time and time again by missing birthdays and events. Wh ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
Jun 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Shani Struthers
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I knew it involved time-travelling from the premise and I must admit, I did wonder whether I was going to like that aspect. Dr Who is about the only time-traveller I'll tolerate but, nonetheless, Hindsight intrigued me so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, I'm so glad I did. Not only is this book hilarious in places - and I mean laugh out loud on occasions, it also made me cry - I won't tell you when and why, you'll have to read it to find out. And it didn't just make me well up ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
I found the beginning of this book quite annoying, with everyone telling Juliette how bad a mother and wife she really was and how she put work first, which was true, but very repetitive. Once she went back in time to the 60's however, I really started to enjoy the story and had some laugh out loud moments and some sad moments and really got involved with the characters. I am glad I persevered through the beginning as this was a really good story. Be careful what you wish for, and work out what ...more
Cathleen Ross
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A delightful story about a working mother who cannot fulfill the needs of her clients or her family. It takes the threat of the 'other' woman to help her work out her priorities. The fun twist is that she also goes back in time to when a woman knew her place and that has its own challenges. A great read that working women will be sure to enjoy.
Jul 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
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It has been ages since I’ve read any chick lit, but I’m reminded after reading Hindsight how much I enjoy it every once in a while. It seems I’m always reading British chick lit, and the lingo was much the same in Hindsight with it being set in Australia and from an Australian publisher, which was comfortable to me. I enjoyed the book quite a bit, though it had a slow start for me.

Juliette was a career woman completely focused on her job and her image and prancing around in heels that she can ba
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Juliette is married to a wonderful husband and has two lovely children. She lives a good life with a successful career, a nice home, a nanny, a housekeeper, a keen fashion sense and fake boobs. What else could a woman ask for? The problem is that she is a workaholic and tends to put her family in second place to her work. When there are important family events, she is usually late if she even decides to show up at all. Her husband supports her career but is fed up with her absence so he tells he ...more
Tara Chevrestt
May 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story surprised me. It skillfully address so many issues in a woman's made me laugh and cry and nod and just experience every emotion a woman can feel.

I didn't like it at first--well, I didn't like the heroine. I'm all for women being in positions of power and wholeheartedly agree we shouldn't have to give our lives up just because we have the vaginas...but if you're not going to pay any attention at all to your children--don't have them. This lady has two kids, never sees them, a
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2013
Juliette has without meaning to put her family on the back burner for her job. She skips family functions and dinners to work. Her husband and kids are tired of it and when faced with the choice work less or get out she may just make the wrong decision. She better hurry if she wants to keep her husband cause a woman is waiting in the shadows to snag him.She turns to the bottle one night and when she wakes up she is in 1961. She has to learn to adjust to doing all the work herself, taking care of ...more
Tricia  Santos
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
7/1/13: ARC received for honest review and blog tour. Review to come soon over at Falling In Fall!

7/27/13: See full review here

I rated Hindsight 3.5 leaves! I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never read a book quite like this one before. It was a refreshing change of pace. It was a quick, light read. The story is simple, Juliette works too much. Like wayyyy too much. To the point that her husband and two kids never see her and start to hate her for how muc
Falling In Fall Book Blog
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-read-shelf
An ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. To view the full review, visit:

I rated Hindsight 3.5 leaves! I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never read a book quite like this one before. It was a refreshing change of pace. It was a quick, light read. The story is simple, Juliette works too much. Like wayyyy too much. To the point that her husband and two kids never see her and start to hate her for how much she is missing out on their lives.
Paula  Phillips
Jun 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I saw this book available on Netgalley, I knew I just had to read it as I was captivated from the cover image and when I opened it I was sure on a ride for a great and enjoyable and at sad times novel. Hindsight is first set in the modern world where Juliette is a busy working mum with two boys Ethan and Cal and her husband Chris does most of the parenting. When after a party and a coffee date, Juliette overhears one of the single mothers Anja talking about hooking up with her husband Chri ...more
Bookish Michelle
Jun 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Oct 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
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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 libera
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: bookclubs, summer reading lists
I received this copy as an Arc thanks to Escape Publishing.

Hindsight is a story about Juliette Wilde PR extreme. She is constantly working on her work, and forgetting about her family. Chris, her husband, wants her to stay at home more. There is also Anya who is her public enemy number one because she is after her husband. Things get messy for Juliette that it takes her back to 1961 where she learns that slowing down and not having superficial things is okay.

Most of the time I find myself havi
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely loved this book! Lately, I have been kinda drawn to the whole time travel theme. After reading Fast Forward, I came across this book and I knew I had to read it. I loved Jules.. well I didn't feel that way in the beginning but she really did redeem herself and that made her even more likable. Chris was a darling however the focus of the book was on Jules and I didn't mind it at all. Will, Ethan, Cal, Lily, Dash, Gran, Sylvia...and rest of all the secondary characters were so charming ...more
Lisa Ireland
Feb 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I loved this book. It was laugh-out-loud funny in parts, but heartbreakingly sad in others. I cried real tears at times.

I'm a sucker for a book set in the fifties or sixties and Sarah Belle captured the mood of the 1961 beautifully.

I'm not a lover of fantasy or books with magical elements so this is not a book I would normally pick up (due to the time travel aspect) however I read a sample chapter somewhere (amazon or the Escape website - I can't remember) and I was instantly hooked.

Can't wait
Juliet Madison
Such a fabulous book! I loved everything about it - the humor, the heart, the life lessons, & the happy ending. There were a few plot twists I didn't expect, & I teared up more than once. I also laughed out loud at many scenes. It was an easy to read, entertaining story that transported me to a different time, yet I could relate to many of the situations the character found herself in & I loved the secondary characters. I cannot wait to read more of Sarah's work! ...more
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!
This was the first book i was supposed to read with my sister...a sort of book club thing where we read up to certain chapters and then call each other up and talk about it. i got as far as the first "meet up" but subsequent chapters had me hooked! i literally ciukd bot put it down. it was such a beautifully told story of self discovery, what matters most, and love. the ending was simply beautiful! defintely my best read of the year 2015 and best feel good book EVER!
Ipshita Ranjana
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Hindsight is a chick lit with a theme of going back in time and rediscovering yourself and maybe this has been used before but what made this story special were its lovable characters and the strong narration. Read More
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Katharine is a judge for the Aurealis Awards. This review is the personal opinion of Katharine herself, and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of any judging panel, the judging coordinator or the Aurealis Awards management team.
Kendall Talbot
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this clever little book. The story is interwoven between modern day and 1960's Melbourne. I laughed aloud several times and even had a tear or two. I've recommended this book to many. Belle has a wonderful writers voice and I look forward to reading her future books.
Jan 10, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a pretty good story. I absolutely hated the present day version of Juliette and felt sorry for her family. I enjoyed the "time travel" story and learning all of the family history. Everything wrapped up a little too cute for me at the end to the point of being cheesy.
Sonya Heaney
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Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really sweet story... *sniff sniff*
Leslie G.
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this novel. Highly original time travel. I will reread this someday.
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Sarah Belle is a busy mother of four boys and teacher who also enjoys writing Romantic Comedy in her spare time.

Her debut novel, 'HINDSIGHT' was released by Escape Publishing on July 1st, 2013 and her second novel, 'MISS SPELLED' on Sept 1st, 2014. Sarah has sinced self-published these books, with another on the way. She has also contributed to three short-story anthologies, Summer Daze, Winter H

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