Hindsight Eugenia Panisporchi has hindsight—the supernatural ability to see backward in time and understand how present-day happenings and people echo those of the past. In her present life, she’s a 33-year-old Italian-American from South Philly who teaches Chaucer at Temple University; long in the past, she lived in a small town in the Bavarian Alps that was shattered by a series of terrible events. In
Hindsight is the story of a woman who has many journey's throughout her lifetime in the most unusual way! Eugenia was born this time around in a typical South Philadelphia Italian family who is expected to marry in birth order and still live at home. While Eugenia lives a simple life, it takes someone who recognizes who Eugenia was in a past life for her to seek out others like her who live their lives in Hindsight. Eugenia realizes during her journey that she must confront her short-comings before finally able to live the life she was made to live!! I so want to love this story but with all the characters involved, it got pretty confusing on who everyone was involved. The whole concept of this book was pretty amazing if you think about it, having multiple lives in different time eras, you just don;t see a book like this ever but it needs a character list or something to help you keep track of everything while reading it. While reading this book, it made me think if the Author can write something like this, what is next for this amazing up and coming Author! Thank You to Mindy Tarquini for writing a book that was a little hard to get into but I so can't wait to see what is next from you! I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book from BookSparks : FRC 2016!
Wow! This novel truly was a page turner. The complexity of each character mixed with an emotionally driven plot line had my nose glued to each page. The wonderfully crafted dialogue was witty and clever, and further developed each character and their relationship to the grand story. Believable, personable, engaging and insightful, I would recommend this novel to anyone looking for their next best read.
This book was funny, quirky, reference-filled and thrilling, and none of those descriptors came at another’s expense. The idea of reincarnation being visible in the opposite direction has always been a fascinating idea to me, and to not only know I'm not the only one who thinks so, but to have it fleshed out in a novel was a joy. The characters are charming, each in their own way (even Carlotta!). If you’re interested in Chaucer, enjoy Italian delicacies, or just want a real page-turner of a book, Mindy Tarquini’s Hindsight is definitely my recommendation.