From the Back Cover
Rear View Mirror is an autobiography that reads like a high-quality chick lit work of fiction. It is the amazing story of a woman's journey to find family wherever life takes her.
After the tragic loss of her mother and the later loss of her true love she ends up in a painful marriage that results in the real love of her life, her son.
Written in the first-person, you often find yourself feeling exactly how Cindy feels in those pivotal moments of her life. I found myself laughing, crying, and feeling just like I had found a friend in the book.
We are all often haunted by those "what-ifs" that might have been, and the authors pursuit to settle it once and for all is simply magical.
Anyone who has ever pondered on that moment that might have changed their life should read this book. You will be glad you did.
Rear View Mirror will touch the soul of anyone who has ever loved and lost. This remarkable book deals with the complex issues of family ties and losing people that we care about.
It will make you laugh, cry, and it will remind you to cherish those in your life who mean the world to you.
It's a gal's kind of read on the beach book. It's phenomenal!
Rear View Mirror is an inspirational memoir that teaches the reader about the strength of one's spirit.
As I read this poignant tale I found myself in awe of the author's ability to face adversity with such resolution and humor.
This is a truly moving account of one person's struggle to persevere through loss and heartbreak and find confidence and peace within.
Following the roller coaster ride of the author's life, you'll find yourself laughing and crying-sometime simultaneously.
You'll become the author's biggest cheerleader and you'll look within yourself with the hope that you can find that same inner strength and peace that has carried her so far in life.
About the Author
When I was approached recently by author Cindy Callinsky to read her autobiography Rear View Mirror, I had no idea the effects it would have on me personally. Through lives lived, loves lost, and challenges mastered, author Cindy Callinsky tackles the hardest treasure of human life, struggle, and wins.
Rear View Mirror is Callinsky's first novel and you can certainly tell. The untainted nature of the novel grabs you from the first sentences and carries you graciously through the roller coaster ride of the author's life. Some may find the clear grammatical deficiencies a hindrance, but, I found them extremely endearing. Told in the first person with real words in what I call "human speak", the author allows the reader to embrace the characters as friends not simply as written names on a page. Though this tactic may not have been deliberate, it certainly adds to the novels appeal. Along with grammatical genius comes fluid movement. I felt certain upon beginning this novel to find transitional breaks and uncomfortable chapter bridging. Contrary to my certainty, Callinsky rendered the chronological events of the story with the talent of a seasoned author. The read is smooth and unfaltering. Every idea cleanly leads into the next line, paragraph, page and chapter. Superb!
Though autobiographical novels abound in the marketplace, I have never been a great fan. After reading Rear View Mirror, I am truly thankful Callinsky chose me. Rear View Mirror captured my attention early on with great simplicity and coerced me to continue reading for hours. When challenges were overcome, I cheered. When tears were shed, I cried. When love was lost, I grabbed the tissue box and settled in for a good ball! Callinsky's words wrapped my heart with silken fingers and pulled me right along her road to emotional freedom. With ease and grace, Rear View Mirror will undoubtedly affect every reader in just this way. Whether you can relate to the times, struggles or choices, this novel offers a resemblance to "every woman's" life.
Cindy Callinsky may be a novice author, but you would never guess by the talent represented within the innocence of Rear View Mirror. She flawlessly captures the reader from the first pages and carefully leads them through her struggle, hand in hand. It is with great honesty I convey five out of five stars for Rear View Mirror. It is with great pleasure I call the author a friend.