The Time In Between is a word-of-mouth phenomenon that catapulted María Dueñas, a debut author, to the top of Spain's bestseller lists and has been sold in twenty-five countries.

This breathtaking novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with the irresistible romance of Casablanca, moves at an unstoppable pace. After her lover lures her away from her home in Spain, Sira Quiroga is suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Morocco. Against all odds, she forges a new identity and returns to Spain where she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers stationed in Madrid. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy filled with intrigue, betrayal, and espionage.

The Time in Between is one of those rare, richly textured novels that, down to the last page, keeps you hoping it won't end.

Reviews

The Time in Between has a special mystery to it. It very much reminded me of Casablanca.”

Daniel Arago
Scout, Carmen Pinilla Literary Agency.

“Maria Dueñas is a true storyteller. She weaves a spell, conjuring the heat and the glamour, the hardship and the thrill of Morocco and Spain in the late 1930s. The world of Casablanca comes to life as war breaks and Sira Quiroga, a beautiful and betrayed seamstress, is forced to discover her own strength. At a time when everyone must do what they can to survive, some will go beyond. Resistance will be formed and history will be written. Read this book and prepare to be transported.”

Kate Morton
New York Times bestselling author of The Distant Hours

The Time in Between is an epic novel with an unlikely Spanish heroine, Sira Quiroga, that takes us through one of the most turbulent times in Europe: the onset of World War II. Sira travels on a journey through romance, love, loss, and intrigue, all while discovering traits that she never dreamed she had. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, and once I reached the end, I couldn't wait to start it all over again!”

Daisy Martinez
Author of Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night and Daisy's Holiday Cooking.