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

“Engaging, romantic, vivid and captivating. Who knew a story about a seamstress in Spain could be so intriguing and captivating? If you love thick, juicy female-led novels that sweep you away from all sense of time and responsibility, you need to read The Time In Between by María Dueñas.”

Kathy Cano-Murillo
Author of Waking Up in the Land of Glitter and Miss Scarlet's School of Patternless Sewing.

The Time in Between is a magnificent novel that flawlessly brings together history and intrigue. Sira Quiroga – the seamtress – won’t be easily forgotten.”

Juan Gómez-Jurado
Author of The Moses Expedition.

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.