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 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.

“It's exciting to find a deftly paced first novel with an engaging heroine, satisfying historical detail, and emotional balance. Love it!”

Esmeralda Santiago
New York Times bestselling author of Conquistadora and When I was Puerto Rican

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.