The thrilling, internationally bestselling novel about a haute couture seamstress who becomes an undercover spy for the British Secret Service during World War II, "The Time in Between" has taken readers by storm with its unforgettable tale of adventure, tragedy, love, and war. Readers will fall in love with Duenas' inspiring heroine, Sira Quiroga.The thrilling, internationally bestselling novel about a haute couture seamstress who becomes an undercover spy for the British Secret Service during World War II, "The Time in Between" has taken readers by storm with its unforgettable tale of adventure, tragedy, love, and war. Readers will fall in love with Duenas' inspiring heroine, Sira Quiroga.Read Less
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Set in Spain and Morocco during WWII, the author has captured the history and politics of the time, and woven it into a very interesting story. Growing up as an assistant in a sewing shop hardly prepared her for the adventures life would dish out! Due to a poor choice in men, she found she must parlay the simple skill of basting into a career as a top fashion designer and seamstress. The only people with money at this time were the Nazis, and she found herself in the position of spying for the allies. Her method of transferring her data was ingenious.
An absolutely intriguing book, it combines politics, history, tied up in an unexpected love story.
Nov 30, 2012
This book was interesting from page one, and it held you until the end, which was great! I will keep my eyes open for her next book.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-09-26 Duenas's wonderful debut (a runaway bestseller in her native Spain) opens during the mid-1930s as Spain is on the brink of civil war and young Sira Quiroga is preparing a simple wedding in Madrid, where she lives. Sira's plans are thrown off track when she meets Ramiro Arribas, the cunning older manager of a typewriter shop who convinces her to embark on an exotic life in Morocco. The future that he envisions for her differs from what he imagines for himself, however, and he abandons Sira after pilfering her inheritance and leaving her saddled with debt. Newly adrift, Sira travels to northern Morocco, where she is reluctantly taken in by Candeleria, a disreputable woman known for housing dispossessed souls. In Candeleria's care, Sira returns to her roots as a dressmaker's apprentice. Realizing her talent with a needle and thread, Candeleria takes advantage, quietly financing Sira's efforts and taking half the profits. As WWII looms, an influential client implores Sira to make a dangerous return to Madrid and set up shop there, adding another level of difficulty and peril to her journey. This thrilling debut is marked by immaculate prose and a driving narrative, establishing Duenas as a writer to watch. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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