The Time In Between

The Time In Between by Maria Duenas is an international bestseller that spans the Spanish Civil War to World War II. This beautifully spun novel tells the story of a seamstress who rises to become the most sought-after couturiere and an undercover spy who passes information about the Nazi regime to the British Secret Service through a secret code stitched into the hems of her dresses. The Shadow of the Wind meets Casablanca in this sweeping and artfully crafted debuted.

Check out the fantastic advance praise the book has already received:

“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

“A wonderful novel, in the good old tradition, with intrigue, love, mystery and tender, audacious and well-drawn characters.” –Mario Vargas Llosa, Nobel Prize Laureate

“Evocative, tender and lush; a wonderful experience of times and lives in turmoil.” –Diana Gabaldon, New York Times Bestselling author of Outlander

“A tale that is destined to become a literary classic.” – Javier Sierra, New York Times bestselling author

The Time In Between is a magnificent novel that flawlessly brings together history and intrigue. Sira Quiroga-the seamstress-won’t be easily forgotten.” — Juan Gomez-Jurado, author of The Moses Expedition

“Engaging, romantic, vivid 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.” –Kathy Cano-Murille, author of Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing

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 takes you on a journey through romance, love, loss, and intrigue, all while discovering traits in her 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, host of the Food Network’s Viva Daisy! 

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The Time In Between is in stores November 8th.