- The cover. It’s gorgeous!
Summary from GoodReads:
This sweeping novel, which combines the storytelling power of The Shadow of the Wind with the irresistible romance of Casablanca, moves at an unstoppable pace. Suddenly left abandoned and penniless in Algiers by her lover, Sira Quiroga forges a new identity. Against all odds she becomes the most sought-after couture designer for the socialite wives of German Nazi officers. But she is soon embroiled in a dangerous political conspiracy as she passes information to the British Secret Service through a code stitched into the hems of her dresses.
What is it about novels from Spain? Even translated into English, there is something about the flowing descriptions, the intricately complex characters, and the rich descriptions that just hit me right in the gut with how amazing they are.
The Time in Between is the story of a young, headstrong woman who, despite enormous odds, overcomes them and makes a life for herself. Filled with major historical descriptions of events, including the Spanish Civil War and the opening of WWII, this story still manages to keep a personal, human element while providing the reader with intriguing spy movements and facts about the time.
I will admit to harboring a moment of doubt at the beginning of the book, however. I thought I knew where this story was going to lead – but it didn’t and instead I found myself thoroughly wrapped up in a story that was filled with surprises.
It’s easy to see why this book is a best seller and I’m very glad that the cover attracted me so strongly. The insides were even more beautiful.
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