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The Time in Between - María Dueñas
The Time in Between
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The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II Between Youth and Adulthood . . . At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps... show more
The inspiring international bestseller of a seemingly ordinary woman who uses her talent and courage to transform herself first into a prestigious couturier and then into an undercover agent for the Allies during World War II Between Youth and Adulthood . . . At age twelve, Sira Quiroga sweeps the atelier floors where her single mother works as a seamstress. At fourteen, she quietly begins her own apprenticeship. By her early twenties she has learned the ropes of the business and is engaged to a modest government clerk. But everything changes when two charismatic men burst unexpectedly into her neatly mapped-out life: an attractive salesman and the father she never knew. Between War and Peace . . . With the Spanish Civil War brewing in Madrid, Sira leaves her mother and her fiancé, impetuously following her handsome lover to Morocco. However, she soon finds herself abandoned, penniless, and heartbroken in an exotic land. Among the odd collection of European expatriates trapped there by the worsening political situation back on the Continent, Sira reinvents herself by turning to the one skill that can save her: her gift for creating beautiful clothes. Between Love and Duty . . . As England, Germany, and the other great powers launch into the dire conflict of World War II, Sira is persuaded to return to Madrid, where she takes on a new identity to embark upon the most dangerous undertaking of her career. As the preeminent couturier for an eager clientele of Nazi officers’ wives, Sira becomes embroiled in the half-lit world of espionage and political conspiracy rife with love, intrigue, and betrayal. Already a runaway bestseller across Europe, The Time In Between is one of those rare, richly textured novels that enthrall down to the last page. María Dueñas reminds us how it feels to be swept away by a masterful storyteller.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451616880 (1451616880)
ASIN: 1451616880
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 615
Edition language: English
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Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 El Tiempo entre Costuras/The Time In Between by María Dueñas
This is a fun, lively work of historical fiction, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It follows the adventures of Sira Quiroga, who in the 1930s is a young, immature Spanish seamstress from a working-class background. She makes some poor life decisions which leave her alone in Morocco, indebted and unable ...
La vita è un libro
La vita è un libro rated it
3.0 La notte ha cambiato rumore
La trama mi è sembrata subito interessante e le prime pagine promettevano molto bene, ma le troppe descrizioni e le tante divagazioni tra un evento degno di nota e l'altro hanno reso il tutto eccessivamente prolisso. Di 650 pagine, almeno un centinaio o più potevano tranquillamente essere omesse,il ...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
2.0 The Time in Between by María Dueñas
Overly wordy and too drawn out to keep my interest.
Now patriciar
Now patriciar rated it
0.0 The Time In Between: A Novel
Is there an Adult Version of this book? XD
mtw1tter
mtw1tter rated it
3.0 Seamstress
A fairly linear narrative which really read like a romantic suspense novel. Don't like Mario Vargas Llosa's name and quote on the cover put you off.
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