Title: The Time In Between
Original Title: El Tiempo Entre Costuras
Author: Maria Dueñas
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date (Spanish):
August 10, 2010
November 8th 2011
Pre-order the Book: Amazon
I just have one word to describe this book. Amazing.
At first sight The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas can be a normal novel that talks about a young seamstress and her misadventures, her romantic relationships, and how her life changes dramatically after she is left abandoned and penniless in Morocco, and how she needs to work really hard and try to move forward. But this book is more than that.
This is a story that at the first time seemed simple but as I read it the plot became more and more complex; spies, espionage, politics, war, romance and glamour, everything mixed… all together. This is a novel that can transport the reader to a completely different world.
Spain and Morocco, 1930.
I really enjoyed this book. The descriptions, the characters, the plot and the history you can find in those pages… Everything was perfect! So vivid and credible. It was difficult for me to stop reading and I couldn't put it down until I finished, even though sometimes the descriptions were too much for me, and that I didn't enjoy too much some topics about Spain's politics and their situation in that moment… but I think they were necessary to make clear the story and to make the reader understand what was going on.
I also loved the ending. Although it's not so clear as I would have liked, (I wanted to know more about Sira and Marcus!) I enjoyed the way the author managed it and write it.
So, what can I say? This is a marvelous book, and I'm one hundred percent sure historical fiction books lovers are going to enjoy it a lot, specially if they like espionage books. But if you're a reader who prefer less detailed stories, or you don't like too much political themes, or too long books (609 pages)... maybe you should skip this one.
|I really like it!|