This inspiring international bestseller tells 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
Between youth and
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.
bestseller, 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. Download and start listening now!