Book Giveaway & Review: The Time In Between by Maria Duenas
Posted on Nov 17 2011 at 10:31:05 AM in Books
I kept seeing a beautiful book cover in publishing industry newsletters and loved its mysterious look. When I read more about the author and the novel, I wanted this book! So when Simon & Schuster’s imprint, Atria Books, held a sweepstakes for a copy of The Time In Between by Maria Duenas, I jumped on it and won! Yay! I literally jumped up and down when it was delivered. The mailman and UPS guy are used to it by now.
The novel is every bit as mysterious and wonderful as the book cover artwork. The Time In Between is already an international bestseller but it is just being released in the U.S. for the first time. If you like historical novels and/or stories about strong women and/or stories about relationships then you are going to love this one! And you might even win it!
Sira was born in 1911. Ever since she can remember, her mother has been an expert dressmaker for Dona Manuela Godina’s atelier in Madrid and her father has only been some mysterious man who already had a family. As a little girl, Sira loved to visit her mother at the shop and always knew she would join her there. In 1923, when she was 12, she begins to apprentice; first by sweeping up and delivering finished clothes to clients and slowly working her way up to more important work. Over time she became almost as accomplished as her mother.