Friday, February 10, 2012

The Time In Between - Book Review

Book: The Time In Between

Author: Maria Duenas

Summary: 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.

Review: The Time In Between takes the reader into the world of Sira Quiroga,  a young seamstress who started off sweeping floors; who travels to many different places to live as her world changes from poverty to lavish parties and a stable fiance and his government job to a secret lover and more intrigue than some readers might be able to handle. The new places in Spain, and in Africa that were mentioned in the book were very interesting, and the new job that Sira finds herself with is a surprise, however the last 200 pages or so was a bit of a shock and I could've used a bit longer to get used to how the book ended, and it could've left less much to the imagination and explained a bit more about what happened to other characters such as Rosalinda. On the whole i enjoyed it, I could've just used more explanation about some of the characters, and more plot development at the very end. 

Rating - <3 <3 <3 <3

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