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The Time Between Us
11 Nov 2021 * EBOOK * £2.99 * 9781801104418

A dual timeline Second World War romance novel that crosses decades and oceans. As Lucy traces the steps of her GI grandfather through the French countryside, a powerful story of love, loss and destiny emerges – but can the truth about her family's past unlock her future?

Fiction / FRH (Romance)
Extent: 432 pages
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The Shimmer on the Water
Also by Marina McCarron
The Time Between Us: an emotional, gripping historical page turnerby Marina McCarron

'Haunting and enchanting by turns. This book will stay with me for a long time. Utterly magnificent' Jenni Keer

Can the truth about her family's past unlock her future?

Normandy, 1937. Sixteen-year-old Elise embarks on a whirlwind romance with a young American man, which transports her from the drudgery of her everyday life caring for her mother. But neither she nor William is prepared for the war that will threaten to tear them apart...

Boston, 2009. Lucy has been left reeling by the death of her beloved grandfather. They had always planned to visit France together after her college graduation; now, still aching from his loss, Lucy decides to take the trip alone. As Lucy traces the steps of her grandfather through the French countryside where he once served as a GI, a powerful story of love, loss and destiny emerges – but can the truth about her family's past unlock her future? Or are some scars too deep to heal?

Readers love The Time Between Us:

'Poignant, haunting story took my breath away. A simply stunning debut' Clare Marchant

'Emotional story of love and loss, beautifully woven' Liz Fenwick

'Left me breathless. My emotions were crushed and revived and tangled... I cried and felt heartbreak for the characters. Time stood still and supper cooled while I finished living it... Unmissable... I cannot stop thinking about it' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Emotional rollercoaster of love and loss... An excellent read which kept my interest right through to the last page' Jo Lambert

'Fabulous, emotional... This is a beautifully written story of war, love and loss... Pulled me in from the first page and I loved the story of Elise' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Emotional and heart-breaking... If you like WWII books then you will love this one' NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Fantastic... Hooked me and kept me invested... McCarron was able to capture the sights, smells, sounds, touch and tastes to the extent that I felt I was in the soldier's boots. It was phenomenal!... I was emotionally wrung out by the end of the book... This is the best book out there... Spectacular... Magnificently written, five-star historical fiction must be on your radar' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Very beautiful read. I highly recommend this one. I really like the writer's style and look forward to her future books' @IslaRoseReads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Heart-breaking dual timeline story of love, loss and the reality of life' NetGalley Reviewer

'Historical fiction is one of my favourite genres and this one did not disappoint... I recommend this book if you like to read historical fiction' NetGalley Reviewer

'Poignant and emotionally complex. Loved it' NetGalley Reviewer

Marina McCarron was born in eastern Canada and studied in Ottawa and Vancouver before moving to England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Publishing degree. She has worked as a reporter, a freelance writer, a columnist and a manuscript evaluator. She loves reading and traveling and has been to six of the seven continents. She gets her ideas for stories from strolling through new places and daydreaming. Her debut novel, The Time Between Us, came to her as she stood at Pointe du Hoc on a windy June day and asked the magical question, what if...?

Debut novel in an incredibly successful area of the market by a Canadian author.

Timeslip novel, with a modern woman trying to uncover the history of her grandparents who were brought together by a dying soldier's promise.

MARKET: Adrienne Chinn; Gill Paul; Dinah Jeffries.


'The French setting, in rural Normandy, is particularly evocative... This is a strange, poignant story with happiness and grief in equal measure' Historical Novel Society

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