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The Time Between Us by Marina McCarron

Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Aria Fiction
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

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?


My Thoughts

Reading about war time is never easy, the emotions seem more raw and the pain more heartbreaking. It’s not only for all the people that lost their lives during the war but all the broken families that also left; a pain that will never be repaired.
This is a bittersweet story, told between two different timelines; the past Normandy 1937; the life of a young woman, Elise, who seems to meet a very charming man but then war starts… And Boston 2009, where Lucy wants to discover her grandfather’s past after he passed away.
As you can imagine, these two stories will progress parallel during the book; you’ll discover Elise’s story while you’ll meet Lucy’s present and her eagerness to know more about her past. 
I’ll have to say that I am a little biased about this story; I loved all the story and how well written it is, but in the end I felt like there was something missing. You discovered all their secrets, yes, but what’s waiting on Lucy’s future? What really happened to Elise’s family? Some questions are not really answered, making me wonder if there’s a chance that we have another book with the other side of the story, the one with Elise’s brother, her troubles and why he disappeared from Elise’s life…
I really enjoyed this read, but I was so invested in the story that it felt short and with so many questions left unanswered that I would love to know more about all of the characters!
If you are looking for an absorbing read, believe me, “The Time Between Us” is what you need. Ready?


About The Author

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. 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…?