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Between Yesterday and Tomorrow is a hauntingly beautiful story about the journey through life’s challenges one young woman makes. Marlien experiences horrendous trials in dealing with the circumstances of her birth, her relationship with her fiancé and his disappearance, and her heritage. Her mother abandoned her shortly after birth, her fiancé disappeared and the grandmother who wanted nothing to do with her, leaves her the family estate. As she struggles with the challenge of finding out what...more
The really great thing about this book is the spot-on portrayal of the South of France, the villages, the people,the obsession with the right baguette, the racism against gypsies and fear of anyone from outside the village... There are a few idiosyncracies; for example August temperatures in June, but fields of poppies still blooming (this generally happens in April unless it's been excessively cold), but finding these almost add to the charm of the book. It really makes you feel as if you're in...more
I'm not a big fan of romance novels - I'm more of a crime & mystery girl when it comes to cozy contemporary reads - but lucky for me Charmaine Pauls' book had a few bites of mystery to it to keep me turning the pages. I love that this book is about a South African but is set in France. Funny enough my minds eye took to the French scenes far more easily than it did to the few chapters set in South Africa. I thought that was kind of funny. Like I should "get" the South Africa part, but the Fre...more
Marlien leaves South Africa for France when she inherits her grandmothers house. Marlien has never had any relationship with her family and wants to find out why. Thru twists and turns you discover Marlien has no idea what happened to her fiancee from over 8 years ago and is reluctant to move on. Jean falls in love with Marlien and has other plans. Excellent story that leads you thru new love and heartbreaking goodbyes. Have tissues nearby. WaAR
South African born Charmaine Pauls, author of the romance novels, Between Yesterday & Tomorrow, and Between Fire & Ice, followed a career path in public relations, journalism, advertising and brand marketing. The author resides in Chile with her husband and children.More about Charmaine Pauls...