The Sands of Time (Butir-Butir Waktu)
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The Sands of Time (Butir-Butir Waktu)

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Kisah empat biarawati yang tiba-tiba terlempar ke luar lingkungan biara mereka yang aman. Mereka terseret dalam perjuangan keras antara gerakan separatis Basque di bawah pimpinan Jaime Miro yang idealis dan penuh kharisma, dan Angkatan Darat Spanyol di bawah komando Kolonel Ramon Acoca yang bertekad menumpas mereka semua.

Megan, si gadis yatim-piatu, bersedia mengorbankan...more
Soft Cover, 576 pages
Published 1997 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 1st 1372)
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Ieni Divina
It failed to disappoint. I love this book. The first time I read it I was just a sophomore student in high school and I just couldn't put it down. It really different from the usual stories that I was used to reading. I promised myself then that I will buy a copy of my own.

I started collecting books then with John Grisham's and Agatha Christie's works. It was so hard to find this book from second-hand bookstores. I couldn't afford to buy a new one since I was still a student and lived on a tight...more
Rolyn
When I finished reading this book, my first reaction was...

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I mean, after all the excruciating details for the bull run, the convent, what happened with Sister Teresa in the military camp and some other things that I cannot remember anymore (I did mention in my other reviews that I do not have a good memory), I found the ending somewhat lacking. Okay, to be perfectly honest, I found the ending totally lacking. After reading this book and after my "what the hell?" moment, I really wanted to hit so...more
Salymar
“The difference between a rebel and a patriot depends upon who is in power at the moment.” — Sidney Sheldon, Sands of Time

The Sands of Time is an action-packed novel published in 1988 by the Master of Unexpected, Sidney Sheldon.

The story is set 37 years after the Civil War in Spain or the Spanish Inquisition (which lasted from 1936-1939). Remember, that Civil War was one of the bloodiest civil wars in history. More than half people lost their homes and lives in the battles for power between the...more
Saurabh Sharma
Sands of Time by Sydney Sheldon keeps you hooked till the end despite obvious flaws and loopholes in the plot. Based in the backdrop of Spanish Civil war between the Basques and the Spanish government, 'Sands of Time' is a story of Jaime Miro, a legendary, fearless and most-wanted terrorist, fighting for the rights of the Basque people against the authorities. The Spanish Prime Minister is on a hunt for Miro, and has deployed Colonel Acoca to bring Miro to justice for his crimes against the stat...more
Eds
This is a story of four nuns who were able to escape the hostile military forces of Acoca who got into their convent. They were instructed by the Reverend Mother to take the convent's most precious possession with them and bring it to the next convent where it can be safely kept and where they can seek refuge as well. However, they fall into the hands of the rebel group led by Jaime Miro.

Jaime Miro was ultimately the handsomest rebel this story has ever created. He was so manly, undeniably char...more
Linn
It has been an engrossing and entertaining read throughout the time i had this book.The book can be described as a true novel with mixed feelings and emotions throughout and as the title aptly describes, a sequence of events(adventures would be better) and feelings and their change with time.Its worthy of the time you spent
A problem i had noticed was that each character had a flashback to him/her and it becomes difficult to match the characters with their flashblack as the story progresses and i...more
Sasha Dayo
Damn did I love this book or what. The four nuns were the best characters each with a different catchy story. Each finding love, each having the most not to expect ending. Each becoming a nun not by choice. The story of their lives, Lucia daughter of Mafia boss came to the nun to hide, Megan abandon in Italy as an American baby, Teresia, became a nun to run away from a heartbreaking home, Graciela, the beauty of them all who remained married to the church after all the drama. Then Jaime Miro, th...more
JoPaul
Sidney Sheldon spins a yarn that is both entertaining and addictive. It was a spellbinding moment reading the thick and rich plot. At first, I thought Sands of Times is gory and bloody, chaotic, historical and violent. However, it was the opposite. It was a 400 page full of reminisces of each of the major characters.

On the other hand, Sidney Sheldon's writing prowess is sometimes predictable, in a good sense that you want to prove you're right. And when you are, you felt great because you feel...more
Pranjal ginde
Nuns and rebels teaming up... who would have imagined huh?? Well luckily the master of novel writing did!!! Nothing i say can do justice to this book. Magen an orphan who has no option but joining the convent. Teressa, joins up to escape her tragic heart break and finds peace, at last. Graciella joins out of true desire to be with God. And my favorite, Lucia a murderer wanted across state lines, joins because she needs a hide out. And colonel Acoca happens..... They get dumped into the world and...more
Shahla Pirasteh
با حمله ماموران حکومتی به صومعه چهار راهبه برای نجات جانشان از صومعه فرار می کنند. لوسیا از خانواده ای قاچاقچی, ترزا بسیار زشت مانند شبه زدگان سردرگم شده است, گراسیا بسیار زیبا حدودا سی ساله و مگان یتیمی که که به صومعه پناه برده است همراه با یاغیان حکومتی به سر کردگی جیمی میرو می شوند تا به صومعه ای در منداویا برسند. هر چهار زن سرگذشت عجیبی داشته اند . در این سفر درسهای زیادی می آموزند و حقیقت را درباره خود می یابند. داستانی جالب پر از حادثه ,عشق و دسیسه . 1
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اگر نقشه موبه مو اجرا نشود هم...more
Dana
Another Sidney Sheldon book with strong heroines and huge plots. Once again, Sidney Sheldon shows his attitude of money-and-power-can-buy-anyone-or-anything. I was kinda surprised reading the blurb when I came to know that the heroines are nuns. The freedom fighting, terrorists and spies make the book all the more interesting and spicy. Well, there were few gross, filthy parts (every book of his has some!) that I hated. The prose was kinda bland too but somehow added glamour to the thriller. I l...more
Joey
Warning: Once you start you cannot stop, seriously. You have to make sure you're not in the middle of something (especially cooking, or in my case studying for exams). This is the very definition of page-turner brought to you by the master story teller himself.

This is one of the best of Sidney Sheldon (the other one is The Master of the Game)! I finished it in one sitting, believe me. And it was midterms week, of all things! I think I went to bed at 4am back then. I didn't regret it though, my e...more
Naveen Mina
One my favorite books. Another book I cried to and I fell in love with Jaime Miro.

In my opinion, one of Sidney Sheldon's best. It had suspense, humor, romance and history all rolled into one.
Guruprasadh Sekar
Nice book with a sluggish start. Once it picks up pace its yet another incredible one from the famous author
Eva Manayon
I've read a lot of books, most of the time, I forgot the author and sometimes, even the title itself. I only remember the story. But this is the book that I've never forgotten. I read this book when I was in my 6th grade, back then I cannot even understand some phrase and words, I had to kept asking my father about the meaning and had to carry a small English-Tagalog dictionary with me so I can understand it. But I never stopped reading because the story is holding me tight, it never wants me to...more
Mary
Oct 02, 2013 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Anyone who likes contemporary fiction
Recommended to Mary by: Library Book Sale
Spain - a land of eternal passion and unceasing bloodshed. Fleeing the vengeance of a pitiless tyrant, four nuns find themselves suddenly thrust into a hostile world which they had long ago abandoned for the safety of the convent. Unwittingly, they become pawns in a battle between the charismatic Jaime Miró, leader of the outlawed Basque nationalists, and the ruthless Colonel Ramón Acoca of the Spanish Army.

Lucia - the fiery Sicilian beauty who harbors a murderous secret; she wins the heart of R...more
Ginny
Fecondo confezionatore di bestsellers americani tipici degli anni Settanta/Ottanta – caratterizzati da trame tortuose altamente improbabili e inframmezzati da urticanti descrizioni esplicite di sesso – Sidney Sheldon ha prodotto romanzi di un certo interesse come “L’altra faccia di mezzanotte” che, pur nei limiti del genere commercial-popolare a cui è da ascrivere, presentava uno sviluppo abbastanza convincente delle vicende e una fascinosa caratterizzazione dei personaggi. Romanzi da scegliere...more
rudilin blanco
set in the turbulent times of spain when the basques are raging war on the spanish government, it's a must-read for all book lovers who loves plenty of drama, action and lots of romance (including steamy scenes of lucia's past)

i love this book!!! the best sheldon novel to date!

the different intertwined stories of the four nuns--megan, graciella, theresa and lucia are well written. each of the four women are by chance in the same convent.

megan the blue-eyed devil as the other orphans call her is...more
Trouble
Nov 01, 2007 Trouble rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: people who like romance novels
Recommended to me by a Japanese person studying English, she described Sheldon as an author who was popular in the 70s...which makes sense, since I couldn`t read in the 70s and I`ve never heard of the person before.

With no expectations, I gave the book a try - and it didn`t disappoint, though without expectations, this isn`t too much of a feat. It reads like a romance novel with slightly more substance.

The plot centers around a group of nuns during the Revolution in Spain - three are actually nu...more
Naqib
this is one of the stories which i've read through flips... i keep jumping from one chapter to another and i kind of predicted what would happen. and it pretty mush did.

i like the story for the captivating choice of words. the plot and everything. but i just realized that this type of story is just not my thing.

i would not want to just sticking with sci-fi.. and this one is an okay story. guess i should keep looking till i find a nice historical fiction.
ѕєяєηιтι
Beklediğimden farklı bir kitaptı.. hoşuma gitti..

İspanya ve özgürlüklerini haklarını arayan Bask asileri arasındaki çatışma terör var bu çatışmada iki taraf biri Albay Acoca diğeri Jaime Miró ve önderliğini yaptığı grup.

Albay Miroyu kafasına fena takıyor psikopata bağlamış durumda klisenin teröristlere yardım ettiğini düşünüyor ve bir manastra saldırıyor o saldıra da rahibeler tutuklanıyor falan bunlardan 4 tanesi kaçıyor görevleri başka bir manastra ellerinde altın haçla birlikte ulaşmak işte b...more
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I think its a great book, helps a bit with knowledge and ties fiction with reality. It has many stories tied together that makes the best part. But i do not know what went wrong to Sister Teresa. She had died for nothing, her life hadn't taught her anything but failure. There is God and he does watch over everyone, and asks for patience which was never a feature in Sister Teresa. She had no patience and she gets everything wrong thinking it was a sign. It has deeper meanings and deeper signs. Ev...more
Katharina
The beginning was a little slow but, eventually, turned out a great novel. I have read seven other Sidney Sheldon books and this one has a very satisfying ending compared to most of the others. It was wisely constructed eventhough I was not really fond of its theme and setting, hence, it was less informative than his other works. My only complain is that in the beginning, he built up this one character a little too much only to find out that, about in the middle, the other protagonist ends up be...more
Dyah Woro Dwi Lestari
kisah cinta megan dan pemberontak jamie yang berbalut perang ini merupakan salah satu novel sydney sheldon pertama yang saya baca. Megan yang ternyata anak milyader terkenal yang hilang dalam kecelakaan pesawat jatuh cinta pada jamie, sang pemberontak kharismatik. Walaupun pada beberapa bagiannya saya miris (ndak pernah suka cerita yang melibatkan penyiksaan), tapi endingnya sungguh manis dan tidak terduga. Ketika saya mengira Jamie pasti mati setelah ditangkap dan dihukum mati, ternyata semuany...more
Ilyana Khir
Sheldon had executed it perfectly; unpredictable events, great details on each character's backgrounds, epic chronologically story line with flashbacks which you won't get lost with, and not to mention the actual world history which has been molded perfectly into the story line. Just a tad too many characters but the story line is follow-able. Although Sheldon had great details on the characters, as I was reading, I was hoping that he had had more story on Monique's daughter, hoping that the chi...more
Jessa
I'm actually used to giving Sheldon's works with 5 stars but I guess I'll be making an exception for this one.

The Sands of Time is actually a really great book. The bad ass adventures were present, some sexy flashbacks and scenes were also there, a secretly evil and pretentious lady and witty, bad ass escapes.

The book might have been perfect you know, if it wasn't for some plot holes. 1st question, how did Lucia escape from prison?

I was actually expecting a really good ending, but Jaime's escap...more
Kelly
Usually Sidney Sheldon novels get five star ratings from me, and while there were elements of the five star writer were in this novel, I did feel that it was a little...unsatisfactory.

I loved the depth of the characters, the chapters devoted to their beginnings, motivations and inner thoughts, yet felt that there was something shallow in the plot that undermined this. I dislike how all the nuns fell in love in an instant and yet none seemed wholly committed to this love.
I felt that the whole plo...more
Zabeth
I'm not really into books when I was a teenager. It was my favorite Uncle PPN (a bookaholic?heee) who introduced me to Sheldon, and this was the first novel I've had read from him, and I was really entertained and amused by the four different women on this story.I can still remember my Uncle's words when he handed me the book, "believed me, when you're reading this, it's like watching a movie, you will have fun" and I really did! Thanks to him!
Sheldon may not be the greatest writer ever, but he...more
Rajashree Kavuri
My till date favorite of sidney... Contrasting characters come together and pair... Nuns coming from different backgrounds .. Each having some purpose... Excellent book
Jessica
Fun, easy read. Highly predictable with cliché (but likeable) characters. A good vacation book.
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