When the written word moves you to tears, I think that is the sign of a superb book. The Time Between made me both laugh and cry. This novel is set in present day Charleston and Edisto Island, and also involves Hungary during World War II. We explore the lives of three Hungarian sisters Helena, Bernadett and Magda and the journeys their lives have taken from World War II to today. We also get to meet two sisters who grew up on Edisto Island, Eleanor and Eve, and have seen their own share of tragedy. Eleanor’s boss, Mr. Beaufain, hires her to serve as a companion for his elderly aunt Helena and Eleanor jumps at the opportunity to escape domestic issues of her own as well as revisit her childhood home Edisto Island. The relationship that develops between Eleanor and Helena is at the center of this book. Helena’s life isn’t quite what it seems and Eleanor is determined to find out more. Karen White is one of my very favorite authors and The Time Between is one of her best novels. This book would also make an excellent book club choice.