Syrian-American, Lydia Fadoul, has spent a year waiting for her fiance’ to return from war in Iraq, only to discover that he is broken by trauma and the devastating effects of PTSD. Just when he finally agrees to seek help, he takes his own life and leaves behind a story of murder, betrayal, and mystery. In her second, contemporary fiction novel since Budapest, Tiffani Burnett-Velez weaves a fast-paced literary tale about the rumors we believe and the prejudices we create in order to protect our hearts from the truth.
“All This Time…. what an amazing story- I was drawn in from the start and hated to put it down. Bold and full of risks- all of which pay off. A whirlwhind of emotion and action, all described in such beautiful detail I felt like I was inserted into the story. I felt so close to the characters I found myself missing them at story’s end. Rare to have that happen- I have read many, many books and only the best put me in that place- where I am part of the story. A delightful, brilliantly written thrill-ride- but not one that sacrifices quality writing.” T. Franz, Amazon Reviewer
“Ms. Velez has a gift there is no doubt. But I have to say that this short, little book, speaks volumes to the soul. It reaches in and pulls out things the reader is not even aware is inside of them. It is well worth the reading.” J. Rutledge, Amazon Reviewer
“All This Time” is a roller coaster ride of adventure and emotion. The detail with which the characters and scenes are described provide an intricate picture, almost movie-like.You’ll want to turn off your cell phone and find a comfortable spot to absorb the author’s rich storytelling style. I could not put this book down.” T. Jackson, Amazon Reviewer
Tiffani Burnett-Velez has been a freelance writer since 1996. Her non-fiction work has appeared in Pennsylvania Magazine, Health.com, and Yahoo! News. Her first novel, Budapest (LFP 2007) was featured in the New York Book Festival and the 42nd Annual Conference of Jewish Librarians. Her short fiction has appeared in Toe Good Poetry and other online literary magazines. She is also the author of the bestselling Embers of War Series, a collection of sweeping and harrowing WWII era stories. She frequently writes about women’s issues and history. She lives in eastern Pennsylvania with her family.