Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)



Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2) The runaway bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real life heroine Caroline Ferriday This sweeping new novel, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanov s The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia s Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their country estate In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller s daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their household On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution But when Sofya s letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend.From the turbulent streets of St Petersburg to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian emigre s who live there, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history. Free Download Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2) [ by ] Martha Hall Kelly [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)
  • Martha Hall Kelly
  • English
  • 03 April 2018
  • 1524796379

10 thoughts on “Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)

  1. Angela M says:

    As difficult as much of it was to read, I loved Martha Hall Kelly s first novel, Lilac Girls, a heartbreaking story of the horrific things that happened at Ravensbr ck, a concentration camp during WWII where unspeakable medical experiments were conducted on women But is not without hope and it is filled with the strength of women who make a difference Making itmeaningful, is that it is based on the life of Caroline Ferriday, a woman who gave so much of herself to aid women who survived R As difficult as much of it was to read, I loved Martha Hall Kelly s first novel, Lilac Girls, a heartbreaking story of the horrific things that happened at Ravensbr ck, a concentration camp during WWII where unspeakable medical experiments were conducted on women But is not without hope and it is filled with the strength of women who make a difference Making itmeaningful, is that it is based on the life of Caroline Ferriday, a woman who gave so much of herself to aid women who survived Ravensbr ck In this prequel to that book, Martha Hall Kelly portrays the life of Eliza Ferriday, Caroline s mother and I could see how much Eliza had inspired her daughter While I can t say that this one gripped me as much as Lilac Girls, perhaps because of the horrors of the Holocaust, it is in its own right a fantastic work of historical fiction, that also is filled wi...

  2. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    I am ecstatic to tell you about one of my most anticipated reads this year Lilac Girls is one of my favorite historical fiction reads, and HF is my favorite genre In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly gave us Caroline Ferriday as a real life heroine of her time during World War II Lost Roses is Caroline s mother s story, along with two other women affected by World War I In 1914, Germany is gaining power and war is possibly on the horizon Eliza Ferriday travels to St Petersburg, Russ I am ecstatic to tell you about one of my most anticipated reads this year Lilac Girls is one of my favorite historical fiction reads, and HF is my favorite genre In Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly gave us Carol...

  3. Holly B says:

    This novel is a prequel to The Lilac Girls and features the real life heroine Caroline Ferriday The world is in turmoil and edging toward World War One We learn about Caroline s mother, Eliza and two other women that are thrown into the intense situations they faced in 1914 Eliza is the connection between the two novels The Lilac Girls and Lost Roses , but this one could easily be read as stand alone.The story follows the lives of three women Eliza who is a socialite and lives in Manhatt This novel is a prequel to The Lilac Girls and features the real life heroine Caroline Ferriday The world is in turmoil and edging toward World War One We learn about Caroline s mother, Eliza and two other women that are thrown into the intense situations they faced in 1914 Eliza is the connection between the two novels The Lilac Girls and Lost Roses , but this one could easily be read as stand alone.The story follows the lives of three women Eliza who is a socialite and lives in Manhattan Her friend Sofya Streshnayva, is a cousin of the Romanov s, the reigning dynasty in Russia While visiting her in St Petersburg, Eliza becomes aware that war is imminent and fears for her friend Sofya, who seems unaware of the danger that could come When war is declared, Eliza heads back home to America.Varinka Kozlov is a Russian girl, who t...

  4. Berit☀️✨ says:

    A beautiful story about the ugly truth of war A tale full of courage, determination, strength, compassion, Hope, beauty, and love Martha Hall Kelly has written A compelling book that is simultaneously elegant and brutal this is the kinder gentler cousin of The Lilac Girls A book I read and liked, but if I m being honest I liked this book a bitI think for me all the characters in this book wererelatable, and I felt compassion for all of them really the only common thread A beautiful story about the ugly truth of war A tale full of courage, determination, strength, compassion, Hope, beauty, and love Martha Hall Kelly has written A compelling book that is simultaneously elegant and brutal this is the kinder gentler cousin of The Lilac Girls A book I read and liked, but if I m being honest I liked this book a bitI think for me all the characters in this book wererelatable, and I felt compassion for all of them really the only common thread between this book and the previous is the character of Caroline Ferriday, a character I liked in the first book but I adored evenin this one so I wouldn t necessarily call this a prequel, and both books can definitely be read as standalones although I m guessing after you ve read one you will want to read the other they re both exquisitely told historical fiction novels full of strong women living through extraordinary circumstances Lost Roses is t...

  5. Jen says:

    This is the prequel to Lilac Girls.If you loved that one, you will love this one.If you haven t read either and you adore Europe, history, war and strong females with beloved friendships that are threatened because of harsh and challenging times, both these stories deliver.Well done, Hall Kelly I look forward to the prequel to the prequel that you are working on next 5 This is the prequel to Lilac Girls.If you loved that one, you will love this on...

  6. Tammy says:

    The prequel to Lilac Girls, this historical novel features Caroline Ferriday s mother, Eliza, during WWI and the Russian Revolution Eliza is one narrator, her aristocratic Russian friend, Sofya, is another and finally Varinka tells her side of the story as a Russian peasant The lives of these indefatigable women cross in ways that none o...

  7. Liz says:

    I found Lilac Girls interesting but I was not as ecstatic as others when singing its praises But what I did appreciate was the research that Kelly did so I was curious to read Lost Roses This book follows Eliza Ferriday, Caroline s mother, as she travels with Sofya Streshnayva, a family friend, to St Petersburg in 1914, just before WWI Once again, Kelly uses multiple voices to tell the story This juxtaposition works well, for example, when Eliza is able to see the Russian discontent while th I found Lilac Girls interesting but I was not as ecstatic as others when singing its praises But what I did appreciate was the research that Kelly did so I was curious to read Lost Roses This book follows Eliza Ferriday, Caroline s mother, as she travels with Sofya Streshnayva, a family friend, to St Petersburg in 1914, just before WWI On...

  8. Thomas says:

    4 stars for this historical fiction book It is a prequel to Lilac Girls and tells the story of Caroline Ferriday s mother, Eliza The book takes place from 1914 to 1920, The book is divided into chapters titled with the 3 main characters, Eliza, Sofya and Varinka Sofya is a cousin to the Tsarina and a member of the Russian aristocracy in 1914 Varinka is a peasant girl who goes to work as a nanny to Maxwell, Sofya s son Eliza is a friend of Sofya s family and lives in New York and Connecticu 4 stars for this historical fiction book It is a prequel to Lilac Girls and tells the story of Caroline Ferriday s mother, Eliza The book takes place from 1914 to 1920, The book is divided into chapters titled with the 3 main characters, Eliza, Sofya and Varinka Sofya is a cousin...

  9. Cheri says:

    Lost Rosesis the second book of theLilac Girlsseries, but chronologically is the prequel to Martha Hall Kelly sThe Lilac Girls,a story about the lives of three women during World War II The connecting thread between these two stories is Eliza Ferriday, a socialite who has travelled to both Paris and St Petersburg, regularly visiting her close friend Sofya Streshnayva, cousin of the Romanov family And then the looming troubles and rumours of war erupt into war, making travel thereLost Rosesis the second book of theLilac Girlsseries, but chronologically is the prequel to Martha Hall Kelly sThe Lilac Girls,a story about the lives of three women during World War II The connecting thread between these two stories is Eliza Ferriday, a socialite who has travelled to both Paris and St Petersburg, regularly visiting...

  10. Marialyce says:

    Turbulent times bring about much upheaval, destroying lives, making people make choices, decisions, that are often life threatening, and ultimately move in directions they never thought possible.If you have read The Lilac Girls, you already have been introduced to Caroline Ferriday In this book, Lost Roses, we take a step back in history and meet Caroline s mother, Eliza The story focuses on three women, Eliza Ferriday, a New York socialite, Sofya Streshnayva, a relation of the Tsar and a clos Turbulent times bring about much upheaval, destroying lives, making people make choices, decisions, that are often life threatening, and ultimately move in directions they never thought possible.If you have read The Lilac Girls, you already have been introduced to Caroline Ferriday In this book, Lost Roses, we take a step back in history and meet Caroline s mother, Eliza The story focuses on three women...

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