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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 ...more
I was very excited to continue the story of this amazing family and learning about Caroline's mother Eliza. (view spoiler)[I was a bit disappointed Sofya wasn't a real person, but that was just me wanting to look her up and see maybe pictures or more about her life, not anything to do with the book itself (hide spoiler)]
The writing: 4 stars
Characters: 4 stars
Plot: 4 stars
Bad timin ...more
Eliza is a ha ...more
In Lost Roses, Martha Hall Kelly told Caroline's mother, Eliza Woolsey Mitchell's story.. It followed Eliza's life and how she first became involved with her tireless charitable help she offered the "White Russian" immigrants who were escaping the horrors of the Russi ...more
Following the same narrative style of “Lilac Girls,” we are introduced to three women from different backgrounds. Eliza Ferriday, Caroline’s mother from “Lilac Girls,” is an American living on the East Coast. Her good friend, Sofya, a Russian woman of nobility visits Eliza with her family. There, Sofya gives birth to her son Max, ...more
Martha Hall Kelly, Author of “Lost Roses” has written an eloquent, poignant, intriguing, intense and captivating novel. In this prequel to
“Lilac Girls” where we met the heroine Carolyn Ferriday, we step back in time to be introduced to her mother Eliza. “Lost Roses” follows some of the characters from St, Petersburg to Paris and New York, around World War One. The timeline for this story is around 1914 and goes to the past and futu ...more
Thank you NetGalley, the author and publisher for the privilege of reading an advanced readers copy of The Lost Roses in exchange for an honest review.
I devoured this story quickly within a couple of sittings. Sadly my time had been broken up by holiday obligations and adult ...more
The Lost Roses tells the stories of three women during WWI and The Bolshevik Revolution. Mrs. Eli ...more
This prequel installment again follows three women except this time we get to know Eliza Ferriday (for Lilac Girls fans - Caroline's mother.) Eliza is introduced as a young wo ...more
This story is a Prequel to Lilac Girls and follows Caroline Ferriday’s (a main character in LG) mother Eliza and her close friend Sofya, a niece of the Romanov family) and a Russian peasant, Varinka as they navigate the Russian revolution.
Story is told in all three voices....setting the tone of strong women, all needing to do what they must to survive. Eliza, who learned from her ...more
Set in the early 1900's it tells the story of the dark side of Russia. The struggle between the "whites" and the "reds" and what times were like. It was tough being a peasant during this time frame and with the revolt of the reds it sure took its toll on the aristocrats who were eithe ...more