Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2)
  • Martha Hall Kelly
  • English
  • 16 January 2017
  • 9781524796372

About the Author: Martha Hall Kelly

and clues about the prequel Lost Roses on her ever changing Pinterest page.


Lost Roses (Lilac Girls #2) Lost Roses Lilac Girls 2 Download Author Martha Hall Kelly Jackkellyfilm.co.uk 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.

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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 it meaningful, 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 with hope and women who made a difference in other women s lives and I loved everything about it.The story is told with narratives of three women, Eliza , from an established, moneyed family in New York, Sofya, from a well to do family related to the Tsar in revolutionary Russia and Varinka, a poverty stricken girl from the Russian country side From WW I and the Russian Revolution, from New York, to Paris to cities in Russia, Martha Hall Kelly takes us on a journey back in time from 1914 1921 and to the places where these women s lives cro...

  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, Russia with Sofya Streshnayva, a Romanov cousin Eliza and Sofya s close friendship is formed years prior while the pair lived in Paris While Eliza s in Russia, Austria declares war on Serbia, and Russia s tsar is likely to fall She flees safely to the United States but wishes she could have brought Sofya and her family with her Sofya s family must flee the city to the family s country manor because a revolution is on the brink They hire Varinka, a young peasant girl, to serve in their household, but she brings danger along with her Across the world, Eliza is doing everything she can to help Russians escape the revolution, when suddenly she stops hearing from Sofya The book travels between the US, St Petersburg, and Paris, and illuminates the places and their people during this time of strife, violence, and uncertainty Martha Hall Kelly s storytelling is just as captivating and alluring as it was with Lilac Girls Eli...

  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 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 the Romanov family hire to help in their household She is the daughter of a well known fortune teller and her situation is dire I tried to imagine the helplessness that she felt when she had to make some dangerous decisions Varinka and her mom are under the thumb of some dangerous men that are involved in the local uprising...

  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 bit I think for me all the characters in this book were relatable, 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 even in 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 the story of three remarkable women Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka The book is set during WWI and mainly focuses on the atrocities in Russia both Sofya and Varinka are Russians, although they come from very different backgrounds and social classes Eliza is an American, she is from a privileged background, she is also the mother of Caroline of The Lilac Girls Eliza and Sofya became friends while at boarding school in Switzerland, Sofya is related to the Romanoffs familyVarinka was not born into privilege as these other ladies were she came to know Sofya wh...

  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,...

  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 of them could have imagined prior to the world changing events of their time There is opulence juxtaposed with abject poverty There is elation set side by side with deep despair and all three women suffer tremendously Eliza, Sofya and Varinka are distinctly different people from different ...

  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 the Stresnayvas adopted a curious denial of the flames rising around them While we all know the story of the Tsar and his family s captivity, Lost Roses explores the fate of the next tier of aristocracy and how they fared during the revolution She perfectly captures the anarchy, the treatment of the former people I appreciated Kelly s ability to weave historical facts into her storytelling As with Lilac Girls, the Ferriday story is the weakest of the bunch Other than covering the bigotry of the upper classes, there wasn t much tension Eliza was a true friend to the Russian emigres but her story lacked the drama of what was transpiring in Mother Russia and later in Paris Sofya and Varinka are both fictional, but it is their characters that interested me most Varinka, especially, showed the moral dilemmas facing ordinary Russians during the upheaval Anyone who enjoyed Lilac Girls will definitely appreciate Lost Roses I will be looking forward to Kelly s next book, ...

  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 Connecticut The Russian entrance into WWI and subsequent revolution change Sofya s and Varinka s life forever I enjoyed this book and found it to be an accurate portrayal of life in Russia, France and the US during this period My wife read this book before me and was appalled at the way the Russian aristocracy treated the peasants She did not like it as much as Lilac Girls But I found it to be an honest portrait of the corruption and...

  9. 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 close friend of Eliza s, and Varinka Kozlov, a girl hired by the Streshnayva family to help in the household It is 1914 and the world is teetering on the brink of war Tensions are high, people are starving, and in Russia, upheaval is on the horizon as the Tsar is about to be overthrown and life for those associated or related to the royals is not only changing dramatically but also many are finding that their lives are ending Sofya and Varinka are in peril Sofya and her family, because of their proximity to royalty and Varinka, ...

  10. Aga Durka says:

    When I found out that a prequel to Lilac Girls is coming out, I was very excited and I could not wait to get my hands on it And, oh boy, I am so glad I got a chance to read it early, before the publish date Lost Roses was as good as the author s first book I enjoyed it so much that I read it in one day I simply could not put it down I love historical fiction, and any book about the Romanov family will make my heart skip, but this one made my hear skip and flutter all over the place Martha Hall Kelly s writing is exquisite It sucked me in from first pages, and I just could not get enough of the characters, the beautiful descriptions, and the emotions it made me feel while reading this book Lost Roses is a story of three women from three different worlds Eliza, an American, is best friends with Sofya, a Russian aristocracy, family to the last Romanov tsar Verinka is a Russian peasant girl living in poverty during Russian Revolution These three women so different from each oth...