Lost Roses



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 Yorker s 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. Best Read Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly For Kindle ePUB or eBook – tiffanydaniels.co.ukLost Roses

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  • Hardcover
  • 448 pages
  • Lost Roses
  • Martha Hall Kelly
  • English
  • 08 October 2018
  • 1524796379

10 thoughts on “Lost Roses

  1. 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 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 gir...

  2. 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...

  3. 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 i...

  4. 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 se...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 Peter...

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    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, 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 Varin...

  8. says:

    I am probably one of the few people left on this planet who has not yet read Lilac Girls , Martha Hall Kelly s debut novel about real life heroine Caroline Ferriday during World War II The book has actually been on my TBR for quite some time and I even own a copy of it, but unfortunately, I have struggled to find the time to read it which hopefully will be rectified soon Despite not having read Lilac Girls , I was still excited to have received an ARC of Kelly s second novelLost Roses , I am probably one of the few people left on this planet who has not yet read Lilac Girls , Martha Hall Kelly s ...

  9. says:

    I was very excited to get my hands on this due to all the high praise of the author s previous work, Lilac Girls I had not read that book as I had genre fatigue at the time , but I jumped at this one because I felt like WWI fiction isn t as prevalent and I spent a great deal of time studying Russian history in college The story is told in what is now a familiar format from three different perspectives An American socialite, Eliza, a cousin to the Tsar, Sofya, and a poor villager, Varinka I I was very excited to get my hands on this due to all the high praise of the author s previous work, Lilac Girls I had not read that book as I had genre fatigue at the time , but I jumped at this one because I felt like WWI fiction isn t as prevalent and I spent a great deal of time studying Russian history in college The story is told in what is now a familiar format from three different perspectives An American socialite, Eliza, a cousin to the Tsar, Sofya, and a poor villager, Varinka I went back and forth a lot with these characters, but ended up being confused the most by Varinka The Good This was a very well researched book, where I felt it almost got too bogged down in detail at times, but since I m a huge history nerd that didn t bother me What I liked the most was that these were voices we don t hear from a lot I think this era of history is evenimportant than ...

  10. says:

    ARC kindly provided by the author after I shyly asked if she could send me one All my opinions are my own 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 orabout her life, not anything to do with the book itself hide spoiler The writing 4 starsCharacters 4 starsPlot 4 stars Bad timin ARC kindly provided by the author after I shyly asked if she could send me one All my opinions are my own 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 orabout her life, not anything to do with the book itself hide spoiler The writing 4 starsCharacters 4 starsPlot 4 stars Bad timing only in the fact that I m in the middle of a book slump, I could concentrate while reading, it was just getting the motivation to do it which I don t need to tell you sucks was the problem The slump was even affecting another book I was loving as well determined to finish that one soon too.Rambling haha but This book was a balm for the slump, and helped me claw my way out of it some It feels good to finally finish a book and love it whole heartedly after many duds and feeling stressed cause of work...

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