On Tour 3/3/20 – 4/12/20 ”Lost Roses” by Martha Hall Kelly

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Paperback Release Date: March 3, 2020 

About The Book: 

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’s 1914 and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to travel to St. Petersburg with her best friend Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. But when war looms 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 unspeakable danger into their home. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza helps the destitute White Russian families find safety as they escape the  revolution. But when Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming she fears her friend has come to a terrible end.

From the Tsar’s palaces of St. Petersburg to the long-lost Russian neighborhoods of Paris to the glorious estates of Southampton, New York, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a fascinating time in history.

About The Author:

Martha is a native New Englander who lives in Connecticut and Martha’s Vineyard. She worked as an advertising copywriter for many years, raised three wonderful children who are now mostly out of the nest and Lilac Girls is her first novel. She has been hard at work on the prequel to Lilac Girls, Lost Roses, which features Caroline’s mother Eliza Ferriday and her fight to save a group of Russian women, former aristocrats who lost everything in the Russian Revolution. You’ll find more info about both books on Martha’s website: https://marthahallkelly.com/ and on Pinterest.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marthahallkelly/

Twitter : https://mobile.twitter.com/marthahallkelly/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/marthahallkellyofficial

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14160478.Martha_Hall_Kelly

Reviews

“A charming and vividly rendered historical novel . . . Based on true events, this prequel to Lilac Girls transports.”—People

 “Inspired by true events, just like its predecessor, and just as well-researched, Lost Roses is a remarkable story and another testament to female strength. This sweeping epic will thrill and delight fans of Lilac Girls and readers of historical fiction alike.”—PopSugar

“Epic . . . [Martha Hall] Kelly’s gift is bringing to life and to light the untold stories of women and families far away from the war front yet deeply affected by the decisions of leaders and the efforts of fighters. Fans of historical fiction . . . and viewers of period dramas will want to clear their calendars when Lost Roses comes out.”—Booklist (starred review)

“Kelly memorably portrays three indomitable women who triumph over hardships and successfully brings a complex and turbulent time in history to life.”—Publishers Weekly

“The writing is rich and vivid with detail about the period. . . . A nuanced tale that speaks to the strength of women.”—Kirkus Reviews

“In an era crumbling under the weight of war, hatred, and devastation, the bonds of women not only endure but offer sustenance and hope in Martha Hall Kelly’s stunning depiction of the lives of Eliza Ferriday and the women she fought to save. Lost Roses is not only a brilliant historical tale, but a love song to all the ways our friendships carry us through the worst of times.”—Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

Bloggers On Tour:

March 3rd – Ya It’s Lit  https://instagram.com/ya.its.lit

March 3rd – Dog Eared Days Of Summer https://instagram.com/dogeareddaysofsummer 

   March 5th – Sealed With A Book https://instagram.com/sealedwithabook 

March 6th – Nurse Bookie https://instagram.com/nurse_bookie

March 7th – Amy Lynn Lifestyle https://instagram.com/amylynnlifestyle

March 8th – Carol Doscher https://instagram.com/carol_doscher_reader

March 12th –  Megs Book Club https://instagram.com/megsbookclub

March 18th – Read A Lot Write A Lot https://instagram.com/readalotwritealot 

March 19th – Mrs Boom Reads https://instagram.com/mrsboomreads

March 19th – SL Reads Books https://instagram.com/slreadsbooks

March 24th -Cover 2 Cover Cafe https://instagram.com/cover2covercafe

March 27th – Stacks and Snacks https://instagram.com/stacks_and_snacks?igshid=1s6yskpj6h2ns 

April 2nd – Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews 

April 6th – Bookish With Wine https://instagram.com/bookishwithwine

April 7th – The Mary Reader https://instagram.com/themaryreader

 April 8th – Jackie Loves Books https://instagram.com/jackieslovesbooks

April 8th – Christina Stephanie Reads https://instagram.com/christinastephaniereads 

April 9th – Chill Jill And Read https://instagram.com/chill_jilland_read 

April 10th – The Weekend Booker https://instagram.com/theweekendbooker

April 11th – Books With Bethany https://instagram.com/books_with_bethany

April 12th -Biblio Reviews https://instagram.com/biblioreviews

 

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