Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
The Lilac Girls bestseller of all time introduced Caroline Ferriday a real life-heroine. The Novel Lost Roses is based on true events and on an earlier generation. It features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and three exceptionally strong women from St. Petersburg to Paris during World War One.
Eliza is happy about traveling the beautiful place of St. Petersburg with her friend named Sofya Streshnayva. They both met in Paris years ago one summer and became close friends. Now Eliza is going to enjoy the trip of a lifetime and with Sofya to see the beautiful Russia which includes the church with the interior covered in jeweled mosaics, the famous ballet, and the Rembrandts at the Tsar’s Winter Palace.
But then Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia’s royal ancestry started to decline, Eliza went back to America. On the other hand, Sofya along with her family went back to their country. At that time they need help so they hired the local fortune-teller’s daughter named Varinka but she brought intense danger into their life.
On the other side, Eliza is helping the White Russian families so that they can safely escape from there. After some time Sofya’s letters suddenly stop coming and she was really worried about her best friend.
Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will cross each other lives in a great way. Martha Hall Kelly newest novel celebrates the bonds of women’s friendship even during this hard time.