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Martha Hall Kelly

Biography

Martha Hall Kelly

Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of LILAC GIRLS. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books. LOST ROSES is her second novel.

Books by Martha Hall Kelly

by Martha Hall Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction
Georgeanna “Georgey” Woolsey isn’t meant for the world of lavish parties and the demure attitudes of women of her stature. So when war ignites the nation, Georgey follows her passion for nursing from New York to Washington, D.C., to Gettysburg, witnessing the unparalleled horrors of slavery along the way. In the South, Jemma is enslaved on the Peeler Plantation in Maryland, where she lives with her mother, father, and her sister, Patience. When Jemma is sold by the cruel plantation mistress Anne-May, she sees a chance to finally escape --- but only by abandoning the family she loves. Anne-May is left behind to run Peeler Plantation when her husband joins the Union army and her cherished brother enlists with the Confederates. She uses the opportunity to join a secret Southern network of spies, finally exposing herself to the fate she deserves.
by Martha Hall Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women's Fiction

It is 1914, and Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. 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.

by Martha Hall Kelly - Fiction, Historical Fiction

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday's world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939 --- and then sets its sights on France. Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power. The lives of these three women are set on a collision course when the unthinkable happens and Kasia is sent to Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi concentration camp for women.