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Martha Hall Kelly

Autor(a) de Lilac Girls

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About the Author

Martha Hall Kelly is a native New Englander, born in Milton, Massachusetts. She has worked as an advertising copywriter. The Lilac Girls is her first novel. It is on the March 2017 New York Times Best Sellers list. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Obras de Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls (2016) 3,721 cópias
Lost Roses (2019) 917 cópias
Sunflower Sisters (2021) — Narrador, algumas edições430 cópias
The Golden Doves (2023) 179 cópias
Rosas esquecidas - eBook 1 exemplar(es)
Ryska dockor (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Solsikkesøstre (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
De Gouden Duiven (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Dívky beze jména (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Villrosene (2020) 1 exemplar(es)
Cand infloreste liliacul (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Solsikkesøstre (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Und am Ende werden wir frei sein (2020) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Summary of Lilac Girls (2016) — Author of work — 1 exemplar(es)


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My second read of this and I've decided to keep it as 5 stars even though I know feel it's more of a 4.

The second time through I found Georgy's storyline more difficult. She faces adversity because she is a female medic but then she seems to expect that same adversity everywhere else and snaps at friends, family and acquaintances. I admire strength, but I think a gentle and considerate response can also be strength and Georgy is always ready to fight with sharp words.
ChariseH | outras 26 resenhas | May 25, 2024 |
Historical fiction during the Russian Revolution and WWI taking place in Long Island NY, Paris, and Western Russia. Depicting the life of Eliza Ferriday, a NY socialite, and fictional Russian women and families who were caught up in the Bolshevik Revolution. The story provides good insights into the times and lives of both wealthy and poor Russian people. Especially in the early parts of the book the writing is very compelling and keeps the reader excited and wanting to see what happens next.
ZachMontana | outras 31 resenhas | Apr 28, 2024 |
It was a good book. It took place during the civil war. Two sisters become nurses.
Ferg.ma | outras 26 resenhas | Apr 13, 2024 |
I love this authors previous books as she puts so much research and personal touch to her historical fiction inspired by true events. This one I found challenging to piece together the stories with the alternative times from different POV in different time lines. It starts in 1952 Fort Bliss, TX and Paris, France back to past events in 1943.

Josie Anderson from Fort Bliss, Texas and Arlette LaRue from Paris, France work undercover during the war for the French Resistance stealing Nazi secrets and would eventually be discovered by the Gestapo. The Nazis arrested them and were imprisoned in the Ravensbruck concentration camp with their families where they endured unspeakable crimes.

A decade after WWII, the two former female spies are contacted to risk their lives once more to help track down an infamous Nazi doctor who performed dangerous experiments on people. Both woman also want to avenge the pain the Nazis had inflicted on their families during the war.
Lieutenant Josie Anderson working for the US Army intelligence learns about how certain Nazi scientists were given refuge if they agreed to work with the US government. In doing so they could avoid imprisonment in Germany for war crimes. There was one doctor in particular who remained a risk as he was being sought by the Russians who wanted to lure the talented scientist. Dr Snow was an elusive, virologist and gynecologist who performed inhumane experiments during the war on humans. This is where Josie and Arlette come in as they have their own personal reasons for wanting to see Dr Snow behind bars.

This is a story about trust, survival and resilience.

I feel the author may wanted to include too much information into the novel that some parts didn't feel authentic. I am rounding up my review as I know the author does extensive research from her other spectacular historic novels.
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marquis784 | outras 13 resenhas | Apr 2, 2024 |



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