Martha Hall Kelly author of Lost Roses and Lilac Girls
S4 E23: Martha Hall Kelly

In this special episode of This Is the Author meet Martha Hall Kelly, bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She tells us about her newest audiobook, Lost Roses which is narrated by four talented narrators: Catherine Taber, Tavia Gilbert, Kathleen Gati, and Karissa Vacker.

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Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Lost Roses is set a generation earlier and is also inspired by true events featuring Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

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, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

Martha Hall Kelly recording Lost Roses

Author Martha Hall Kelly in the recording studio

Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, New York socialite Caroline Ferriday, Lilac Girls reveals an incredible story of love, redemption, and terrible secrets that were hidden for decades.

“The book is particularly well suited to audio, and the three protagonists are each stunningly performed.”—Booklist, starred review

“Three narrators bring to life historical figures connected to Ravensbruk concentration camp. Their superb accents and emotional shifts track the characters’ changes over two decades.” —AudioFile

“A powerful story for readers everywhere…Martha Hall Kelly has brought readers a firsthand glimpse into one of history’s most frightening memories. A novel that brings to life what these women and many others suffered…I was moved to tears.” —San Francisco Book Review

Martha Hall Kelly and narrator Kathleen Gati

Martha Hall Kelly and narrator Kathleen Gati

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