Martha Hall Kelly, author of Lilac Girls, discusses the prequel, Lost Roses

    Author Martha Hall Kelly sits down with HEC’s Victoria Babu to talk about her second novel, “Lost Roses,” a prequel to her popular true story, “Lilac Girls,” set in WWII Nazi Germany. Hall-Kelly writes about the unspeakable atrocities against Polish Catholic women and efforts by a real-life American actress to help them.

    Intrigued by “Lilac Girls” heroine, Caroline Ferriday, Hall-Kelly delves into Caroline’s equally inspiring mother, Eliza in “Lost Roses.” She follows the lives of three resilient Russian women who lost everything in WWI and Eliza’s efforts to help them to freedom.

    Hear how Hall-Kelly crafts her characters and details about her upcoming third novel, set in the Civil War.

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