Crazy Excited to Share the Cover for Lost Roses, the Prequel to Lilac Girls.

I LOVE the Lost Roses cover and am thrilled to finally be able to share it. It has been such a joy going back in time to WWI, to tell the story from Caroline Ferriday’s mother Eliza’s point of view. I was so happy I didn’t have to leave Caroline and her mother after finishing Lilac Girls, and could dig deeper into the Ferridays’ incredible world. It was great exploring Caroline as a child, bringing her rambling summer “cottage” in Southampton, N.Y. to life and how the family discovered their beloved Connecticut home, The Hay.

It’s another true story, this time about how Eliza rallied America behind a group of Russian women, aristocrats who lost everything during the Bolshevik Revolution. I spent so much wonderful time traveling to research Lost Roses, to soak in Russia’s palaces and countryside, to walk the streets of France’s little-known Russian district and to the grand, old Hamptons cottages of Gin Lane and will share my finds over the coming months here. I added the jacket copy, below–just reading it is getting me so excited to share the story this spring!

It sounds crazy since April seems a long way off, but you can already pre-order Lost Roses through your local independent bookstore or from your favorite retailer:

Amazon | B&N | BAM
Indiebound | Hudson
Kindle | iBooks | Nook
BAM(e-book) | Google | Kobo

Meanwhile, you will find me at Gettysburg or at former plantations down south researching book number three, a Civil War story, about Caroline Ferriday’s great grandmother Eliza Jane Woolsey and her remarkable, philanthropic daughters. They were the staunch abolitionists and supreme examples of kindness and generosity that helped make Caroline Ferriday the incredible woman she was. The Woolseys. More inspiring women I’ve already grown to love.



19 thoughts on “Crazy Excited to Share the Cover for Lost Roses, the Prequel to Lilac Girls.”

  1. April can’t come fast enough!
    Love the look of the jacket for LOST ROSES!!! Beautifully done!!!
    Till again,
    Shirley Connor

  2. How wonderful that you could continue the saga of a distinguished family that influenced others and helped so many! I have sent a copy of Lilac Girls to my Aunt in Arizona. She enjoys getting books and we are able to have book discussions when I call her. She is ninety-three and gets so excited when we speak. We are of Polish descent and she remembers many relatives that lived through the war. Looks like I will be getting a book for her too!

    1. How lucky you are, Kathleen, to have your Aunt to discuss books with!
      So glad you enjoyed Lilac Girls. 🙂

  3. I loved the Lilac Girls. So excited that for the next book and to find our the story doesn’t end there. Can’t wait to read it.

  4. Yes,yes, yes!!!! Loved reading Lilac Girls in the evening after work. I escaped into their lives for a bit and was actually sad when I finished the book. It is wonderful to learn about strong women that have made a significant impact in the world. Plus, I live in CT! Lost Roses is a gift I can’t wait to open~
    Thank you for sharing these stories with us.

    1. What a lovely note, Brenda. Thank you! I so appreciate the kind words and support. xx Martha

  5. I am so looking forward to Lost Roses. I loved The Lilac Girls and I am so excited. I may reread Lac again.

  6. Lilac Girls is an amazing story! Almost impossible to put the book down!! Being of German/Polish descent myself, I am hungry for information regarding that time period. My father (a WWII Sargent in the Army) never spoke about any of his war experiences. He just always seemed depressed. He finally started telling me things right before he died in 1994.😔
    Thank you for all you have done by creating this amazing story!
    ***Also…I recently learned about another survivor of the concentration camps. Her name is Eva Kor. Her twin sister and her were used for medical experienents as children. Her story is
    interesting in that she has forgiven the people who abused her. She is in her 90s and currently lives in Terre Haute, Indiana. I plan to go visit her soon. Keep writing and sharing!
    I’m so looking forward to your next book!

    1. How wonderful your father started opening up to you before he died–it must have been so hard for him, but such a gift for you. And yes, I think Eva Kor’s story is amazing. It’s incredible she has gone on so beautifully with her life!

  7. I just finished reading Lilac Girls and am recommending it to EVERYONE. It moved me and left such an indelible mark… I miss the characters already, and cannot wait to read Lost Roses. It will be as if I get to visit dear long lost friends!

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