Lilac Girls
Score: 4
From 2,030 Ratings

Lilac Girls


  • Author : Martha Hall Kelly
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101883068


Lilac Girls Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For readers of The Nightingale and Sarah’s Key, inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this remarkable debut novel reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom, and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes an...

Lilac Girls
Score: 4
From 2,029 Ratings

Lilac Girls


  • Author : Martha Hall Kelly
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760892579


Lilac Girls Book Description :

OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this runaway international bestseller reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can hav...

Lilac Girls
Score: 4
From 2,029 Ratings

Lilac Girls


  • Author : Martha Hall Kelly
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Australia
  • Release Date : 2019-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781760892593


Lilac Girls Book Description :

OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD Inspired by the life of a real World War II heroine, this runaway international bestseller reveals the power of unsung women to change history in their quest for love, freedom and second chances. New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline's world is forever changed when Hitler's army invades Poland in September 1939 - and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. In a tense atmosphere of watchful eyes and suspecting neighbors, one false move can hav...

Lost Roses
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Lost Roses


  • Author : Martha Hall Kelly
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524796389


Lost Roses Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The million-copy bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St. Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I. “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, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours It is 1914, and the world has been on the brink of war so often, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a...

The Secret Life of Violet Grant
Score: 3.5
From 42 Ratings

The Secret Life of Violet Grant


  • Author : Beatriz Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101596562


The Secret Life of Violet Grant Book Description :

A story of love and intrigue that travels from Kennedy-era Manhattan to World War I Europe from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Wives. Fresh from college, irrepressible Vivian Schuyler defies her wealthy Fifth Avenue family to work at cutthroat Metropolitan magazine. But this is 1964, and the editor dismisses her…until a parcel lands on Vivian’s Greenwich Village doorstep that starts a journey into the life of an aunt she never knew, who might give her just the story she’s been waiting for. In 1912, Violet Schuyler Grant moved to Europe to study physics, and made a disastrous marriage to a philandering fellow scientist. As the continent edges closer to the brink of war, a charismatic British army captain enters her life, dra...

China Dolls

China Dolls


  • Author : Lisa See
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408853269


China Dolls Book Description :

It's 1938 and the exclusive Oriental nightclub in San Francisco's Forbidden City is holding auditions for showgirls. In the dark, scandalous glamour of the club, three girls from very different backgrounds stumble into each other lives. All the girls have secrets. Grace, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest and an abusive father. Helen is from a Chinese family which has deep roots in San Francisco's Chinatown. And, as both her friends know, Ruby is Japanese passing as Chinese. Then, in a heartbeat, everything changes. The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor and paranoia, suspicion, and a shocking act of betrayal, threaten to destroy their lives....

A Hundred Summers
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

A Hundred Summers


  • Author : Beatriz Williams
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101596517


A Hundred Summers Book Description :

As the 1938 hurricane approaches Rhode Island, another storm brews in this New York Times bestseller from the author of The Summer Wives. Lily Dane has returned to Seaview, Rhode Island, where her family has summered for generations. It’s an escape not only from New York’s social scene but from a heartbreak that still haunts her. Here, among the seaside community that has embraced her since childhood, she finds comfort in the familiar rituals of summer. But this summer is different. Budgie and Nick Greenwald—Lily’s former best friend and former fiancé—have arrived, too, and Seaview’s elite are abuzz. Under Budgie’s glamorous influence, Lily is seduced into a complicated web of renewed friendship and dangerous longing. As a cataclysmic ...

Lilac Girls

Lilac Girls


  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683783091


Lilac Girls Book Description :

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly | Summary & Analysis Preview: Lilac Girls, Martha Hall Kelly’s debut, is a World War II-era novel based on real people and events. The novel tells the intertwined stories of three women: Caroline Ferriday, a New York socialite and philanthropist; Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish prisoner at the Ravensbrück concentration camp for women; and Herta Oberheuser, a Nazi doctor at Ravensbrück. In 1939, 37-year-old Caroline volunteers at the busy French consulate in New York City. Scrambling to book a speaker for a gala, Caroline approaches Paul Rodierre, a handsome French actor who’s in New York to perform on Broadway. Paul agrees, and afterward Caroline and Paul begin a close and sexually charged friendship. Unfortunately fo...

The Life We Bury
Score: 3.5
From 58 Ratings

The Life We Bury


  • Author : Allen Eskens
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-10-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616149994


The Life We Bury Book Description :

A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite! College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same. Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder. As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the conv...