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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 por Martha Hall Kelly

Lilac Girls (2016) 3,684 exemplares
Lost Roses (2019) 904 exemplares
Sunflower Sisters (2021) — Narrador, algumas edições419 exemplares
The Golden Doves: A Novel (2023) 171 exemplares
Ryska dockor (2022) 1 exemplar
Solsikkesøstre (2021) 1 exemplar
De Gouden Duiven (2023) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

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


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It was a good book. It took place during the civil war. Two sisters become nurses.
Ferg.ma | 25 outras críticas | 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 | 13 outras críticas | Apr 2, 2024 |
This novel has so much - spies, powerful women, a fight for justice, and more - but I struggled to get through the book and I had trouble connecting with the characters. I'm certain other readers will love this book, but I felt like there was almost too much happening for a good story.
wagner.sarah35 | 13 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
Beautiful weaving together of stories from vastly different viewpoints: the good, the bad, the ugly. Set in World War II and over the decade and change after it, the stories of three women unfold and gradually intertwine. Excellent storytelling, well-defined characters with assets and flaws, an enjoyable reading experience.
bschweiger | 182 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |



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