The Newtown Bookshop is thrilled to host New York Times Bestselling author, Martha Hall Kelly at the Free Library of Northampton Township on Friday, March 6th at 2:00pm with an Afternoon Tea! Martha will be featuring her historical novel, "Lost Roses", which is new in paperback. After speaking she will be signing books. This is a ticketed event.
$19 Ticket includes admission for one to our afternoon tea and one paperback copy of the book "LOST ROSES".
(TICKET SALES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON-LINE - THERE IS JUST A FEW TICKETS LEFT THAT CAN BE BOUGHT AT THE DOOR ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS TODAY AT THE EVENT)
All Sales are Final
Only Books purchased at the Newtown Bookshop will be able to be signed.
Please arrive at least 20-30 minutes early in order to check in and receive a copy of your book.
ABOUT THE BOOK
It is 1914 and the world has been on the brink of war so many times, many New Yorkers treat the subject with only passing interest. Eliza Ferriday is thrilled to be traveling to St. Petersburg with Sofya Streshnayva, a cousin of the Romanovs. The two met years ago one summer in Paris and became close confidantes. Now Eliza embarks on the trip of a lifetime, home with Sofya to see the splendors of Russia. But when Austria declares war on Serbia and Russia's Imperial dynasty begins to fall, Eliza escapes back to America, while Sofya and her family flee to their estate outside the city. In need of domestic help, they hire the local fortuneteller's daughter, Varinka, unknowingly bringing intense danger into their home. On the other side of the Atlantic, Eliza is doing her part to help the White Russian families find safety as they escape the revolution. But when Sofya's letters suddenly stop coming she fears the worst for her best friend.
From the turbulent streets of St. Petersburg and aristocratic estates of the countryside to the avenues of Paris and the society of fallen Russian émigrés there to the mansions of Long Island, the lives of Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka will intersect in profound ways, taking readers on a breathtaking ride through a momentous time in history.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Martha Hall Kelly is the New York Times bestselling author of Lilac Girls. She lives in Connecticut, where she spends her days filling legal pads with stories and reading World War II books.
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.