KELLY, MARTHA HALLLOST ROSES (LILAC GIRLS, PREQUEL) Ballantine Books 2019 1524796379 / 9781524796372 First Edition, First Printing. HARDCOVER in Brand New jacket. Ballantine Books 4/9/2019. New hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. in Brand New jacket. Signed by the author on a tipped-in page. Store pick: Lost Roses is a prequel to Lilac Girls. It tells the story of Eliza Ferriday, mother of Caroline, and her efforts to help the aristocratic Russians who suffer and flee their country during WWI. Lost Roses also follows the plight of Sofya, who is born into privilege and related to the czar, and Varinka, a Russian peasant, who makes choices that seriously affect Sofya and her family. This book increased my understanding of the circumstances around WWI and had an entertaining storyline. You could easily enjoy this book without having read Lilac Girls. -Linda H., store volunteer Signed by author.