I enjoyed Lilac Girls and was excited to read Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly, even though it hasn’t been as well received. And, now that I have finished, I can see why. Lost Roses is about friends, living in Russia and New York during WWI. Eliza, Sofya, and Varinka lives are detailed through the book. The stories are interesting and I liked learning about the characters, but the book as a whole was too long. I am glad I read it, but it was slow-going.