Lost Roses

I listened to this book and I really enjoyed it.  The author also wrote Lilac Girls, which was a great success.  She is back with this book which traces the friendship between an American socialite and heiress and a Russian aristocrat.  Much of it is based on real people and real events.  The setting is New York and St. Petersburg and the time is 1914.  Many Americans view the problems in Russia as a distant type of thing.  The revolution and the tragic events of those days are brought vividly to life as we listen to. or read, the account of those horrible days.  Sofia and Eliza, oceans apart, experience loss, anger, fear and rebirth throughout this novel.  

I really enjoyed this book.  The story was well told and I learned many things about the Russian Revolution from both viewpoints.  

I recommend this book.