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Martha Hall Kelly

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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.

Genres: Historical, Literary Fiction
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Martha Hall Kelly recommends
All the Beautiful Girls (2018)
Elizabeth J Church
"An exquisitely crafted novel of love discovered and friendship found . . . No one captures the exuberant passions and inner struggles of women like Elizabeth Church."
Finding Dorothy (2019)
Elizabeth Letts
"Beautifully researched and written, Finding Dorothy pulls back the curtain on a fascinating relationship behind the making of The Wizard of Oz."
Irish Above All (2019)
(Of Irish Blood, book 3)
Mary Pat Kelly
"Prepare to be transported through 1920s-40s Chicago and Ireland for an epic story of love, loss and the strength of one incredible Irish woman."
The Queen's Fortune (2020)
Allison Pataki
"I absolutely loved The Queen’s Fortune, the fascinating, little-known story of Desiree Clary—the woman Napoleon left for Josephine—who ultimately triumphed and became queen of Sweden."
Hannah's War (2020)
Jan Eliasberg
"I flew through Hannah's War, a gripping true story long overdue to be told, of a brilliant woman physicist working to develop the first atomic bomb and the secret she fights to protect."
Conjure Women (2020)
Afia Atakora
"Brings the Civil War south beautifully to life - a heartbreaking joy to read."
The Moon Always Rising (2020)
Alice C Early
"The Moon Always Rising takes your imagination on a trip to lush Caribbean Nevis and the Scottish Highlands in an engrossing story about how love and forgiveness help broken people mend. I especially loved the fabulous ghost (jumbie)--such a unique and intriguing character!"
The Magnolia Palace (2022)
Fiona Davis
"I savor every glorious new Fiona Davis novel and The Magnolia Palace has it all--two intriguing heroines, two fabulous time periods to get swept up in, and a delicious mystery that keeps you on tenterhooks. I loved every minute of it!"
Cradles of the Reich (2022)
Jennifer Coburn
"I loved Cradles of the Reich, Jennifer Coburn's fascinating and incredibly well-researched look at this little-known Nazi breeding program and three women whose lives intersect there. Don't miss this wonderful historical fiction debut!"

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