The Bellamy-Ferriday House Just Made My Christmas Extra Special

After spending so much time at The Bellamy-Ferriday House and Gardens researching Lilac Girls, you can imagine how attached I’ve become to the lovely old house. I’ve also become so fond of the wonderful people at The Connecticut Landmarks, in whose hands Caroline left her beloved home. This year they have done a holiday tribute to Lilac … More The Bellamy-Ferriday House Just Made My Christmas Extra Special

Some Wonderful New Caroline Ferriday Pictures

I love this new batch of Caroline Ferriday photos, especially this one of Caroline and her friend Helena Piasecka. Helena was one of the four so-called “Rabbits” who not only stayed with Caroline on their trip to America, but also married in the states and became one of Caroline’s lifelong friends. They are so happy to be … More Some Wonderful New Caroline Ferriday Pictures

Stacey Fitzgerald’s Amazing Lilac Girls Video Filmed at The Bellamy Ferriday House

When Stacey Fitzgerald, documentary filmmaker extraordinaire suggested we shoot a short video about how Lilac Girls: A Novel came to be, while she shot footage for her upcoming documentary Saving the Rabbits (the story behind Lilac Girls-how Caroline Ferriday helped a group of Polish women who’d survived experiments at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp) I jumped at the chance. … More Stacey Fitzgerald’s Amazing Lilac Girls Video Filmed at The Bellamy Ferriday House

The Amazing Portrait of Caroline Ferriday Returns Home to The Bellamy-Ferriday House

Last April I visited The Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, Ct., Caroline’s lovely country home she and her family called The Hay. I turned the corner in her bedroom, a room I’d been to many times since I first started researching Caroline’s life for Lilac Girls and stopped in my tracks. On the lovely wallpapered wall was … More The Amazing Portrait of Caroline Ferriday Returns Home to The Bellamy-Ferriday House