Robin Oliveira: Winter Sisters

O home when the blizzard is over There was so much snow Four feet of snow fell killing 400 people Their parents never picked them up at school so they walked home Bonnie and David O Donnell are the parents of Emma and Claire and their parents ied in the blizzard and the two sisters suddenly Citizen Cain disappear they just vanish without a trace Dr Mary and Dr William Still are very close to the family and they are searching for them The girls are only seven years old and ten years old Dr Mary was a former Civil War Surgeon What happens to these girls is so gut wrenching and itsark and Trail of Secrets disturbingThe age of consent was 10 years old in New York in 1879 This is a historical mystery and it is a seuel to My Name is Mary Sutter Iidn t read the first book but I was able to follow the story very well and I was never lost I eventually will read the first book since I really loved this book This book was a really tough read with How to Train a Cowboy dark subject matter It hooked me straight from the beginning andidn t let go until the very end The title of the book and the book cover was what enticed me to read this book It was a huge surprise of how good it was It was so suspenseful and held my breath several times and had to take lots of One Special Moment deep breaths It was so grippingI loved the characters in this book they were allone so well I also loved the strong character of Mary Sutter and my heart really went out to the sisters Emily and Claire Everything they went through was so gut wrenching I am looking forward to reading My Name is Mary SutterI want to thank Edelweiss the publisher and the author Robin Oliveira for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review 45 emotional loving eye opening starsHaving read Robin Oliveria s previous novel My Name Is Mary Sutter and enjoying it greatly I was ever so anxious to A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain delve into her seuel I was not in the least bitisappointedIn this book we learn of Mary s marriage to William and how they now practice medicine together It is the winter of 1879 in upstate New York and a blizzard is raging Two young sisters go missing and are presumed Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, dead taken by the snow the cold and the river close by Everyone seems to accept this th DNF 24% I cannot stomach what is happening to the young girls in this book A historical story about two young girls whoisappear The Mommy Makeover during a horrific blizzard in Albany in the late 1800 s Many lives were lost and many catastrophes occurred because of the heavy blizzard and then its after effects of snowice melt and flooding In this town there are very good hearted normal and hard working people and as always there are also someark souls The story is heart breaking and emotionally stirring with the hope that these innocent little girls are found and are unharmed and alive The plot escalates onward and the reader gets taken in with fingers pointed at possible suspects and eventually goes into a heated court trial with a small town judge and jury Some other juicy scandals and social injustices are revealed along the way It was a good read I am goi. Ing at risk loves and lives in her uest to right unimaginable wrongs As contemporary as it is historic Winter Sisters is part gripping thriller part family saga and ultimately a story of trauma and resilience that explores the tremendous good and unspeakable evil of which humans are capab.

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I loved Mary Sutter when I read it and this picks up a little further along in time While it would be helpful to have read that one first I think it would be okay to read this without having The Convicts Bounty Bride (Convict Wives done so It is 1879 in New York a massive snow storm hits causing manyeaths and the strange A River of Royal Blood (Untitled, disappearance of two young girls Mary and her husband were friends of their parents family connections and they search but the girls are not to be found What happens next is the stuff of nightmares th Genre Historical FictionPublisher Penguin Group Viking Pub Date Feb 27 2018 Winter Sisters is historical fiction We see life in Albany New Yorkuring 1879 as clearly as if we have been walking First Blood down the street with the main characters Winter Sisters is a family saga with a poignant feminist narrative One character is a midwife who becomes a surgeon The author models the surgeon after Elizabeth Blackwell MD 1821 1910 America s first femaleoctor Winter Sisters is a mystery A historical blizzard blasts the city and in its chaotic wake two young girls go missing Her family spends weeks searching for them in case they survived This blizzard is not fiction It occurred in 1888 and took the lives of four hundred people The author moves the year back in time for a legal matter in her story Winter Sisters is a courtroom The Palliser Novels drama This occurs later in the book a Mansplaining misogyny and metoo in the late 1800 sThe things change the they stay the sameRobin Oliveira s historical novel is a seuel of sorts to My Name is Mary Sutter and picks up about 15 years after the end of the Civil War Note Winter Sisters can be read as a stand alone without any loss of contextFollowing aevastating blizzard two young girls are missing and presumed Men And Gods In Mongolia dead Months later the girls reappear Their aunt Dr Mary Stipp nee Sutteriscovers they have experienced unspeakable trauma What follows is Oliveira s interpretation of how an investigation and court case might have been conducted in an era when the authority of female Hunter Killer (Pike Logan doctors wasn t taken seriously and the age of consent was 10 yes you read that correctly and it is historically accurateWhile the story is interesting in its own right Oliveira includes a few modernay references to enterain readers I will gladly hear what you have to say Dr Stipp but only after I speak to Emma I o not want to contaminate my impressions with yoursThey are not impressions They are factsThere are facts and then there are alternate factsThat is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard anyone sayThat s but one example so keep your eyes peeled and enjoy4 starsThank you to NetGalley and Viking for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review This is a straightforward historical novel and the follow up to My Name is Mary Sutter Since I haven t read Mary Sutter I chose to skip a a paragraph here and there to prevent spoiling that book should I choose to read it Nevertheless Winter Sisters may be read as a stand aloneWinter Sisters takes place fourteen years after the Civil War as two young sis. Stunning Oliveira writes with feeling” The New York Times Book Review“An engrossing story that feel utterly timely” People “The Best New Books” New York 1879 An epic blizzard escends on Albany evastating the city When the snow finally settles two newly orphaned girls are mis.

Ters become lost uring the mother of all blizzards in Albany New York You Flying Scotsman Manual do find out what happens to the sisters about midway through the book and the remaining portioneals with what exactly took place by whom and the ensuing courtroom Alpha (Shifters, drama While it isn tifficult to figure out who the culprit is I Whalerider did find the role of womenuring this time to be eye opening We all know that women were considered to be secondary to men remnants of which can still be felt today Anyway this makes Dr Mary Sutter s profession all the admirable For example she illegally treats prostitutes who were unable to receive medical attention Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex due to their profession Further Dr Sutter endures a brutal review by an all male medical board which put my teeth on edge Clearly I found theepiction of women s issues to be compelling than the story itself The saga of Mary Sutter continues in this brilliant historical novel by Robin Oliveira Of course you absolutely Graphic Design For Everyone do not have to read My Name is Mary Sutter to fall in love with her in this tale but it will help you to fully understand her strength and character Winter Sisters works fine as a stand alone novel In a harsh blizzard two sisters go missing While everyone in the small community believe them to beead Dr Mary Sutter and her family never give up the search for the girls Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, despite the loss of other family members Ultimately a horror isiscovered the truth of what happened to girls and it breaks the town apart I won t reveal because it is the crux of the story but the courage of Mary Sutter and the women in her family shine as an example for all women Oliveira has once again shown us the strength that we all possess and can muster when necessary I admit there were times that the book bogged Sweetland down for me particularly in the very beginning which is why I have not rated it a 5 Thatoes not and should not Art of Laurel and Hardy detract from the fact that this is a marvelous must read book Thank you to Edelweiss for my copy of this book I seem to be one of the few people who came into this book without having read the preuel My Name is Mary Sutter and without knowing anything about the author Perhaps if I had I would have been prepared for what was to come but alas as it was what I read was not in the least what I expected ie a magical fairytale or a cozy mystery No indeed this was a grittyark meticulously researched work of historical fiction that covered some incredibly challenging themes child abduction rape Hers To Cherish (Verdantia, devastating natural events floods blizzards bribery and corruption at the highest levels of local politics and Considering that I was expecting and in the mood for a light and magical tale it speaks to the excellence of this novel that I was uickly pulled in and enthralled to the point I was staying up long past my bedtime to find out what happened next Oliveira builds a rich at 45 starsThis book takes place in Albany New York in 1879Emma and Claire are stuck at schooluring a blizzard They have to wait there for three The Intelligent Entrepreneur days and the teacher finally let s the students Sing Determined not to give up hope Dr Mary Sutter a former Civil War surgeon searches for the two sisters When what happened to them is finally revealed Dr Sutter must fight the most powerful of Albany's citizens risking personal and publicanger as she seeks to protect the fragile putt.

Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany New York in Loudonville She holds a BA in Russian and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow Russia She is also a Registered Nurse specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant She received an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the fiction editor for the literary magazine upstreet and a former assis