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Winter SistersStunning Oliveira writes with feeling” The New York Times Book Review“An engrossing story that feel utterly timely” People “The Best New Books” New York An epic blizzard descends on Albany devastating the city When the snow finally settles two newly orphaned girls are missing. 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 sisters become lost during the mother of all blizzards in Albany New York You do find out what happens to the sisters about midway through the book and the remaining portion deals with what exactly took place by whom and the ensuing courtroom drama While it isn’t difficult to figure out who the culprit is I did find the role of women during 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 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 the depiction of women’s issues to be compelling than the story itself

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Winter Sisters Free download ´ 2 ✓ ➿ Winter Sisters Free ➶ Author Robin Oliveira – Gwairsoft.co.uk 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 descends Stunning Oliveira writes withDetermined 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 public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile putting. Genre Historical FictionPublisher Penguin Group Viking Pub Date Feb 27 2018“Winter Sisters” is historical fiction We see life in Albany New York during 1879 as clearly as if we have been walking 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 female doctor“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 drama This occurs later in the book and brilliantly portrays a sensational trial that has the local newspapers working around the clock and the residents arguing over their dinner tables Here is where the reader discovers the reasons for pushing back the year of the storm Next sentence is a possible spoiler In 1879 the age of female sexual consent was ten years old Learning this fact made this reviewer physically ill The law was changed in 1886 The legal age for female consent went from ten years of age to sixteen years of age One can argue that although the book is marketed as historical fiction it is actually a thoughtful thriller hidden within a historical fiction tale with a feminist theme The only flaw takes place in the first few chapters There is a difficulty in following just who is who in the story's many protagonists This may be so because “Winter” is the follow up tale to “My Name Is Mary Sutter” who is the female surgeon The book is engaging as well as politically profound with matters that are still present in today times Simply look at current cable news channelsI received this Advance Review Copy ARC novel from the publisher at no cost in exchange for an honest reviewFind all my book reviews atGoodreads Me Alone I am Reading Reviewing Martie’s Book Reviews

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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 capable. 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 a devastating blizzard two young girls are missing and presumed dead Months later the girls reappear Their aunt Dr Mary Stipp nee Sutter discovers 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 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 modern day references to enterain readers I will gladly hear what you have to say Dr Stipp but only after I speak to Emma I do 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