D to find out if Emma and Claire ten and seven respectively would be okay to read the abuse of a young girl and hard to believe the age of consent at that time was only ten Appalling is an understatement A
Man S World For Sure But Some s world for sure but some strong women like Mary thrived found men who loved them for their spirit and intelligence but too few In this book though there are some strong women characters and they were a joy to behold Good men too Jakob William loving men who put right before wrongUpon finishing I had to look to now and how much has changed but at the same time how little Crooked politicians corrupt police officers sexual harassment rape trials where woman are painted as being at fault where some lives still matter than others I do think that we are progressing but so slowly Another book that makes one think of times past and present One of the sisters slower reads but as always enjoyed the thoughts this book generatedARC from Edelweiss 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 w The saga of Mary Sutter continues in this brilliant historical novel by Robin Oliveira Of course you absolutely 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 be dead Dr Mary Sutter and her family never give up the search for the girls despite the loss of other family members Ultimately a horror is discovered 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 down for me particularly in the very beginning which is why I have not rated it a 5 That does not and should not detract from the fact that this is a marvelous must read book Thank you to Edelweiss for my copy of this book 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 now 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. 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. A historical story about two young girls who disappear during a horrific blizzard in Albany in the late 1800 s Many lives were lost and many during a horrific blizzard in Albany in the late 1800 s Many lives were lost and many 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 some dark 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 j DNF 24% I cannot stomach what is happening to the young girls in this book 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 delve into her seuel I was not in the least bit disappointedIn 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 dead taken by the snow the cold and the river close by Everyone seems to accept this theory Everyone that is except Mary William Elizabeth Mary s niece and Mary s mother They wonder how the girls could have vanished The story is built around the search that Mary and William conduct for the girls the daughters of very close friends of Mary and William s Where did the girls go Are they alive Were they taken Can Mary and William s hope for the girls be just a dream or can that hope become a realityThere was so much going on in this well written historical book It tore at one s heartstrings and made one aware of what life was like for women and young girls in 1879 It also pointed out that women of that time were definitely second class citizens and that Mary s choice of a profession was filled with bigotry hate and misogyny This book was definitely a page turner and although it did present the absolutely gruesome nature of some it also pointed out the goodness and love that lie within each of us I recommend this book most highly for ability to make one realize how far we have come in the
way women are viewed and treated today 45 starsThis book takes place in Albany New York women are viewed and treated today 45 starsThis book takes place in Albany New York 1879Emma and Claire are stuck at school during a blizzard They have to wait there for three days and the teacher finally let s the students go home when the blizzard is over There was so much snow Four feet of snow fe 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 read as a stand alone without any loss of contextFollowing a devastating blizzard two young girls are missing and 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. 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 on Albany devastating the city When the snow finally settles two newly orphaned girls are mis.
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Day References To Enterain Readers I Willreferences to enterain readers I will 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 eep your eyes peeled and enjoy4 starsThank you to NetGalley and Viking for a galley of this book in exchange for an honest review 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 age One can argue that although the book is marketed as historical fiction it is actually 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 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 done so It is 1879 in New York a massive snow storm hits causing many deaths and the strange 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 the sexual abuse and rape of a young child a trial police corruption and the untold greed of manI started this and it started out with a bang the snowstorm and it s aftermath but then it lagged for uite a while thought of putting it aside but it took off again and this time I couldn t look away Ha. 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 public danger as she seeks to protect the fragile putt.