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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 putting. 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

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Winter SistersAt 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. 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 gritty dark meticulously researched work of historical fiction that covered some incredibly challenging themes child abduction rape 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 atmosphere depicting late 19th century Albany in great detail and she examines the sensitive themes she does with tastefulness that does not brush over their horrific nature The story is essentially about two girls orphaned in a blizzard who are kidnapped and held against their will while the 10 year old one is raped Some chapters in and several weeks later the girls are able to escape the basement where they are held because of another natural disaster a flood caused by melting ice and snow The remainder of the story is about the aftermath of their travails about the trail both legal and public opinion about the difficulty of healing from such traumatic and horrific crimes about the power of familial support But what makes this an excellent historical work is that Winter Sisters is not just a story of individual overcoming of hardship it is also an expertly woven political tale about city machinations and crony relationships within the governmental and business spheres and about corruption at the highest levels And finally it is a searing depiction of and commentary on the historical oppression of women not only by the literal letter of the law but also by public opinion In 1879 the age of consent in NY was ten years and the vast majority of rape victims who even made it to trial as rape trials were incredibly rare were accused of wanting it and asking for it and as long as they were 10 years old or over usually this defense worked So many of these themes held on for at least a century though to an extent we are finally now emerging out of this era of traditional debasement and devaluing of womenThis novel is not for the faint of heart and also not for those who do not wish to read about such horrific acts as child rape which is implied only not described But if you can bear that I highly recommend this to anyone interested in historical fiction especially that set in the United States around the period of industrialization and urbanization and especially to those interested in women's history

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Winter Sisters review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ Winter Sisters Author Robin Oliveira – Horticulturetrader.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 descStunning 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. 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 Had to find out if Emma and Claire ten and seven respectively would be okay Hard 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 women 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