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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 "deaths and the strange disappearance of two young girls Mary and her husband were friends of their parents 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 agged "for uite a while thought of putting it aside but it took off "uite a while thought of putting it aside but it took off and this time I couldn t ook away Had to find out if Emma and Claire ten and seven "respectively would be okay Hard to read the abuse of a " would be okay Hard to read the abuse of a 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 ike Mary thrived found men who Childrens Phantasies 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 Williamoving men who put right before wrongUpon finishing I had to ook to now and how much has changed but at the same time how ittle Crooked politicians corrupt police officers sexual harassment rape trials where woman are painted as being at fault where some The Soviet Union 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 Genre Historical FictionPublisher Penguin Group Viking Pub Date Feb 27 2018 Winter Sisters is historical fiction We seeife 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 Gods and Heroes lives of four hundred people The author moves the year back in time for aegal matter in her story Winter Sisters is a courtroom drama This occurs Science, Technology and Culture later in the book and brilliantly portrays a sensational trial that has theocal 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 No Beast So Fierce law was changed in 1886 Theegal 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 ook 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 Mansplaining misogyny and metoo in the ate 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 Last Chance Bride loss of contextFollowing a devastating blizzard two young girls are missing and presumed dead Monthsater 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. Ing at risk Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy loves andives 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. Ed 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 45 starsThis book takes place in Albany New York in 1879Emma and Claire are stuck at school during a blizzard They have to wait there for three days and the teacher finally et s the students go 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 died in the "blizzard and the two sisters suddenly disappear they just vanish without a trace Dr Mary and "and the two sisters suddenly disappear they just vanish without a trace Dr Mary and 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 its dark and 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 I didn t read the first book but I was able to follow the story very well and I was never ost I eventually will read the first book since I really City Girl in Training loved this book This book was a really tough read with dark subject matter It hooked me straight from the beginning and didn tet 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 Mystery at Kittiwake Bay lots of deep breaths It was so grippingIoved the characters in this book they were all done so well I also Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files 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 amooking 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 The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, 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 theeast bit disappointedIn this book we earn 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 "become a realityThere was much going "On In This Well " in this well historical book It tore at one s heartstrings and made one aware of what ife was ike 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 ove that Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code 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 DNF 24% I cannot stomach what is happening to the young girls in this book A historical story about two young girls who disappear during a horrific blizzard in Albany in theate 1800 s Many Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, lives wereost 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 some dark souls The story is heart breaking and emotionally stirring with the hope that these innocent Daddy Wanted 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 going backwards tho to read the first book I am Mary Sutter by the same author She also wrote I Always Loved You I really don t think it mattered that I read this book out of author seuence because I was able to follow it along as a stand alone Ioved Mary Sutter when I read it and this picks up a ittle 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. 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. .