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Friday, February 22, 2019

Review and Giveaway: Winter Sisters by Robin Oliveira

Title: Winter Sisters
Author: Robin Oliveira
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: February 27, 2018
Source: Publisher


What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "New York, 1879: An epic blizzard descends on Albany, devastating the city. When the snow finally settles, two newly orphaned girls are missing. 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 at risk loves and lives in her quest to right unimaginable wrongs."

My Two Cents:

"Winter Sisters" is the story of Mary Sutter, a Civil War surgeon, who now finds herself entangled in the mystery of what happened to two young sisters, Emma and Claire when they disappear during a blizzard. Mary will be thrown into some difficult circumstances as she uncovers what happened to them and how to help them recover.

This book is the second book in Robin Oliviera's Mary Sutter series. It takes place quite awhile after the first book. I have not read the first book and was able to pick this book up just fine. I really enjoyed this book though and would like to go back and read the first book now.

Be warned - what happens to Emma and Claire is difficult to read and may turn off more sensitive readers. If you can get past those difficult parts, you get a good thriller with a smart heroine at the helm. I especially liked the parts about how Mary tries to help the girls both during the disappearance and after they are found. Finding the girls is the first step but there has been so much damage done that Mary really has her work cut out for her. I really enjoyed how the author inserted so much detail about the uphill battle that Mary, Emma, and Claire all face as they seek justice.

This was a riveting book and the action certainly kept me on my toes. I really enjoyed this story!





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8 comments:

  1. This looks really interesting. I've wanted to know more about Mary Sutter, but haven't really done anything about it.
    Do I need to read the first book before this one, or does it work as a stand-alone?

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  2. This sounds more interesting than I thought when I first looked at the cover. Glad you enjoyed it so much.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  3. Fascinating historical which is intriguing and interests me. Thanks.

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  4. This sounds like an amazing read. I'm intrigued about a woman surgeon working during the Civil War and also appreciate your trigger warning so I know what I'm getting into.

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  5. I loved My Name is Mary Sutter. I didn't realize there was a sequel. I definitely want to read this!

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  6. This book sounds great. I haven't read the first book either so I'm glad to hear you could pick up the story fine.

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  7. I haven't heard of this author or the series before. Thriller/suspense books are my favorite. This sounds like a book I'd enjoy.
    Dianna

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