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Winter Sisters

por Robin Oliveira

Séries: Mary Sutter (2)

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New York, 1879: After an epic snow storm ravages the city of Albany, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former civil war surgeon, begins a search for two little girls, the daughters of close friends killed by the storm who have vanished without a trace. Mary's mother and niece Elizabeth, who has been studying violin in Paris, return to Albany upon learning of the girls' disappearance - but Elizabeth has another reason for wanting to come home, one she is not willing to reveal. Despite resistance from the community, who believe the girls to be dead, the family persists in their efforts to find the two sisters. When what happened to them is revealed, the uproar that ensues tears apart families, reputations, and even the social fabric of the city, exposing dark secrets about some of the most powerful of its citizens, and putting fragile loves and lives at great risk.… (mais)
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Winter Sisters. Robin Oliveira. 2018. In the late 1880’s, a massive blizzard buries Albany, N.Y. Two young girls go missing. Their parents are killed but the bodies of the girls are never recovered. Friends of Claire and Emma’s parents are physicians Drs. Mary and William Stipp; they are never completely convinced that the girls are dead. Six weeks after their disappearance, they show up. It is obvious that they have been terribly emotionally and physically abused. Mary and her family are determined to find out who abused the children and see that he is brought to justice. This an excellent historical novel based on facts. We read about the rights of women under the law as far as rape victims are concerned and the way prostitutes are treated. We learn about society during this time and way women doctors were ridiculed and mistreated. It is also a beautiful love story. Well written. ( )
  judithrs | May 26, 2021 |
A few thoughts:
- I had no idea this was a historical mystery when I picked it up -- for some reason I thought it was either a contemporary or a flashback mystery.
- I also did not realize this was part of a series; it took me a while to pick up on the characters, and I imagine reading the previous novel would have helped me understand some of the relationships more quickly.
- There is some medically graphic description of sexual abuse of a child.
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  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
What a heartbreaking novel this was. I picked up "Winter Sisters" because of the stunning front cover and I found myself soon engrossed in a compelling family drama. My heart bled for what the two girls, especially ten-year-old Emma had to endure when the sisters disappeared during a severe blizzard which killed both their parents. It was a hard read at times, especially when Emma's injuries were described and I was horrified to discover that the age of consent in New York in 1879 was ten years of age! I felt sick to my stomach when I read that! I had my suspicions fairly early on who the perpetrator was but that didn't detract from the novel in any way.

I admired Dr Mary Sutter who fought for women's rights and defied society's oppression of women. She showed strength and determination all through the novel. The other family members - William, Amelia and Elizabeth - were just as inspiring. They rallied around the two girls and protected them from public opinion and attempted to heal them from the trauma they had endured for six, long, terrifying weeks.

The courtroom drama in Part 3 of the the book was extremely well done and I found it hard to stop reading as lies and betrayals were exposed. I thought Jason was terrific and what he did was truly heroic. However, it was Emma who was the shining light during the trial and I wanted to scoop her in my arms and hug her for her fortitude under extremely trying circumstances,

"Winter Sisters" was a wonderful historical thriller. It was beautifully written and was seeped in rich, period detail and atmosphere. Full of tragedy, corruption, bravery, bigotry and finally redemption, it was a compelling read. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Aug 25, 2020 |
Two young sisters disappear during a historic snowstorm in Albany, NY. This novel, set in 1879, will hold your attention as you slowly discover what befell the McDonnell sisters on that terrible day. ( )
  Gingermama | Mar 1, 2019 |
Winter Sisters will be one of my best read books of 2018. The history of the time pulled me in and held on to my attention the entire book. I was intrigued by the role of women and how Mary Sutter was able to be a doctor in a time with that just didn’t happen. It was interesting to see how the men treated her and how she reacted to their treatment. Mary Sutter is a strong, unbelievably strong, character that comes from a time when women were expected to be at home raising the children, cooking dinner, and being a wife and made a career for herself in a male job.

The mystery aspect of the story was not hard to figure out but I found it interesting to see how the culprit would be brought down. I knew that some of the other characters were working to bring to them down and I was hoping they would be successful. I was appalled at some of the laws that made it difficult to find the justice that was desperately needed. Some of those who were enforcing those laws were equally horrific and I had hoped that would get what they deserved in the end also.

Winter Sisters is a wonderful, easy to read, enjoyable historical mystery fiction. I could not stop reading and felt that I was invested in the outcome. This is the first book by Robin Oliveira but I am definitely adding her to my must-read authors list. ( )
  Charlotte_Lynn | Jul 23, 2018 |
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New York, 1879: After an epic snow storm ravages the city of Albany, Dr. Mary Sutter, a former civil war surgeon, begins a search for two little girls, the daughters of close friends killed by the storm who have vanished without a trace. Mary's mother and niece Elizabeth, who has been studying violin in Paris, return to Albany upon learning of the girls' disappearance - but Elizabeth has another reason for wanting to come home, one she is not willing to reveal. Despite resistance from the community, who believe the girls to be dead, the family persists in their efforts to find the two sisters. When what happened to them is revealed, the uproar that ensues tears apart families, reputations, and even the social fabric of the city, exposing dark secrets about some of the most powerful of its citizens, and putting fragile loves and lives at great risk.

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