Book Review for WINTER SISTERS by Robin Oliveira
WINTER SISTERS by Robin Oliveira
Mary Sutter Series, Book 2
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A spellbinding historical novel filled with complex emotions, women's issues, and a well-crafted mystery.
WINTER SISTERS is the first book that I have read by Robin Oliveira and can I say that I am blown away. The combination of eloquence and grit within this narrative is equally balanced to keep the reader entranced in this book from beginning to end.
Here is the thing. So many authors can do one thing well, but it is the truly talented ones that manage to handle multiple elements and blend them seamlessly. Oliveira does just that. Her cast of characters will pull you into their story as each encounters their own personal obstacles. Then, as the reader delves further in, the author carefully peels back the layers of a mystery most foul while intertwining the hurdles Mary Sutter and other women face in this era. It is simply perfection.
Fans of both historical fiction and crime novels will no doubt devour this book. I know I did.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
From the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter comes a rich and compelling historical novel about the disappearance of two young girls after a cataclysmic blizzard, and what happens when their fate is discovered
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.
Winter Sisters is a propulsive new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Mary Sutter.
About the Author: Robin Oliveira grew up just outside Albany, New York in Loudonville. She holds a B.A. in Russian, and studied at the Pushkin Language Institute in Moscow, Russia. She is also a Registered Nurse, specializing in Critical Care and Bone Marrow Transplant. She received an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the fiction editor for the literary magazine upstreet and a former assistant editor at Narrative Magazine. She was awarded the James Jones First Novel Fellowship in 2007 for her then novel-in-progress, THE LAST BEAUTIFUL DAY, an excerpt of which appeared in the 2008 issue of Provincetown Arts. She lives in Seattle, Washington with her family."
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Viking (February 27, 2018)
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