The Winter Sisters is a spellbinding frontier-America historical fantasy. If you like unique twists on history, complex characters, and a touch of enchantment, then you’ll love Tim Westover’s richly woven tale.
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The Winter Sisters
A stuffy big-city doctor. Three rural folk healers. An unexpected partnership could put lives on the line…
Georgia, 1822. Dr. Aubrey Waycross puts his faith in science, not superstition. So when he moves to a remote mountain town, he’s dismayed to see the townsfolk reject his scientific blood-letting methods in favor of potions and witchcraft. And with a rabid panther stalking the area, he’s running out of time to convince the citizens of the error of their ways.
Confronting the trio of spell-peddling sisters, he’s stunned to find their herbal remedies may contain the missing ingredient he needs for a cure. But with the local pastor hellbent on driving them out and the youngest sister unwilling to share her mysterious abilities, he worries he could lose the sick to madness and death.
Can Dr. Waycross discover the right combination of science and sorcery to save the townspeople?
The Winter Sisters by Tim Westover is magical and mesmerizing. It’s historical fiction with a bit of fantasy thrown in.
When Dr. Aubrey Waycross arrives in Lawrenceville, Georgia, he expects to have lots of patients since the town has no doctor. He agreed to take this remote assignment because he’s been told a rabid panther is roaming the woods, and his sister died from rabies when he was a boy.
Dr. Waycross thinks his science will lure people away from their superstitions. He’s heard about the Winter sisters, and their “healing” powers. Of course, he scoffs at this because science trumps everything else in his mind. When he heads off to meet these Winter sisters, he expects to find three old healer women in the woods. And here, our story begins….okay, it started at the beginning, but you get the point. I just don’t want to spoil anything for you!
I absolutely love the characters in The Winter Sisters. They’re well-developed and unique. The author’s descriptive language brings them as well as the setting to life. The pacing is just right and will keep you engaged throughout. I don’t think there was any point in the book where I was bored or thought the author was adding unnecessary scenes to the book just for filler.
This is definitely a book I will always recommend to historical fiction/fantasy lovers. It’s exceptional and fun, and I think you’ll love it as much as I did.
Thanks to Smith Publicity for providing me with a free review copy. This did not influence my review in any way. I wasn’t required to give a review; I chose to leave one because I enjoyed the story. All opinions are mine and may differ from yours.