Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Winter Sisters” by Tim Westover, 2019 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Tim Westover, author of “The Winter Sisters” has written an intriguing, captivating, bewitching and entertaining novel. The Genres for this novel are Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, and Fiction. The story takes place In the Georgia Mountains, around 1822. The author describes the dramatic and colorful characters as complex and complicated.
Dr. Aubrey Waycross is a physician who believes in only the scientific methods of the time. He is invited to a small rural town in Georgia where they need a doctor. His first introduction to this town is when he sees a salesman playing the banjo, singing and selling a tonic that can cure all ills. The small town is very wary of the doctor. Up in the mountains are “The Winter Sisters” who have the reputation of healing and saving people. A few people consider them witches.
The three sisters, Sarah, Rebecca, and Effie seem to have some secrets up their sleeves. The town is terrified of a Panther that has rabies. There really is no cure for treating someone with rabies. Sarah and Rebecca are used to the plants and herbs. Aubrey becomes fascinated by them and ultimately invites the sisters to join him in treating patients.
The question that most interests Aubrey, who believes in a scientific approach, how can anything with magic heal people? I found this story to be intriguing and would recommend this to readers who appreciate Historical Fantasy and Magical Realism.