The Winter Sisters

The Winter Sisters

Folklore, medicine, witches, and superstition in the Georgia mountains. Dr. Waycross knows bleeding and blistering, the best scientific medicine of 1822. He arrives in the Georgia mountains to bring his modern methods to the superstitious masses. But the local healers, the Winter sisters, claim to treat yellow fever, consumption, and the hell-roarin' trots just as well as he can. Some folks call the sisters herb women; some call them witches. Waycross calls them quacks. But when the threat of rabies—incurable and fatal—comes to town, Dr. Waycross and the Winter sisters must combine their science and superstition in a desperate search for a remedy. Can they find a miracle cure, or has the age of miracles passed?Dr. Waycross knows bleeding and blistering, the best scientific medicine of 1822. He arrives in the Georgia mountains to bring his modern methods to the superstitious masses. But the local healers, the Winter sisters, claim to treat yellow fever, consumption, and the hell-roarin' trots just as well as he can. Some folks call the sisters herb women; some call them witches. Waycross calls them quacks. But when the threat of rabies—incurable and fatal—comes to town, Dr. Waycross and the Winter sisters must combine their science and superstition in a desperate search for a remedy. Can they find a miracle cure, or has the age of miracles passed?

Title:The Winter Sisters
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    The Winter Sisters Reviews

  • Anna Louise

    Although the premise was what brought me to this book, I felt that it could have been executed better. I really liked the Winter sisters as characters, and found them fascinating. If the book was told...

  • Stella

    Three sister, exiled to the woods of a small Georgia town, are the 'healers' of a community. With some supernatural elements - as well as science of the time/day, the sisters are well known in the com...

  • Karen Kay

    Dr. Waycross knows the best scientific medicine of 1822. He arrives in the Georgia mountains to bring his modern methods to the superstitious masses. An okay read, some slow moving parts, although it ...

  • MaryannC. Book Freak

    3.5 StarsAn enjoyable and humorous read about Dr. Waycross who is lured to a small town in the Georgia Mountains in 19th century under false pretences that a rabies outbreak is plaguing the town. When...

  • Rachel

    The Winter Sisters by Tim Westover is an interesting novel that is part fiction/part fantasy. It intertwines both genres to create a quick, engrossing read.I enjoyed the characters and felt they had m...

  • Meghan

    This book was received as an ARC from QW Publishers - Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review a...

  • Bonnye Reed

    I received a free electronic copy on August 26, 2019, of this ARC from Netgalley, Tim Westover, and QW Publishers. Thank you all for sharing your hard work with me. I have read this historical novel o...

  • Elaine

    I learnt so many things from this book. Essentially, it is a book that compares between healers and doctors. But it's so much more than that. Dr Aubrey Waycross has been summoned to a village in the G...

  • Grady

    One Superb Novel!Georgia author Tim Westover earned his degrees form Davidson College in North Carolina and the University of Georgia and after traveling the world doing volunteer work and studying la...

  • Kristine Donahue

    Entertaining but flawed.In 1822, a young doctor is summoned to a practically frontier town, under false pretenses, only to find himself competing with the Winter sisters, healing women who have been t...