Welcome to my stop on the The Winter Sisters blog tour sponsored by Suzy Approved Book Tours! Thank you to Suzy for the invitation!
About the Book:
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?
What a quirky, fun historical! Dr. Waycross is a doctor in Georgia in 1822. He’s arrived in the mountains to bring his medicine there, knowing that these are among the most superstitious people around.
The Winter Sisters are the local healers, and they already can cure the ailments of the day, including consumption and yellow fever. Some people think the sisters are witches.
When rabies comes to the mountains, Dr. Waycross and the sisters have to bring medicine and superstition together to save lives.
My favorite aspect of the novel was all the clever, funny bits. It was also an interesting time and place, and I especially loved the sisters and how they took care of the people in the community. The early practices of medicine by Dr. Waycross were also fascinating.
Overall, The Winter Sisters is an engaging, informative, and entertaining story. I’d love to hear more from the sisters in the future!
I received a complimentary copy.
About the Author:
I’m an adopted Southerner writing novels about ancient spirits, humble ghosts, singing trees, medicine-show men, haunted pianos, and miraculous sisters in the 19th century.
I take inspiration from tall tales, Southern myths and legends, small towns, folklore, fantasy, magic, and the real-life history of the South’s backroads and byways.
Have you read The Winter Sisters, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR