The Winter Sisters: A Novel

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BY TIM WESTOVER

Released August 2019 | QW Publishers

Folklore, medicine, and superstition in the Georgia mountains, 1822.

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“Tim Westover has a rare talent for putting the reader right into the story, his characters are complex and never stereotypical, and the world he creates is both beautiful and haunting. This is a fine example of Southern Literature at its most moving, enchanting, and compelling.” Southern Literary Review

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ISBN: 978-0984974894

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 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.

Editorial Reviews

“Tim Westover has a rare talent for putting the reader right into the story, his characters are complex and never stereotypical, and the world he creates is both beautiful and haunting. This is a fine example of Southern Literature at its most moving, enchanting, and compelling.” -Southern Literary Review

A well-plotted, perfectly paced novel whose chapters paint a colorful portrait of the frontier town of Lawrenceville, Georgia and its residents. What begins as a story of the clash between so-called scientific and folk medicine in the second decade of the nineteenth century turns, by the end, into a much more profound reflection on the role that personal belief plays in how people of any time or place conduct their lives.” -The BookLife Prize, 9.75 / 10

"Solid writing and strong characters buoy this examination of a captivating moment in American history when old beliefs encountered the new. An enthralling, cozy tale set in an era when folklore reigned over science." -Kirkus Reviews

"Amid Lawrenceville's shenanigans and swirling fears, a witty, tender story arises and unexpected partnerships form.... The Winter Sisters is an entertaining historical fantasy in which lives change and minds open." -Foreword Clarion Reviews, 5 stars

"Regardless of your personal beliefs regarding traditional healing or western medicine, this novel is a balm for the soul, or perhaps a mirror, reminding us that what truly matters is not who ends up being wrong or right, but rather how we treat one another along the way."-Independent Review of Books, 5 stars

“A spellbinding blend of historical fiction and magic realism, THE WINTER SISTERS mixes science with superstition in this enchanting, lush novel.” -IndieReader, 5 stars

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