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My Name Is Mary Sutter: A Novel

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Historical, entertaining and passionate.

Mary Sutter is not your typical, strikingly beautiful, heroine, however, she is truly a beautiful person, full of strength and grace that you will admire and love. This is a compelling story of the young men who fought during the Civil War without leadership, food, med...
Mary Sutter is not your typical, strikingly beautiful, heroine, however, she is truly a beautiful person, full of strength and grace that you will admire and love. This is a compelling story of the young men who fought during the Civil War without leadership, food, medicine or proper weapons and the surgeons and nurses who tried, against unsurmountable odds, to help and comfort them. My Name Is Mary Sutter is a beautiful story of love and survival in the richly historical setting of the Civil War. Robin Oliveira's writing style and characters will stay with you long after the story ends. This was her first novel, hopefully she's working on her second.

posted by Gertt on June 22, 2010

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

My Name Is Mary Sutter

A book that caught me in the first chapter. Anyone interested in the history of the Civil War or medicine in early America will love this book. Parts are heartbreaking as the few doctors available then struggle with the lack of hygiene and medicine during the war, part...
A book that caught me in the first chapter. Anyone interested in the history of the Civil War or medicine in early America will love this book. Parts are heartbreaking as the few doctors available then struggle with the lack of hygiene and medicine during the war, parts are incredible in the bravery and selflessness shown by those who tried to save young lives and keep supplies coming through enemy lines. Mary Sutter breaks all the rules in her deep desire to be a surgeon and I rooted for her the entire book. Details of life during that time are well documented and the writer kept the story moving and interesting.

posted by Leslie50 on August 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2010

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    My Name Is Mary Sutter

    A book that caught me in the first chapter. Anyone interested in the history of the Civil War or medicine in early America will love this book. Parts are heartbreaking as the few doctors available then struggle with the lack of hygiene and medicine during the war, parts are incredible in the bravery and selflessness shown by those who tried to save young lives and keep supplies coming through enemy lines. Mary Sutter breaks all the rules in her deep desire to be a surgeon and I rooted for her the entire book. Details of life during that time are well documented and the writer kept the story moving and interesting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    I like the read very much but became frustrated at times with Ma

    I like the read very much but became frustrated at times with Mary's character. I also wanted more character interaction and found more history of the civil war taking precedence over the story content. It lacked some cohesiveness. The theme of the story was great and had good history of the civil war period. Mary's character was strong and I liked that.

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    Posted May 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    I wish I could like it more.

    The research is amazing. The story is interesting. The multiple points of view are too distracting. The title doesn't depict the story - at all.

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Interesting, but not great

    I loved the main character and her drive...enjoyed the period piece, but wish the characters were more fleshed out and there were less pages spent on Lincoln and the battles. Overall it has potential, it just doesnt quite reach it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2010

    pretty good

    The story was good. It gives good insight into what conditions existed during the civil war. If you like history you will like the book. Some of the parts/coverations involving Abraham Lincoln were unnecessary. I was hoping for more from the book but still would recomend.

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