I have been told by native speakers that "a brother/sister of mine" is almost never used except in poems or old literature and should therefore always be "one of my brothers/sisters". Is it a valid opinion?
I have found a few example, though.
1) A sister of mine had a ‘big’ birthday last week and I wanted to make a special card for her > Fancy Fold Card with Bouquet Blooms ( Annette Sullivan: Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator, Australia – )
2) Can a sister of mine, who is a lawyer, go to jail for filing a false police report about me in March of 2019? > https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/can-a-sister-of-mine--who-is-a-lawyer--go-to-jail--4442448.html > (Highland Park, IL)> >
3) a sister of mine came down with polio > https://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Ha...3D6351C7D048256602000FB1A7/$file/C1125008.PDF > (australia)
What do you think of it?