You are invited to a book launch at Hillcrest museum, Souris MB, Friday the 30th of June at 5 pm. We will start the day at 3:30 with a come and go vintage garden tea party. At 5 pm, we will retire to the drawing room at Hillcrest for a twenty minute presentation about the inspiration behind “The Night they Came For Til” and a short reading.
About the book:
“The Night They Came For Til, they took me too.”
In the tenements of London England, 1904 is a dangerous time to be suffragettes on crusade.
Shannon’s aunt Matilda “Til” Stone, gynecologist, suffragette, and all around tyrant, believes women should have the right to birth control and self determination. After ten years spent at Til’s side, Shannon was trained as a midwife to be her right hand.
After a brutal attack that was meant to destroy their work, Shannon is shipped off to Canada to avoid the scandal around Til’s arrest.
In Oakland Manitoba, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union was assigned to start a cottage hospital and once it was complete, they were not allowed to run it. Shannon landed in women’s rights battle that shook the community and threatened the new hospital.
Busy working as a midwife Shannon helped the women of the community find their voice while she found her own.
Faced with a choice to live a normal life as a wife and mother or go back to England and crusade with her aunt, this book explores her choices and how they affected an entire community.
The Night They Came for Til is a historical fiction novel based on true events.
About the Author: Rebekah Lee Jenkins lives and works as a hairstylist in Souris Manitoba. Thirteen years ago, while working as an administrative assistant at the Town of Souris, she assisted the History Book committee compile and verify research. The novel “The Night They Came For Til” evolved from that research.
Contact info: Check out the first chapter at RebekahLeeJenkins@wordpress.com, phone number 204-483-0787, email: firstname.lastname@example.org instagram: rebekahleejenkins, Facebook: Rebekah Lee Jenkins Author
Amazon kindle: ebook available at the night they came for til