The Night They Came For Til
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The Oakland Trilogy
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“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 and suffragette, believes women should have the right to birth control and self determination. After ten years spent at Til’s side, Shannon has 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, Shannon lands in a women’s rights battle that shakes the community and threatens the new hospital. As a midwife, Shannon helps the women of the community find their voice while she finds 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 affect an entire community.
"The Night They Came for Til" is a historical fiction novel based on true events.
Rebekah Lee Jenkins has always loved writing. After working ten years as a hairstylist, she took a break to work as an administrative assistant for the town of Souris. The history book was being written at that time, The Night They Came For Til was inspired by that research. Currently, Rebekah is working on the prequel "Hope in Oakland" and the sequel, "Taking Til". Look for "Hope in Oakland" in the Spring of 2018. She still lives and works in Souris as a part time hairstylist and part time writer.