“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.
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Rebekah Jenkins has been writing to avoid real life since she was a child on a farm in Manitoba. The Night They Came For Til is based on her hometown of Souris, Manitoba which she refers to as Oakland. Hope in Oakland will be released on June 8th, 2018. Her characters are inspired by real life women crusaders, Margaret Sanger the pioneer of birth control and Clara Brett Martin, Canada’s first female lawyer. Rebekah believes in presenting strong female role models for her nieces. She lives in Souris and works part time as a hairstylist and is excited to start work on the sequel to The Night They Came For Til- tentatively named “Taking Til. To be released in 2019.