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I'm excited to Introduce you to Hattie McBride. She has been my constant companion for over five years and writing her story has been a journey like nothing I imagined... but now it's time to let her go.
The Redemption of Hattie McBride is finally available for purchase... which is thrilling and terrifying!
I hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Redemption of Hattie McBride
A Bible, a battered suitcase, and dusty photos all point to a century-old crime. For Ed Janzen, these clues from a bygone era also dredge up a dark family secret. Was his Great Uncle Henry involved in the unsolved 1920 murder of Hattie McBride, the Madam of Coalmont?
The Redemption of Hattie McBride weaves together historical facts and modern-day fiction as Ed and his wife Hannah try to unravel the truth about what happened in that British Columbia village, which once lured miners, ranchers, and grifters to the future “City of Destiny.”
The author takes the reader back in time, deftly interspersing vividly rendered details and characters from 1914 to 1920—including McBride herself—with the present day. As Ed and Hannah tug on threads from the past, what becomes clear is that nothing is quite as it seems. The Redemption of Hattie McBride keeps you guessing until the end, while bringing to light the little-known story of Coalmont’s colourful heyday.
" Author Dawnelle Guenther does a wonderful job weaving actual history, people & places and creates a empathetic view of the possible situations that took title character to her actual demise.
Engaging, enjoyable & well written!" Bruce Fontaine - Director of 'Beyond Redemption'
"This is such a wonderful story, I fell in love with the characters and couldn’t put the book down. Incredible first novel,
I hope the author writes another!" Goodreads Review
"This book is excellent! From the very first pages, the author pulls you in, and the trail of breadcrumbs just keeps coming. It's nearly impossible to put the book down once you get started." Goodreads Review