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My first novel, "The Redemption of Hattie McBride" was published in July 2021 and it's been an thrilling journey so far. Thank you to everyone who has already purchased and read my book and thank you for the wonderful reviews. As of March 2022 "Hattie" has a Amazon rating of 4.5 stars and 4.85 stars on Goodreads.
I'm so happy that readers are enjoying my story as much as I loved writing it.
I'm also pleased to say that we've recently added our BC Travel Blog to my website. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Tony & I haven't done much travelling... so we're thrilled to start exploring again. You can read all about our British Columbia adventures (past & present) HERE.
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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'
"Loved this book. You know the kind of book that draws you into the story so you can’t wait until work ends so you can pick it up again and get lost in the story. I am not usually a fan of historical fiction but this one really got me. I laughed and cried and tried to figure out what was coming next. This is one of those books you can’t stop talking about. I love it and can’t wait for the next one." Amazon 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