On Saturday, Jan. 25 the Carlyle and Manor Branches of the Southeast Regional Library were hosts to author H. C. Hewitt, who was doing a Meet and Greet for her most recently published book, “Letters from Jacob”. Corinne Hewitt now resides in Hanna, Alberta. Her and her family moved there in 2006.
Hewitt was in the Carlyle branch in the morning and I caught up to her in Manor for the afternoon session. Brittany Aalbers is the librarian at the Manor branch, where Hewitt presented her most recent publication, as well as some home-baked cookies.
Living in Hanna, Hewitt was soon to open a quilt shop and began designing quilt patterns to go with her books.
She frequently makes the trip back to the Cannington area where she grew up on a family farm.
Hewitt wrote her first book in 2015 titled, “Jacob of Abbington Pickets”, which is about a young farmer’s son who is keeping a terrible secret. Jacob leaves the family farm to lead his own life. He endures “love, loss” and his faith as a young man is tested over and over. This first book led to another in a series, the second called, “Jacob’s Place” and the third, “Letters from Jacob”, is her most recent release. The series was inspired by the lives of those living in the Cannington Manor area.
During the writing of the series, Hewitt also composed a book of recipes mentioned in the three books. They are actual family recipes, and would be common to the kitchens of the prairie pioneers of the time the series is set in.
The books are a must read for anyone wanting to revisit life in the Cannington area and are available online at Amazon and can be purchased locally at Kal Tire in Carlyle.