Nov 202017

House on the Forgotten Coast by Ruth Coe Chambers

Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: She Writes Press (September 19, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1631523007
ISBN-13: 978-1631523007

Like a monarch surveying her domain, the house has stood for over a hundred years in the fishing village of Apalachicola on Florida’s northwest coast. She has known life. She has known passionate love. She has known brutal death. But she has guarded her secrets well . . .

Then eighteen-year-old Elise Foster and her parents arrive from Atlanta in their silver Jaguar, bringing with them their own secrets and desires. Seeking friendship in their new community, they find instead that the townspeople resent their intrusion. But this intrusion on the house’s privacy also provides a pathway for the past and the present to merge—and for the truth behind an unsolved murder to finally be brought to light. As you strive to solve the mystery, you and the Fosters are forced to address two critical questions: What is real? What is delusion?

Elise is moving to Apalachicola with her parents and she is definitely not happy about it. But soon she becomes engrossed in the town, it’s residents, and it’s history.  And then she gets the feeling that she is somehow connected to the house she’s living in and to the past of Apalachicola.
The author brings the story and the small town alive with her words, and makes this book very hard to put down.
This story is not like what I usually read, but it caught my attention because it takes place in Apalachicola, Florida. The story is interesting from the start and keeps your attention through to the end with many twists and turns and a lot of mystery and secrets.

About the Author:Ruth Coe Chambers takes pride in her Florida panhandle roots and her hometown of Port St. Joe has inspired much of her writing.She is indebted to the creative writing classes at the University of South Florida where she found her “voice” and began writing literary fiction. Listed in the Who’s Who of American Women. She has recently republished one novel, and published it’s sequel, and has written two award-winning plays. She is currently working on the third novel in her Bay Harbor Trilogy. She has two daughters and lives with her husband and one very spoiled Cairn terrier in Neptune Beach, Florida.

Her two earlier novels include The Chinaberry Album and Heat Lightening

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Blog Tour Schedule:
Nov. 16: Bookfan Mary (Spotlight/Giveaway)
Nov. 20: I’d Rather Be at the Beach (Review)
Dec. 1: Book Nerd Native (Review)
Dec. 8: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen (Review)
Dec. 13: Silver’s Reviews (Spotlight/Giveaway)
Dec. 15: Readaholic Zone (Review)
Dec. 20: 100 pgs. A Day .. Stephanie’s Book Reviews (Review)
Dec. 28: Broken Teepee (Review)
Dec. 29: Book Nerd Native (Guest Post/Giveaway)
Jan. 3: Wall-to-Wall Books (Review)
Jan. 8: Svetlana Reads and Views (Review)
Jan. 13: Jorie Loves A Story (Review)
Jan. 18: Erica Robyn Reads (Review)

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  11 Responses to “Book Review:
House on the Forgotten Coast by Ruth Coe Chambers”

  1. I love spooky books and I’m in Florida right now. Book mark. Thanks for the review!

  2. I can tell you now I will be seeking out this book! Can’t tell you the number of times we have been to Apalachicola on the motorcycle for a long ride or staying at St George Island and a venture into town.

    I just love this little town and the great places to eat (The Owl, Boss Oyster, Papa Joe’s) the small bookstore which sells yarn, yes….yarn and knitting supplies, and of course looking at old houses. I am so glad you reviewed this book.

    • I remember your post about the bookstore that sold yarn etc. That’s so cool! I love looking at old houses too, and walking through old cemeteries. I’ve been through Apalachicola but never stopped to check it out. I’d like to do that soon.

  3. Thanks for being on the blog tour for this one. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

  4. […] 16: Bookfan Mary (Spotlight/Giveaway) Nov. 20: I’d Rather Be at the Beach (Review) Dec. 1: Book Nerd Native (Review) Dec. 8: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen (Review) Dec. 13: […]

  5. This looks like a good one — I haven’t been to Apalachicola but I’ve heard of it!

  6. It’s gonna be good one!

  7. Lovely review, Vicki! I’m glad you enjoyed this book. It sounds like the house is an important character in this story.

  8. Sounds like a good book. I’m currently reading Tennison by Lynda LaPlante,

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