Ruth Coe Chambers


“Chambers’ House on the Forgotten Coast left me in awe — of the well-crafted mystery and of the setting, a house filled with history and passion.”

House on the Forgotten Coast
by Ruth Coe Chambers
Fiction | 264 pages
Print: $16.15 | ISBN 978-1-63152-300-7
eBook $9.95 | ISBN 978-1-63152-301-4
She Writes Press
September 2017


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?

mystery, suspense, magical realism, ghosts, history,  misfit, drugs, family, 1879, 1987, secrets, emotions, exploration, marriage, love, Forgotten Coast, Apalachicola, Florida, historic house, small-town life, Southern small town, Genre-bender, Gothic Literature, Historical Thriller Suspense, Literary Fiction, Magical Realism, Southern Gothic, Suspense, Thriller, Time Slip and/or Time Shift, Women’s Fiction

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The BookMark

  • The BookMark 220 First Street Neptune Beach, FL 32266 (map)

Join Ruth Coe Chambers for a reading from her novel, House on the Forgotten Coast, Thursday, October 19, at 7 pm. The book reading and signing is hosted by The BookMark, an independent bookstore in Neptune Beach, Florida.

Signed and inscribed copies of House on the Forgotten Coast may be ordered through The BookMark at no additional cost. Shipping charges are additional — full cost available through phone or email to The BookMark.

The BookMark
Your Independent Bookstore by the Sea
220 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

The crowd at The BookMark. 

The crowd at The BookMark. 

Earlier Event: October 19
First Coast Living
Later Event: November 18
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