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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Midtown Reader

  • Midtown Reader 1123 Thomasville Road Tallahassee, FL, 32303 (map)

Author Ruth Coe Chambers will reading from her new novel, House on the Forgotten Coast, and signing copies. Q&A with the author will follow the reading. Mark your calendar for Thursday, December 14, at 5:30pm. The reading and book signing is hosted by the Midtown Reader in Tallahassee, Florida.

If you cannot make the reading but would like a personalized and signed copy of House on the Forgotten Coast, please call the Midtown Reader. The bookstore will set one aside for you and the author sign it to your specifications. It's a great present for holiday gift-giving and should fit into most stockings!

5:30 to 7 p.m. 
December 14, 2017
Libations and snacks will be offered

Midtown Reader
850.425.2665 (BOOK)
1123 Thomasville Road
Tallahassee, Fl  32303

Earlier Event: November 18
No Name Cafe — Bookstore and More