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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Daughters of the American Revolution, Ponte Vedra Chapter

  • Ponte Vedra Chapter NSDAR Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004 (map)

Author Ruth Coe Chambers will present her new novel, House on the Forgotten Coast to the Ponte Vedra Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution. A luncheon will follow the talk. The event will take place Tuesday, October 2, at 11:00am.

The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded with the mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism—a timeless vision that has kept DAR relevant for more than 125 years.

11:00 am
October 2, 2018
Luncheon to follow

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Ponte Vedra Chapter NSDAR
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl  32004

Ponte Vedra Chapter NSDAR meets at 11:00 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, September through May. Meetings are held at a local country club and are followed by lunch and time for socializing. Please contact the Regent for location specifics.

Earlier Event: March 26
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Later Event: November 6
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