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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Instagram Tour | TLC Books

TLC Book Tours is presenting Ruth Coe Chambers’ novel House on the Forgotten Coast on Instagram, March 26 through April 1, 2018. Join the tour! The photographs posted by the reviewers are lovely, as is their enthusiasm.

TLC Book Tours | TOUR STOPS for House on the Forgotten Coast:

Monday, March 26th: @suspensethrill
Monday, March 26th: @wildandwonderfulreads
Tuesday, March 27th: @girlsinbooks
Wednesday, March 28th: @girlandherbooks
Thursday, March 29th: @somekindofalibrary
Friday, March 30th: @bookishconnoisseur
Saturday, March 31st: @athousandbookstoread

Earlier Event: December 14
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