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Ellsworth ponders taking his life. But when a chapel is discovered in the woods near his hometown of Bellhaven, South Carolina, he notices that healing envelops the racially mixed 1920s community---until neighbors begin to anger one another. They find the chapel is not what it seems. Ellsworth must overcome his demons to defeat the evil emanating from the woods.
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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2018
Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Bedazzling Southern Gothic!February 17, 2018Rebecca ManeyGastonia, North CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 44.5
"It was as good a day to die as any."
Ellsworth Newberry has lost his desire to live; he lost one of his legs in the war, he lost his beautiful wife in a town tragedy before he enlisted, and now he is contemplating losing his soul with the simple click of a trigger. But it wasn't meant to be.
Strange things are happening in the small town of Bellhaven, South Carolina and they all revolve around a chapel; a chapel deep within woods rumored to be haunted; yet trips to the chapel appear to bring healing, along with conversations among loved ones long passed. Gradually, continued pilgrimages to the small edifice begin to stir the town's darkest intentions; inciting friends again friends, wives against husbands and religions against religions. For a town that once prided itself on being inclusive, a foul stench permeates its very core; the fissure among its citizens growing wider by the day. It seems that Ellsworth Newberry must rise to the occasion.
This Southern gothic-like novel is extremely well written, capturing the essence of a small community during the time period, while infusing an almost apocalyptic sense of impending doom, save for the efforts of those whose destiny is to guard and protect. Lest we sink to the same depths as Bellhaven, may we follow the advice of the author when he writes, "it's time focus to again on what brings us together instead of what could tear us apart".
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.