Have you ever enjoyed a Beth Moore Bible study and thought, Her non-fiction really delivers. I wish she’d try her hand at fiction someday.
Well, she has.
Published by Tyndale, Beth Moore’s fiction debut, The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, releases today. But because Beth Moore is, well, Beth Moore, her publicists have had to keep a tight lid on advanced copies (meaning, almost nobody got one), so I haven’t been able to read it yet save for a quick sneak peek. And people, it looks good! I have been promised a copy to review post-release, which means it should be arriving in my mailbox any day now. I look forward to reading it in its entirety and reviewing it here (look for it in October), but meanwhile, I wanted to let you know about it in case you wanted to get the jump on.
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About this book: (from the publisher) Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It’s not like they were close. She hadn’t seen him―or her grandmother, the ice queen―in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.
What Adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined. Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.
About the author: Best-selling book and Bible study author Beth Moore is a dynamic teacher whose conferences take her across the globe. She is a dedicated wife with two adult daughters and three delightful grandchildren. Beth lives in Houston, Texas, where she leads Living Proof Ministries with the purpose of encouraging and teaching women to know and love Jesus through the study of Scripture. Beth is one of the best-known women in the evangelical Christian arena. The Undoing of Saint Silvanus is her first work of fiction.
After words: Can you name a favorite Beth Moore non-fiction book?