All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert

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Read All Things Bright and Strange Online Free - In the wake of World War I in the small, Southern town of Bellhaven, South Carolina, the town folk believe they’ve found a little slice of heaven in a mysterious chapel in the woods. But they soon realize that evil can come in the most beautiful of forms.

The people of Bellhaven have always looked to Ellsworth Newberry for guidance, but after losing his wife and his future as a professional pitcher, he is moments away from testing his mortality once and for all. Until he finally takes notice of the changes in his town . . . and the cardinals that have returned.

Upon the discovery of a small chapel deep in the Bellhaven woods, healing seems to fall upon the townspeople, bringing peace after several years of mourning. But as they visit the “healing floor” more frequently, the people begin to turn on one another, and the unusually tolerant town becomes anything but.

The cracks between the natural and supernatural begin to widen, and tensions rise. Before the town crumbles, Ellsworth must pull himself from the brink of suicide, overcome his demons, and face the truth of who he was born to be by leading the town into the woods to face the evil threatening Bellhaven.

Title : All Things Bright and Strange
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ISBN : 0718090284
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 pages


Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2018

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Paul rated it ★★★★☆

December 16, 2017

James Markert serenaded me with the vernacular of country folk of the Deep South. Post World War 1. Enter the days of prohibition and bootlegging. Words danced off their lips with a Southern Charm that filled me with a longing for the times. The prose flowed across the pages like a gentle stream....

☆Dani☆ rated it ★★★★☆

January 27, 2018

I highly enjoyed this read! Not only is it based it South Carolina and I am a South Carolinian, it was very mysterious and sinister! I loved the way the characters interacted with each other and the overall characterisation. The only thing I wish was a tad different was it was slow in the beginni...

Karen rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 29, 2017

I received this from in exchange for a review. Ellsworth Newberry is the unofficial leader of a small, southern town of Bellhaven, South Carolina. But having returned from war disabled, he just wants to hide in his house and forget the world. Then they find a mysterious chapel in th...

Caroline rated it ★★★☆☆

November 17, 2017

I received this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley The town of Bellhaven is damaged. Ellsworth, mentally and physically ruined by his experiences fighting on the frontline, is going to take his own life. Along with his ragtag couple of friends, Alvin and Omar, who were also injure...

Vikki rated it ★★★★☆

February 16, 2018

I received an e-ARC of All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert from NetGalley and the publishers in exchange for an honest review. PLOT With a stunning plot and a really ethereal feel to the writing, All Things Bright and Strange really aces it in the writing aspect. The first thing that str...

Rebecca rated it ★★★★☆

February 17, 2018

4.5 "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. S...

Lolly K Dandeneau rated it ★★★☆☆

September 19, 2017

via my blog: “This town is different. You’ll be welcomed here.” Black and white alike, side by side, dancing together- can it be? Can Bellhaven truly be real? Ellsworth is prepared to die, ravaged by the war, broken by the loss of his wife, why shouldn’t he en...

Scarlett rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 19, 2017

Um, definitely not what I was expecting from this book at all. All Things Bright and Strange feels like it has a thousand characters and about the same number of elaborated back-stories. That is why I feel this book was struggling to reach cohesion and well-rounded message. Is it a mystery? A th...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

February 20, 2018

"It was as good a day to die as any. But first Ellsworth Newberry would have his morning cup of joe." Bellhaven, South Carolina. 1920. Ellsworth Newberry lost a leg in World War I, but that wasn't all he lost. He has lost his will to live. His wife is dead, as is their stillborn infant and he just...

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