All Things Bright and Strange

All Things Bright and Strange

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 In the wake of World War I in the small, Southern town of Bellhaven, South Carolina, the town folk believe they?ve...

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Title:All Things Bright and Strange
Author:James Markert
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0718090284
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

All Things Bright and Strange Reviews

  • Tracey
    Feb 09, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    Sep 19, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

  • Kara
    Apr 25, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

  • Tami
    Jan 24, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

    I was attracted to the premise of James Markert?s new novel and it turned out to be much more than I expected. In fact, it?s a novel of biblical proportions. The main character, Michael Ellsworth Newberry, has just returned home to Bellhaven from WWI, with one less leg and a loa...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Feb 20, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

  • Louise Marley
    Nov 21, 2017

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

  • Angela Bycroft
    May 20, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

  • Scarlett
    Oct 16, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

  • Rebekah Gyger
    Apr 30, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

  • Jeimy
    Apr 15, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

  • Grace O'Brien
    Aug 26, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

  • Lael Braday
    Jan 16, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

    I was attracted to the premise of James Markert?s new novel and it turned out to be much more than I expected. In fact, it?s a novel of biblical proportions. The main character, Michael Ellsworth Newberry, has just returned home to Bellhaven from WWI, with one less leg and a loa...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert was exactly what the title says, all things bright and strange. When first reading I didn't expect to come to love the residents of Bellhaven as much as I did. There were so many broken characters I was sure I wouldn't get to see each of t...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert Michael Ellsworth Newberry?s life has been miraculously spared multiple times throughout his life. In his hometown of Bellhaven, South Carolina, he is the unofficial leader of the unusually diverse, small town, Southern community. He ...

  • Ashley
    Sep 22, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

    I was attracted to the premise of James Markert?s new novel and it turned out to be much more than I expected. In fact, it?s a novel of biblical proportions. The main character, Michael Ellsworth Newberry, has just returned home to Bellhaven from WWI, with one less leg and a loa...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert was exactly what the title says, all things bright and strange. When first reading I didn't expect to come to love the residents of Bellhaven as much as I did. There were so many broken characters I was sure I wouldn't get to see each of t...

  • Angie Fehl
    Jun 15, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

    I was attracted to the premise of James Markert?s new novel and it turned out to be much more than I expected. In fact, it?s a novel of biblical proportions. The main character, Michael Ellsworth Newberry, has just returned home to Bellhaven from WWI, with one less leg and a loa...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert was exactly what the title says, all things bright and strange. When first reading I didn't expect to come to love the residents of Bellhaven as much as I did. There were so many broken characters I was sure I wouldn't get to see each of t...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert Michael Ellsworth Newberry?s life has been miraculously spared multiple times throughout his life. In his hometown of Bellhaven, South Carolina, he is the unofficial leader of the unusually diverse, small town, Southern community. He ...

    POTENTIAL TRIGGER WARNING: This novel includes scenes of lynching and other hate crimes, suicide, suicide attempts, and demonic possession / exorcism. Post-World War I, there is a special little chapel in the woods behind the quaint town of Bellhaven, South Carolina. This chapel pro...

  • Rebecca
    Feb 17, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

  • Jennifer
    Feb 26, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

  • Robbie
    May 14, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

    Started out strong and ...went on too long. ...

    I was attracted to the premise of James Markert?s new novel and it turned out to be much more than I expected. In fact, it?s a novel of biblical proportions. The main character, Michael Ellsworth Newberry, has just returned home to Bellhaven from WWI, with one less leg and a loa...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert was exactly what the title says, all things bright and strange. When first reading I didn't expect to come to love the residents of Bellhaven as much as I did. There were so many broken characters I was sure I wouldn't get to see each of t...

    All Things Bright and Strange by James Markert Michael Ellsworth Newberry?s life has been miraculously spared multiple times throughout his life. In his hometown of Bellhaven, South Carolina, he is the unofficial leader of the unusually diverse, small town, Southern community. He ...

    POTENTIAL TRIGGER WARNING: This novel includes scenes of lynching and other hate crimes, suicide, suicide attempts, and demonic possession / exorcism. Post-World War I, there is a special little chapel in the woods behind the quaint town of Bellhaven, South Carolina. This chapel pro...

    All Things Bright and Strange, by James Markert, is set in the once idyllic post-World War I hamlet of Bellhaven, South Carolina. Many of its residents have borne the battles of the Great War, returning to Bellhaven painfully maimed. Ellsworth Newberry, the protagonist, has returned ...

  • James Markert
    Mar 06, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Jan 28, 2018

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  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Feb 28, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

  • Pamela
    Apr 08, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

  • Lily S.
    Mar 05, 2018

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Aug 07, 2017

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

  • Sara Wise
    Mar 02, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

  • Chrissie
    Jan 10, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

    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 wa...

    Finished reading: February 28th 2018 "The beauty of the Bellhaven woods was like a desert mirage - an optical phenomenon inviting trouble, an illusion of light rays that disguised the truth." *** I received a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through Ne...

    A mysterious chapel in the woods draws townsfolk to it. Legend says the church has a healing floor, but the truth is the more time you spend on it, the older you get. Ellsworth, the protagonist is both enthralled by the chapel and decided to get to the bottom of the mysteries that surr...

    Published 30 Jan 2018, archived 1 March 2018. Thomas Nelson. ...

    I chose this book because I liked the look of the cover, I thought the title was clever and the story sounded a little bit different. All Things Bright and Strange opens in 1917. Despite the differences in race and religion, the people of Bellhaven have always got along with each ot...

    via my blog: https://bookstalkerblog.wordpress.com/ ?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 wi...

    "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 inf...

    ** ?How can we fight what we can?t see?? ** Wow, just wow! That?s what I have to say about the brilliantly amazing ?All Things Bright and Strange? by James Markert. Taking place mostly in 1920, Markert?s latest novel is part historical fiction, part Southern fiction, a...

    3 1/2 stars- The jury is still out on my final thoughts of this book. I loved Frank Perretti?s books but otherwise have not read a lot of supernatural stories such as this. I loved the setting in 1920. WWI had recently ended and life was still returning to a form of normalcy for many...

    Suspend your disbelief and enjoy the beautiful story telling in this historical fiction combined with the supernatural. We meet the citizens of Bellhaven, several of whom have returned to America from world war one with physical and psychological scars and injuries. The seemingly i...

    I liked this book so much I read it about 10 times! But as the author, it was probably necessary! Holding true to form, I hurried to leave the first review. I hope everyone likes reading it as much as I liked writing it. And I thank everyone for the support! Cheers! ...

    I went into this story not really knowing what to think about it. I knew from reading Markert's last novel with Thomas Nelson that this was likely to be some sort of analogy, one that was slightly weird and magical. Even the title confirmed the "strangeness" which would show up even wi...

    Back last year I had to opportunity to review Angel?s Share which was a very different story and not 100% to my tastes if I?m honest. So it was with some trepidation that I started another book by the same author. I can gladly say the All Things Bright and Strange was a better ...

    An interesting stab at mixing the supernatural with a religious foundation, All Things Bright and Strange is a little uneven but still enjoyable. I do find that the label of 'Christian Fiction' is a little misleading (and based on some reviews on Amazon, I see that other people fee...

  • Karen
    Aug 06, 2017

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Jan 27, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

  • Vikki P
    Feb 05, 2018

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    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...

    I'm not sure what to say about All Things Bright and Strange that wouldn't sound uber critical. Sometimes it's best to simply say "It's not my cup of tea," and leave it be. Then again . . . STRANGE, in the vein of quirky or fantastical or eccentrically bizarre can be quite enter...

    I'm not going to try to knock out a synopsis of this book. There's a lot, and it's both complicated and very simple; there are holes in the plot, and predictability, but also genuine creepy horror elements and interesting characterization. Note: If you're a Yankee like myself, it m...

    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 my...

    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 fir...

  • Paul Falk
    Dec 14, 2017

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    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 gen...

  • Caroline
    Nov 12, 2017

    BookLookBloggers My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List ...

    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 gen...

    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 ...

    It was honestly very difficult to give this book a 2.5star rating (rounded up to 3) because it started from a solid 5 yet somehow things went wrong along the way. The premise is very intriguing; a mysterious chapel in the woods lures people in from the nearby town with making them a...

    I received this from netgalley.com 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 mysterio...

    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,...