A wily house manager and the cast of saints and sinners who live in Saint Silvanus bond together to expose the dark forces that took the life of a father and threaten to drive a final wedge between the mother and daughter left in the wake of his death.
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus
The exciting fiction premiere from beloved New York Times bestselling author Beth Moore.
Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans on the news that her father had finally drunk himself to death. It’s not like they were close. She hadn’t seen him—or her grandmother, the ice queen—in almost 20 years. But when Adella Atwater, the manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist.
What Adella didn’t tell her was that the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes that her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined.
Who is behind the baffling messages and the strange relics left on the steps? Is it possible that her family is actually cursed? Or is it just this crazy old house that holds them all under its spell?
Jillian walks into a web of spiritual and personal danger borne out of her family’s broken history, and despite Adella’s wiliest efforts, only God himself can orchestrate the undoing of all that is going on at Saint Silvanus.
Also available as an audiobook from Oasis Audio.
The reviews are in! People love Beth’s debut fiction novel!
"…it remains endearing and entertaining to the end. Moore's many fans will no doubt flock to her first work of fiction…” — Publishers Weekly
"Making her fiction debut, best-selling inspirational author Moore (Audacious; Breaking Free) delivers an absorbing, suspenseful read. Readers who prefer a story focused on finding faith through adversity will savor this beautifully written novel." — Library Journal starred review
"Beth Moore's fans will find what they are looking for in this beautifully rendered tale." — RT Book Review
"…this story beautifully illustrates God’s power and desire to crush strongholds and evil in all His children’s lives." — Christian Market
"A compelling, redemptive story" — Kirkus Reviews
"The gripping mystery will keep readers engaged till the end, where Jillian finds both answers and a new relationship with God." — BookPage
"The entire work continued with the skillful construction of multifaceted, enticing characters who we all know in real life if we take just a moment to think about it… Throughout her work, she hits the sensitive, often humorous, nerve of humanity– a talent that breathes life into her characters and effectively advances both story plot and reader interest… I now leave you to read for yourselves The Undoing of Saint Silvanus, Beth Moore’s stellar fiction debut." —Huffington Post
"Simultaneously heartwarming and chilling, this tale has wide appeal with its mix of mystery, evangelism, history, suspense, and love. Moore brings southern culture to life, and thoughtfully poses questions of belonging, sin, and self-worth. From its gritty start to its redemptive finish, Moore’s ambitious first novel spotlights her gifts for humanizing the biblical experience and the search for faith." —Booklist