Paperback, 6″ x 9″
by Michelle E. Shores
In 1797, Captain George Butler has returned home with his wife, Nelly, and the beginnings of a family. A successful sea captain turned merchant, George is financially well-off and a pillar of his community. But lurking in the shadows is Lydia Blaisdell, a young girl who some say speaks with spirits. She and George have a history, and it’s all about to unfold in a bizarre love triangle with a supernatural twist. Based on a true story, The Gathering Room re-creates the lives of George, Nelly, and the young Lydia until that fateful day in 1800 when the dead rise to speak, lives are changed forever, and a small town on the coast of Maine is divided by an epic ghost story that has been retold for over 200 years.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michelle Shores grew up in Bangor, where she wrote her first story at the age of eight. A lover of history, she has been actively involved with genealogy and local history for over 35 years. She is the author of the nonfiction Vital Records of Bangor, Maine, volumes 1 and 2.