Beverly Barton Books

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Beverly Barton born Beverly Marie Beaver was an American novelist from Tuscumbia, Alabama. Beverly Barton is best known for writing romantic suspense novels, in which she has written over 50 contemporary novels since 1990. She passed on from heart failure in 2011 aged 64.

Order of The Protectors Series

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1 This Side of Heaven 1992 Description / Buy
2 Paladin's Woman 1993 Description / Buy
3 The Outcast 1994 Description / Buy
4 Defending His Own 1995 Description / Buy
5 Guarding Jeannie 1995 Description / Buy
6 Blackwood's Woman 1996 Description / Buy
7 Roarke's Wife 1997 Description / Buy
8 A Man Like Morgan Kane 1997 Description / Buy
9 Gabriel Hawk's Lady 1997 Description / Buy
10 Keeping Annie Safe 1999 Description / Buy
11 Murdock's Last Stand 2000 Description / Buy
12 Egan Cassidy's Kid 2000 Description / Buy
13 Navajo's Woman 2001 Description / Buy
14 Whitelaw's Wedding 2001 Description / Buy
15 Sweet Caroline's Keeper 2001 Description / Buy
16 Jack's Christmas Mission 2001 Description / Buy
17 The Princess's Bodyguard 2002 Description / Buy
18 On Her Guard 2002 Description / Buy
19 Grace Under Fire 2003 Description / Buy
20 Downright Dangerous 2004 Description / Buy
21 Keeping Baby Secret 2004 Description / Buy
22 Laying His Claim 2004 Description / Buy
23 Worth Dying For 2004 Description / Buy
24 Ramirez's Woman 2005 Description / Buy
25 Penny Sue Got Lucky 2006 Description / Buy
26 Dangerous Deception 2006 Description / Buy
27 His Only Obsession 2007 Description / Buy
28 A Time To Die 2007 Description / Buy
29 Dying for You 2008 Description / Buy

Order of 3 Babies For 3 Brothers Series

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1 His Secret Child 1999 Description / Buy
2 His Woman His Child 1999 Description / Buy
3 Having His Baby 1999 Description / Buy

Order of Griffin Powell Series

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1 After Dark 2000 Description / Buy
2 Killing Her Softly 2005 Description / Buy
3 Close Enough To Kill 2006 Description / Buy
4 The Dying Game 2007 Description / Buy
5 The Murder Game 2008 Description / Buy
6 Cold Hearted 2008 Description / Buy
7 Silent Killer 2009 Description / Buy
8 Dead By Midnight 2010 Description / Buy
9 Dead By Morning 2011 Description / Buy
10 Dead By Nightfall 2011 Description / Buy

Order of Cherokee Pointe Trilogy Series

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1 The Fifth Victim 2003 Description / Buy
2 The Last To Die 2004 Description / Buy
3 As Good As Dead 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Don't Cry Series

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1 Don't Cry 2010 Description / Buy
2 Don't Say A Word 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Beverly Barton Standalone Novels

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1 Yankee Lover 1990 Description / Buy
2 Lucky In Love 1991 Description / Buy
3 Out Of Danger 1991 Description / Buy
4 Sugar Hill 1992 Description / Buy
5 Talk of the Town 1992 Description / Buy
6 The Wanderer 1993 Description / Buy
7 Cameron 1993 Description / Buy
8 The Mother Of My Child 1993 Description / Buy
9 Lover and Deceiver 1994 Description / Buy
10 Nothing But Trouble 1994 Description / Buy
11 The Tender Trap 1996 Description / Buy
12 A Child Of Her Own 1997 Description / Buy
13 Nine Months 1998 Description / Buy
14 Emily and the Stranger 1998 Description / Buy
15 Lone Wolf's Lady 1998 Description / Buy
16 In The Arms Of A Hero 2000 Description / Buy
17 Her Secret Weapon 2000 Description / Buy
18 Every Move She Makes 2001 Description / Buy
19 What She Doesn't Know 2002 Description / Buy
20 The Rebel's Return 2002 Description / Buy
21 Faith hope and love 2002 Description / Buy
22 Check Mate 2004 Description / Buy
23 Sanctuary/Raintree 2007 Description / Buy
24 Most Likely to Die ( With: Lisa Jackson, Wendy Corsi Staub) 2007 Description / Buy
25 The Right Wife 2014 Description / Buy
26 I'll Be Watching You 2014 Description / Buy
27 Just the Way You Are 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Beverly Barton Short Stories

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1 Poisoned (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Raintree Series with Linda Howard, Linda Winstead Jones

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1 Inferno ( By: Linda Howard) 2007 Description / Buy
2 Haunted ( By: Linda Winstead Jones) 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Fortunes of Texas Series

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1 The Sheikh's Secret Son ( By: Kasey Michaels) 1999 Description / Buy
2 Expecting... In Texas ( By: Marie Ferrarella) 1999 Description / Buy
3 The Baby Pursuit ( By: Laurie Paige) 1999 Description / Buy
4 A Willing Wife ( By: Jackie Merritt) 1999 Description / Buy
5 Marry in Haste.... ( By: Karen Rose Smith) 1999 Description / Buy
6 The Expectant Secretary ( By: Leanna Wilson) 1999 Description / Buy
7 Shotgun Vows ( By: Teresa Southwick) 1999 Description / Buy
8 The Expectant Secretary ( By: Leanna Wilson) 1999 Description / Buy
9 Corporate Daddy ( By: Arlene James) 1999 Description / Buy
10 Snowbound Cinderella ( By: Ruth Ryan Langan) 2000 Description / Buy
11 The Heiress and the Sheriff ( By: Stella Bagwell) 2000 Description / Buy
12 In the Arms of a Hero 2000 Description / Buy
13 Wedlocked?! ( By: Pamela Toth) 2000 Description / Buy
14 Hired Bride ( By: Jackie Merritt) 2000 Description / Buy
15 Million Dollar Marriage ( By: Maggie Shayne) 2007 Description / Buy
16 Lone Star Wedding ( By: Sandra Steffen) 2010 Description / Buy

Beverly Barton Anthologies

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1 More Than Words, Volume 2 2005 Description / Buy
2 Sugar and Spice 2006 Description / Buy
3 Wanted 2009 Description / Buy
4 Love Is Murder 2012 Description / Buy
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Beverly Barton is best known for the incredible Protector series of novels. The first title in the series was the 1992 published novel, This Side of Heaven that was followed by twenty-nine other titles. The series is one of her most popular though she went on to write several other successful series in the same genre that included the Griffin Powell series, the Dead by Trilogy, Cherokee Pointe Trilogy, and Don’t Cry among many other standalone novels.


Beverly Barton has won many awards throughout her long career. She won the Romantic Times Magazine 1998 Career Achievement Award for a Series Romantic Adventure. Her novel Sanctuary won the 2007 Silhouette Nocturne Award, while In the Arms of s Hero won the Mini Series Romance Award, both under the RT Reviewers Choice Awards. Barton has also been a two-time recipient of Maggie Award of the Romance Writers of America, and twice winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award by the RWA.


Two of Beverly Barton’s novels have been adapted to the big screen. Dead by Nightfall and Dead by Morning of the Dead by Trilogy, were adapted into mini movies of the same names in 2011. Christopher Haine directed Dead by Nightfall that starred Christopher Warner and Marina Lyon. He also directed Dead by Morning that starred Brian Patrick Nichols, Murisa Harba, and Kurt Sinclair.


Beverly Barton wrote over 50 romance novels in her lifetime making the exercise of determining her best works a particularly difficult one.

Nonetheless, the following three are some of her most popular books:

The Murder Game: The eighth novel of the Griffin Powell series of novels sees FBI agent Nicole Baxter and Private Investigator Griffin Powell have the game turned on them by a psychopath. Their quarry is hunting them down, but he is playing a game of letting them escape and then try to outsmart him, in a highly terrifying game that has dangerous consequences. Even as they have dealt with psychopathic serial killers before, this sadistic killer forces them to play in his twisted little games. Every posed victim, unsolvable clue, and taunting phone is all part of the complex puzzle that he weaves. Nonetheless, while this is a new game, the fundamentals of the game have not changed – the winner kills all. The brutal killer will not stop until he kills his most precious prey – Nicole. It is now up to Griffin to stake his most precious things in life trying to save his partner.

Don’t Cry: The first novel of the Don’t Cry series of novels features Audrey Sherrod, a Chattanooga grief counselor who subcontracts for the local police. The police call her in to help solve a series of disturbing murders by a deranged killer. The killer took deliberate care to portray his victims as alive even as the last moments of their lives are clearly agonized and the crime scenes grisly and shocking. While at first it seems that the victim’s share a commonality in physical appearance that may help determine the motive of the killer, another disturbing connection soon appears that hits too close to Audrey. Each new discovery just unearths more secrets from the past even as they get more gruesome. Audrey findS that the truth that she has been seeking is more terrifying and twisted than anything she could ever have imagined.

Worth Dying For: The 24th title of the Protectors series of novels proves that sometimes love proves stronger than death. Dante Moran a security agent knows that love in his line of work has led many people to their death, which is why he deems it a luxury he cannot afford. Moreover, no one has ever filled the void left by his high school girlfriend, who fell victim to a serial killer and rapist. As far as he is concerned, his emotions were buried with his first and only love. However, he is bewildered when the emotions he thought lay long buried suddenly rise to the surface, when he is contracted to find the missing daughter of Tessa Westbrook. Westbrook arouses in him feelings that make him feel that she could fill the void left in his heart from childhood. But Tessa is a woman with a checkered past full of secrets, and with a killer still at large, Dante has to make a decision if he can bear to lose her or himself to the psychopath.

When Does The Next Beverly Barton book come out?

Beverly Barton doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Poisoned and was released on January, 1st 2018. It is the newest book in the Beverly Barton Short Stories.

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