Beverly Barton Books

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

# Read Title Published Details
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 Whitelaw's Wedding 2001 Description / Buy
14 Navajo's Woman 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 So This Is Christmas 2002 Description / Buy
19 On Her Guard 2002 Description / Buy
20 Grace Under Fire 2003 Description / Buy
21 Downright Dangerous 2004 Description / Buy
22 Keeping Baby Secret 2004 Description / Buy
23 Laying His Claim 2004 Description / Buy
24 Worth Dying For 2004 Description / Buy
25 Ramirez's Woman 2005 Description / Buy
26 Penny Sue Got Lucky 2006 Description / Buy
27 Dangerous Deception 2006 Description / Buy
28 His Only Obsession 2007 Description / Buy
29 Dying for You 2007 Description / Buy
30 A Time To Die 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Griffin Powell Series

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

Order of Fortunes of Texas Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 In The Arms Of A Hero 2014 Description / Buy

Order of 3 Babies For 3 Brothers Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 His Secret Child 1999 Description / Buy
2 His Woman His Child 1999 Description / Buy
3 Having His Baby 1999 Description / Buy

Order of 36 Hours Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Nine Months 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Cherokee Pointe Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published Details
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 Raintree Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Raintree 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Way Out West Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Lone Wolf's Lady 1998 Description / Buy

Order of Lone Star Country Club Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Once a Father 2002 Description / Buy
2 The Debutantes 2002 Description / Buy
3 Stroke of Fortune 2002 Description / Buy
4 Texas Rose 2002 Description / Buy
5 The Rebel's Return 2002 Description / Buy
6 Promised To A Sheik 2002 Description / Buy
7 The Quiet Seduction 2002 Description / Buy
8 The Mercenary 2003 Description / Buy
9 Texas...Now And Forever 2003 Description / Buy
10 Shameless 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Don't Cry Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Don't Cry 2010 Description / Buy
2 Don't Say A Word 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Rand Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Mother Of My Child 1993 Description / Buy
2 Lover and Deceiver 1994 Description / Buy

Order of Cameron Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Cameron 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Family Secrets Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Check Mate 2004 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 Nothing But Trouble 1994 Description / Buy
8 The Tender Trap 1996 Description / Buy
9 A Child Of Her Own 1997 Description / Buy
10 Emily And The Stranger 1998 Description / Buy
11 Her Secret Weapon 2000 Description / Buy
12 Lover and Deceiver 2001 Description / Buy
13 Every Move She Makes 2001 Description / Buy
14 What She Doesn't Know 2002 Description / Buy
15 Long Hot Summer 2004 Description / Buy
16 Faith hope and love 2007 Description / Buy
17 Protecting Her 2008 Description / Buy
18 Determined To Protect, Forbidden To Love 2009 Description / Buy
19 Wanted 2009 Description / Buy
20 The Right Wife 2014 Description / Buy
21 I'll Be Watching You 2014 Description / Buy
22 Just the Way You Are 2015 Description / Buy
23 Poisoned (Short Story) 2018 Description / Buy


# Read Title Published Details
1 Most Likely To Die 2007 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.