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Barbara Bartholomew Books In Order

Publication Order of Starring You Books

The Cereal Box Adventures (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Microkid Mystery Books

Great Gradepoint Mystery (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Time Keeper Books

The Time Keeper (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Child of Tomorrow (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Dreamers Cease to Dream (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Magic Land Books

Finding Endymion (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Princess Alice (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Secrets of Whippoorwill Corners Books

The Second Jeep Harris (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lavender, Texas Books

The Ghost and Miss Hallam (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Letters From Another Town (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaving Lavender (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lavender Blue (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lavender Dreaming (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing in Lavender (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stranger in Lavender (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anywhere but Lavender (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas 1915 (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Chosen of Sanctuary Books

Dreams of Earth (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare Kingdom (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Medicine Stick Books

Wrong Face in the Mirror (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wakening the Past (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bobbi and the Bootlegger (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Three Sisters Books

Everyday Magic (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Magic (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Magic (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Granny Magic (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Lavender, Texas Short Stories

Christmas Time (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Wolf Creek Mystery Books

Those Who Mourn (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness in the Daytime (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Anne and Jay (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight Into Unknown (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror Image (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Julie's Magic Moment (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Special (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Promise Once Made (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Man of Character (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Romantic and the Realist (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of the Blue (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dog's Dream (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House Near the River (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By the Bay (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Edge of Forever (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Through Flame and Fire (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

At This Time of Year (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Barbara Bartholomew
Barbara Bartholomew is a young adult romance writer who has been publishing books for decades. She turned into writing when her children were young, as the demands of motherhood left her with few career options. Now a grandmother and a mother to three children, Bartholomew, has over 60 distinct works to her name. Her writing comprises of short stories, novellas, and a good collection of series. Bartholomew’s writing appeals to all people, young and old, and her unique way of writing sets her apart.

The House Near the River
The House Near the River tells the story of Angie Ward, a woman with an uncontrollable ability to travel through time. Angie decides to go back to her grandparent’s abandoned farm fifteen years after the mysterious disappearance of her younger brother. While Angie is still haunted by the loss, she makes a bold move and goes back to the scene where the tragedy occurred. One night, Angie sees her brother David only that he seems to be stuck in time. David is still the sweet-looking three-year-old he was when he disappeared. Angie’s decision to run towards her brother marks the beginning of an adventure where new friendships will be made, and buried secrets will come to light.

Angie runs to David and immediately shifts back to the 1940s. Here, she meets many people who already know her by name. Oddly, Angie has no recollection of meeting them, and it comes as a surprise that these strangers know so much about her. Angie later meets a man who tells her that they are engaged to be married even though she has never met him. Angie’s first meeting with her soul mate happens in December 1941. Oddly, she cannot remember him the next time they meet decades later.

This story follows Angie as she shifts through time portals. By going back in time and looking at her present condition, Angie is able to unravel the connections she makes throughout her time travels. So, what exactly happened to David, and why is he still a young boy while Angie continues to grow? How about the mystery man who turns Angie into jelly whenever she sets eyes on him? Why can’t she remember him while he knows her too well?
Angie is an easy character to love. Flawed but determined, the young lady works to solve the mysteries surrounding her life. You will feel Angie’s pain as she struggles with her brother’s loss and the confusion she goes through on her journey to self-discovery. Mathew is another intriguing character, and it is interesting how his life is linked to Angie’s. Aside from the characters, the author has done an excellent job of keeping the story clean. Even with the romance theme, there are no unnecessary bedroom scenes, and you can enjoy the journey Angie takes through different times.
The House Near the River is a well-crafted time travel story. With an engaging storyline, a diverse cast, and a pace that builds as you get deeper into the story, it is hard not to fall in love with this story. Additionally, there is the romance element that takes this story a notch higher. This is a novella, but despite the short length, the tale doesn’t feel rushed.

The Ghost and Miss Hallam
The Ghost and Miss Hallam is the first book in the Lavender, Texas series. This story is about a young man who unjustly goes to jail after being accused of murder. The justice system serves him for sixteen years. It takes time for Him to prove his innocence. Like life cannot get worse, the young man has recently lost both his parents to a strange illness. When he is released, there is no one to meet him. His younger sister has not communicated throughout his prison stay, and there is no telling if she wants to ever see him again. Fortunately, his parents left him a sizeable inheritance, so life is not as tough.
Instead of heading home in California, the young man gets a rental car and heads to Oklahoma. Here, another tragedy awaits. He gets into a different kind of prison when he meets some unique people. It is this encounter that rids him of his bitterness and resentment. At the sight of death, Moss asks for one favor from the universe. The good thing is that his request has nothing to do with revenge.

There is a ghostly figure that haunts the House in Oklahoma hills. It is shocking when he confesses that he is not dead. Lynn Hallam encounters the ghost when researching on Maud Bailey Sandford journals. While she can see him, no one else can. After a terrible accident, Moss asks for grace instead of justice from the universe. He is convinced that Lynne is a gift for him from the universe. The beautiful lady is meant to balance the unfairness moss had to endure for a good portion of his young life. Will this chance meeting turn out to be what Moss needs to get out of his unique prison? How will this love story end?
This is an intriguing story that will draw you in from the start. The storyline is unique, and just when you think you have everything figured out, the author will have a surprise waiting for you. From an at that comes close to being fatal to time travel and finding love is the strangest of places, this book will keep on surprising you. Follow Moss’s journey through loss, injustice, and finally, love. Here you will meet a lovely lady named Lynne and see the impact she brings in Moss’s life. The time travel bit takes this story a notch higher, and the presence of a ghost who is not yet dead turns this into on captivating tale.

The Ghost and Miss Hallam is a unique kind of love story. Poignant, tender, and romantic, this book ushers you in a world of new possibilities. The narration is flawless, the cast is impressive, and the pace will keep you on your toes to the end. Grab a copy of this book if you are into romance stories, and you are looking for something out of the ordinary.

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