The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater
by Jaime Jo Wright
October 9 - 20, 2023 Virtual Book Tour
It promises beauty but steals life instead. Will the ghosts of Barlowe Theater entomb them all?
Barlowe Theater stole the life of Greta Mercy's eldest brother during its construction. Now in 1915, the completed theater appears every bit as deadly. When Greta's younger brother goes missing after breaking into the building, Greta engages the assistance of a local police officer to help her unveil the already ghostly secrets of the theater. But when help comes from an unlikely source, Greta decides that to save her family she must uncover the evil that haunts the theater and put its threat to rest.
Decades later, Kit Boyd's best friend vanishes during a ghost walk at the Barlowe Theater, and old stories of mysterious disappearances and ghoulish happenings are revived. Then television ghost-hunting host and skeptic Evan Fisher joins Kit in the quest to identify the truth behind the theater's history. Kit reluctantly agrees to work with him in hopes of finding her missing friend. As the theater's curse unravels Kit's life, she is determined to put an end to the evil that has marked the theater and their hometown for the last century.
Praise for The Lost Boys of Barlowe Theater:
"Jaime Jo Wright takes readers on a journey that leaves them with a renewed sense of hope... Read this story. You won't be sorry."
~ Lynette Eason, bestselling, award-winning author of the Extreme Measures series
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Christian, Historical
Published by: Bethany House Publishers
Publication Date: October 2023
Number of Pages: 384
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Creepy but good! What seems to be a ghost makes for a fascinating story.
So much to intrigue the reader: missing boys, a woman in white, a
spooky poorhouse, and legends of tunnels. What was real and what was
myth started the search into the Barlowe Theater. Kit Boyd and her
friends get way more than they bargained for. The 1915 timeline was very
interesting, showing the struggle of Greta and her brothers after
losing both parents and their livelihood and the disparity between the
classes. The modern timeline focused on Kit and her feeling of
abandonment as an infant even though she had a loving, stable
relationship with her adoptive parents.
I liked that Kit and Evan were vocal about their faith and the dangers of delving into the supernatural.
story was creative and suspenseful and I had no doubt that the author
would weave it all into a satisfying conclusion. With a realistic cast
of characters that stayed true to their convictions, this book is one
not to be missed.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House through PICT tours. I was not required to post a favorable review. All opinions are my own.*5 stars and a solid faith thread
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Jaime Jo Wright is the author of nine novels, including Christy Award and Daphne du Maurier Award winner The House on Foster Hill and Carol Award winner The Reckoning at Gossamer Pond. She's also the Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestselling author of two novellas. Jaime lives in Wisconsin with her cat named Foo; her husband, Cap'n Hook; and their two mini-adults, Peter Pan and CoCo.
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