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Today's Free Fridays book selection is A Darcy Christmas by Amanda Grange, Sharon Lathan, and Carolyn Eberhart - a holiday tribute to the master storyteller Jane Austen, in the spirit of the season!

 

This collection of novellas celebrates the magic of Christmas paired with the timeless love stories of one of England's most renowned novelists. Relive the romance of Pride and Prejudice with a holiday twist. A must for any Jane Austen fan.

 


Today's Free Fridays app selection is Survival Run with Bear Grylls by F84 Games - an action-packed game app where you race for your life against a ferocious grizzly bear!

 

There's danger around every corner and Bear Grylls (Man Vs. Wild) knows how to handle it - but do you? Run through different nature settings and collect coins and other prizes like Rocket Boots and Jetpacks to survive, and unlock nine different versions of Bear to fight against the relentless wilderness. Bear against bear - it's never been more fun!


 

Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Amanda Grange recommends:

 

I heartily recommend Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer. It's a lively, sparkling Regency romance with a spirited heroine who pits her wits against the arrogant hero, leading to much hilarity and a satisfyingly happy ending. Best of all, Heyer wrote a whole series of Regency romances, all full of bright, lively characters and hilarious plots. They make perfect winter tonics!

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by spec ‎11-22-2013 07:40 AM - edited ‎11-22-2013 07:41 AM

Here's additional freebies, a.k.a Free Friday's Extras, that many good people found and shared since last Friday. As usual all the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

Religion & Spirituality
The King's Legacy: A Story of Wisdom for the Ages by Jim Stovall

Horror
The Old Man and the Wasteland: Updated Edition by Nick Cole

Romance
Plaid to the Bone by Mia Marlowe
The Defiant Governess (Lessons in Love, Book 1) by Andrea Pickens

Religious Fiction
Code of Honor (Australian Destiny Book #1) by Sandra Dengler

Humor
Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow by Andrew Fish

Comics & Graphic Novels
Green Lantern #1 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) by Geoff Johns, Carlos Pacheco, Ethan Sciver
Blackest Night #0 (NOOK Comic with Zoom View) by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis

Nonfiction
Quilting Techniques for Beginners: Learn How to Quilt by Elizabeth Betts

 

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by Eros-Ashima on ‎11-22-2013 08:00 AM

What a charming selection this week! And the app looks awesome too. Good thing I'm not an octopus otherwise I'd be using four Nooks instead of just two! When I think of the things I am thankful for the lovely people who contribute here and the wildly entertaining Nook will be on that list. Thanks to all who contribute here!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎11-22-2013 08:07 AM

A collection of Christmas stories is an excellent way to get ready for the holidays!  Thanks B&N!  The app sounds like it could be a lot of fun as well.

 

I hope everyone here has a blessed Thanksgiving next week.  Hopefully after all the eating, shopping, and family time, we will all have some time left to curl up with our Nooks and enjoy a good read!:heart:

by Carlissa on ‎11-22-2013 08:28 AM
by Neen7611 on ‎11-22-2013 08:40 AM

Thank you!:robotvery-happy:

by 2PointySticks on ‎11-22-2013 08:41 AM

I got this book when it first came out!  As an obsessive Austenophile, I enjoyed the Amanda Grange and Carolyn Eberhart stories.  (The third author in the collection, Sharon Latham, bases her works on the most recent P&P movie, not on Austen's novel, so it wasn't to my taste, but she's quite popular among fans of that movie.)

by celandinehobbit on ‎11-22-2013 09:03 AM

I always seem to find something new to read on FF. A new author, new book and, most times, an entire weekend to delve within it's pages. Thank you to those who take the time to find us such great freebies!

 

I was offered money from a friend to buy my HD from me to rewrap for a Christmas present for a child. I considered, but, in the end, I couldn't part with it. It's such a great dedicated reader and the battery life is fantastic for me. It goes nearly everywhere I go! Thank you BN for making such a wonderful piece of technology for us book lovers! 

 

Hope everyone has a quiet, relaxed weekend! :smileyhappy:

by moontan on ‎11-22-2013 09:06 AM

Thank you so much for the books this week.  I missed out on most of last weeks book.  Have a great weekend everyone.

by bmk129 on ‎11-22-2013 09:12 AM

Today's Free Friday from Barnes & Noble looks great!  This year, I am thankful for Free Fridays and all who post here weekly.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

by BethAnnCullen on ‎11-22-2013 10:17 AM

Thank you!!! :cathappy:

by Two_Rocks on ‎11-22-2013 10:17 AM

It's too bad B&N has once again decided to hide Free Fridays from Nook users.  Sure, you can find the Free Friday selection in the forest of blogs if you know what tree to look behind, but B&N used to put it in the Nook Shop for all to see on the daily specials ticker.  Just another example of the cost cutting going on at B&N.  If they can't afford to do it, just stop the whole thing.  Don't do it half way.

by myopinionpb on ‎11-22-2013 10:18 AM

Thanks. I have some long waits in airports and prefer something light and short during this time. This looks like a good choice.  My only problem is I tend to immediately read what I download immediately.

I bought a couple of books I'm anxious to read and am saving them for my next trip.  It's soooo hard to wait. The nice thing about my Nook is I always something to read.

by myopinionpb on ‎11-22-2013 10:28 AM
by MarmaladeCat on ‎11-22-2013 10:36 AM

Cooler weather...comfy reading chair...warm, fuzzy socks...cup of hot tea...new Austenesque stories.  

Sounds like a perfect weekend after a very long and difficult work week.  Thanks B&N for Free Fridays. I may not download all of the choices, but I appreciate the offers.