This first book in Gray’s Heart of a Hero series explores the complex and endearing love that grows between Clayton—a ranch foreman—and the woman he’s sworn to protect from her stepfather’s advances. Clayton isn’t the type of man who can stand idly by and watch the innocent Vanessa become her notorious stepfather’s next victim. So he sweeps her away on a westward journey—pursued by a dangerous man, and growing closer to Vanessa with each mile that passes underfoot.


You’ll be moved and entranced by the tender love that these two souls grow to share.



Free Fridays Recommends


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 Shelley recommends:




 NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Shelley Gray” to download her stellar romances.


by spec ‎09-14-2012 07:42 AM - edited ‎09-14-2012 07:52 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.

Six-Gun Caballero by L. Ron Hubbard

Religion & Spirituality
God Can't Sleep: Waiting for Daylight On Life's Dark Nights by Palmer Chinchen

Faith by Lori Copeland
Roped (Heart of the West, Book One) by Ann Jacobs
Steele (Sterling Files, Book One) by Sherri L. King

NOOK study's 50 Survival Tips: How to WIN at College by SparkNotes
NOOKstudy's Lining Up a Semester Abroad: 25 Tips by SparkNotes
NOOKstudy's How to Land an Internship: 25 Tips by SparkNotes
Kaplan's Study Strategies by Kaplan Publishing

Mystery & Thrillers
Love Me If You Must by Nicole Young

Religious Fiction
Gentleman of Her Dreams by Jen Turano
Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry
Walk with Me: Pilgrim's Progress for Married Couples by Annie Wald
Long Time Coming by Vanessa Miller
Delivered With Love by Sherry Kyle
Gone to Green: The Green Series #1 by Judy Christie
The Voyage of Promise: Grace in Africa Series #2 by Kay Marshall Strom

Obama: The Greatest President in the History of Everything by Frank J. Fleming

Business & Investing
Why Good People Can't Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It by Peter Cappelli
Global Banking 2020: Foresight & Insights (Enhanced Version) by Knowledge@Wharton, Ernst & Young
The Option Trader's Hedge Fund: A Business Framework for Trading Equity and Index Options by Dennis A. Chen, Mark Sebastian
A Practical Approach to Performance Interventions and Analysis: 50 Models for Building a High-Perfor... by Gene E. Fusch, Richard C. Gillespie
The Art of Asking: Ask Better Questions, Get Better Answers by Terry J. Fadem
Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action by Peter Navarro, Greg Autry
15 Ways to Take Control of Your Career Now (Collection) by FT Press Delivers, Robert E. Gunther
Richard Templar's Rules: The Complete Compilation (Collection) by Richard Templar
ETF Trading and Investing Strategies (Collection) by Marvin Appel, Tom Lydon, Leslie N. Masonson


Please laurel this post if the list is useful to you.

by PeecWithin on ‎09-14-2012 07:52 AM

Thanks for the great selections!

by Eros-Ashima on ‎09-14-2012 07:54 AM

I have been reading a few Westerns lately due to reading the Longmire series so this is a welcome addition! Thanks to all that post these wonderful free books!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎09-14-2012 08:14 AM

Thanks to B&N and thanks to Spec for organizing the week's freebie list for us!


Happy reading this weekend everyone!:smileyvery-happy:

by GracieMae on ‎09-14-2012 08:19 AM

Oh how I love Gone With The Wind! It is such a good book! Thank you for it!! And thanks to Jeremy and Spec (and everyone else!) who go to the trouble of providing us with freebies! Friday's would not be the same without you!


I will miss this next Friday as I will be out of pocket and not sure I can get a computer connection. That's what vacations are for tho right?


Have a great week everyone!

by frolicndetour on ‎09-14-2012 08:33 AM

I wish Barnes and Noble would do a better job more clearly marking what books are Christian books.  I have no desire to read them and I have to scroll way down and scruntinize the keywords and the reviews to figure it out.  I also wish BN would separate out books by real, mainstream publishers and books that are self-published or published by one of these fly by night Internet publishers.  I am sick of not being able to exclude those from my search results because then I get stuck with a book that is poorly edited and full of grammar and spelling errors.

by Mitch563 on ‎09-14-2012 08:39 AM

Thanks as always for the Friday Freebie!  I won't download this one, likely, but I am still so glad we have them.  B&N, you are awesome!

by michealep91 on ‎09-14-2012 08:46 AM

Thanks for all the frrebies...jsut finished a book last night, so maybe I will find something good today!

by 24pages on ‎09-14-2012 08:48 AM

Thanks once again for the postings.  I enjoy sampling authors and books I wouldn't otherwise have sought out and often find a new "favorite".  Great job and kudos to B&N!

by Baste on ‎09-14-2012 08:51 AM

Happy FF everyone, thanks for the great options this week as always. Thanks Jeremy, Specs, & everyone that has yet to put up your list; without all of you & your list I would be without books. Everyone have a great weekend & GracieMae have a great vaca.

by alliewinter on ‎09-14-2012 09:06 AM

Thank you everyone! I always download a handful of great possibilities on Fridays. Just finished two that were offered in previous weeks and they were wonderful! I like the opportunity to sample the work of authors that I might not otherwise find.

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-14-2012 09:14 AM

Thanks Jeremy and B&N there's nothing better than a Texas romance

Yee Ha!!!


by butterflly13 ‎09-14-2012 09:18 AM - edited ‎09-14-2012 09:22 AM

Good morning everyone!

by butterflly13 on ‎09-14-2012 09:21 AM
by Doge_Mom on ‎09-14-2012 09:22 AM

Thank you for free Fridays