In today’s Free Fridays selection, All Roads Lead to Austen by Amy Elizabeth Smith, the author injects a spirit of adventure into her book club quest—traveling across Latin America with a suitcase full of Jane Austen’s oeuvre, stopping along the way to set up local book clubs to spread the gospel of Jane.


Across the continent, Smith shares her love of Emma, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice with taxi drivers and teachers, poets and politicians—and in turn sees her favorite books in a whole new way.


Whether you’re a world traveler or an armchair adventurer, you’ll find a lot to love in this endearing tale of a literary journey that leads to many unexpected places. You’ll come away wondering what the great Jane Austen herself would have thought about our intrepid narrator's unusual quest.


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 Amy recommends:





NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Amy Smith” to download her journey with Jane.


by bmk129 on ‎09-07-2012 10:00 AM

Great books this week!  Thanks for all the freebies. Looking forward to the Jane Austen book and the mysteries.

by jerseygalatheart on ‎09-07-2012 10:01 AM

Thanks for all the free books looks like some really good ones.  Thanks to all that post free books Fridays are truly my favorite day of the week. Thanks Again.


I also found some free books this week.  I hope you don't already have them.


Lady Deception Rizzo Rosko

The Billionaire Wins the Game Melody Anne

Stone Kiss Lisa Blackwood

Captured ( Adult Only) Christine Cross                                   Enjoy!

Calamity Jane Kathleen Bacus

Texas Tides Jolene Faye

Dinosauris J Rock

Still Life with Murder P.B. Ryan

Photographs and Phantoms Cindy Spencer Pape

Soul Mate Richard Crawford

Second Chance Romance Asrai Devin


by ChynasMommy on ‎09-07-2012 10:11 AM

Free Friday is the greatest! Thank you to all who contribute! What a wonderful thing, love it!!!

by WindBourn ‎09-07-2012 10:50 AM - edited ‎09-07-2012 10:51 AM

O my gosh!!! I've gleaned a dozen great books today ~~thank you! :smileyhappy:

by padiddle on ‎09-07-2012 10:55 AM

Thanks for the books.  Happy reading this weekend.  Remember to rest your eyes, from time to time!!!!


by ga_diva on ‎09-07-2012 11:09 AM

A wealth of reading today.  Thanks to all of you who are making my nook fat.

by CathyF7 on ‎09-07-2012 11:47 AM

Yay!  Looks like a great read for my vacation next week :smileyhappy:


I totally look forward to Fridays and all the great finds... thanks everyone for posting!

by DianeBCT on ‎09-07-2012 12:05 PM

Can't believe you've offered so many B&N Classic Series Books for Free.  I downloaded them all.  What a wonderful Classic Library I have started on my Nook.


Also the Free Friday Selection is great.  Just love browing every Friday.  I upgraded my Nook Color (I've had one ever since it came out.)  to the New 16GB Tablet.  Just love my Nook.  I will give my "older" Nook to my husband who will love it.


Thank you so much.


by Llawryf on ‎09-07-2012 12:40 PM

I can't seem to get any of the classics listed. When I go to the Nook, it doesn't say they are free. When I try to download on the web it isn't responding.


by Moderator Melissa_W on ‎09-07-2012 12:48 PM

I was able to read an eGalley of this and its definitely a fun cross between a travelogue and a love letter to Jane Austen.

by michealep91 on ‎09-07-2012 01:20 PM

Thanks sooo much for all the great links this week,  I downloaded a bunch!  LOVE-LOVE-LOVE the classics!  :smileyvery-happy:

by ginalatte on ‎09-07-2012 01:24 PM

Thanks so much to all the contributers, I especially look forward to the featured freebie. I sure love Fridays ! 


by Evilynn on ‎09-07-2012 01:55 PM

Thank you, again. Great selections, as usual!

by Graymalkin on ‎09-07-2012 01:59 PM

@butterfly 13...You hit it out of the park this week with me...a download fest....thank you!!  Also, thanks to B&N, Jeremy and Spec for providing quality free downloads, week after week.  I appreciate it!!

by StubyHobo on ‎09-07-2012 02:02 PM

Wow! I like all these classic 'Kickstarter' books.

Should come in handy for a lot of people with kids getting ready to go back to school and have reading lists!