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 TarHeelGirl00 on ‎09-07-2012 08:11 AM

Way to go, B&N!  Traveling with Jane Austen this weekend sounds both exciting and fun! 


Thanks Jeremy!

by spec on ‎09-07-2012 08:16 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.

Marly's Choice (Men of August, Book One) by Lora Leigh

Blaze of Glory by Sheryl Nantus

The Boy in the Lot by Ronald Malfi

Legacy of the Witch by Maggie Shayne
Siren Song (Royal Dynasty, Book One) by Roberta Gellis

Religions Fiction
Death Trap (Robot Wars Series #1) by Sigmund Brouwer

Biographies & Memoirs
While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age during the Civil Rights Movement by Carolyn Maull McKinstry, Denise George

Barnes & Noble Classics
Art of War - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Sun Tzu
The Awakening and Selected Short Fiction - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Kate Chopin
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Emily Dickinson
The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Good Soldier - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Ford Madox Ford
House of Mirth - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Edith Wharton
Jude the Obscure - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Thomas Hardy
Odyssey - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Homer
Paradise Lost - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by John Milton
Picture of Dorian Gray - Kickstart Program - (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Oscar Wilde

Mystery & Thrillers
A Foreign Policy by Richard Graham-Yooll

Religious Fiction
The Widow of Larkspur Inn by Lawana Blackwell
Blame It on the Mistletoe (Bright's Pond Series) by Joyce Magnin
They Almost Always Come Home by Cynthia Ruchti
From Ashes to Honor by Loree Lough

Diary of a Confessions Queen by Kathy Carmichael

Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Light of Eidon (Legends of the Guardian-King Series #1) by Karen Hancock

The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine by Michael Kuhar

Business & Investing
Measure the Impact of Online Marketing (Collection) by Melanie Mitchell, Jamie Turner, R. Scott Corbett, Michael Tasner
Trading Commodities, Commodity Options and Currencies (Collection) by Carley Garner
Negotiating with Backbone: Eight Sales Strategies to Defend Your Price and Value by Reed K. Holden
Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times by Jon Huntsman
Encyclopedia of Operations Management, The ; A Field Manual and Glossary of Operations Management Te... by Arthur V. Hill
The Essential Ken Blanchard Collection by Ken Blanchard, Garry Ridge, Colleen Barrett


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

by butterflly13 ‎09-07-2012 08:18 AM - edited ‎09-07-2012 08:19 AM

I am so excited for this weeks Free Friday! I have been wanting this book!!! b Yippeee!! Thank you B&N and Jeremy!!




Miracle at the Broken Heart Store   by: Talli Roland


Lucky Leprechaun     by: C. J. Hawk


A Family Affair   by: Mary Campisi


Falling for you  by:  Julie Ortolon


Among the Ashes    by: Cheryl Denton


Never Buried    by Edie Claire


Double Dare   by: Rhonda Nelson


Heartfire  by: Karen Rose Smith


Love in Bloom by: Karen Rose Smith


Second Chance  by: Amelie Rose


The Widow of Larkspur Inn   by: Lawana Blackwell

by Baste on ‎09-07-2012 08:25 AM

Thank you for a title that looks & sounds like a great read jeremy, thanks spec & butterflly13 for the list that you put every week. And thanks in advance to any and all others that will putting up list later today. Have a great reading weekend...I know I will.

by Lucy_PR on ‎09-07-2012 08:29 AM

Morning to all!!!


Thanks for all the free book list.  My TBR is getting bigger.



by Eros-Ashima on ‎09-07-2012 08:31 AM

What great selections! I'm squirreling away my books for some cozy winter reading. Thank you!

by TREXROCKER on ‎09-07-2012 08:33 AM

I always look forward to Friday's.  Thanks to all for posting the free book links.  I have the Nook ap on my Ipad and never used it as I hated the thought of buying the books.  Friday's have really changed that in me!



by Moderator dhaupt on ‎09-07-2012 08:56 AM

YaY B&N and thanks Jeremy for putting this really interesting novel up for free Fridays, I'm downloading and it's going to the top of my pile



by battyjac on ‎09-07-2012 09:15 AM

My book is free too. It's a children's chapter book, fantasy.

by Jenesaisquoi on ‎09-07-2012 09:18 AM

Thanks for the posting the free links!

by PeecWithin on ‎09-07-2012 09:27 AM

Thanks for the great selections this week!

by tracerd on ‎09-07-2012 09:31 AM

Thank you everyone for the wonderful book selections this week.  Have a great weekend.

by cjvaughn on ‎09-07-2012 09:40 AM


by Landmom on ‎09-07-2012 09:42 AM

Thanks to all for the free ebook links that are posted every week.  I always look forward to Friday morning.  I replaced my Nook first generation with a Simple Touch with GlowLight this week and can't wait to enjoy all my free ebooks on my new Nook.  Wonderful!

by NoGAPeaches on ‎09-07-2012 09:50 AM

I always look forward to Friday's. It gives me an opportunity to explore new authors and different genres of books that I might never look at, but becasue they are free my world has opened that much more !!!! Thanks to all for posting the free book links.