Aimed at young readers, but a fun read for anyone with a sweet tooth, Bliss follows the adventures of a family of bakers with a magical secret. The Bliss Cookery Booke is filled with special recipes that can, deliciously, do everything from cure sleepwalking to combat a flu epidemic. But when the Bliss parents head out of town on an important trip, leaving the bakery—and the valuable recipe book—in their charming children’s hands, things get a little out of hand. The enterprising children take a stab at some of the ancient recipes, and soon find that a few mistakes can lead to a lot more trouble than just a fallen soufflé.


Like the perfect dessert, you’ll hope this book never ends. Luckily, the sequel, A Dash of Magic, is available for preorder now.


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 Kathryn recommends:


by CB2010 on ‎01-25-2013 08:13 PM

This book looks delightful! Can't wait to read it! :smileyhappy:

by Autumnspirit on ‎01-25-2013 08:55 PM

Thanks to everyone who finds and posts all these great reads!!! As for decadent desserts to read by? hmmm Winter- hot chocolate and choclate chip cookies. Summer- Sweet tea and peanut M&Ms.

Keep warm!

by Goldie73 on ‎01-25-2013 09:56 PM

Thank you everyone for the great suggestions (and links!). It's warm and humid here in ATX, and if you northern folks want to send a blast of arctic air our way I'd be grateful for a few more cold days. I miss seasons -- we have summer and not summer here. :smileywink:


Texas sheet cake is wonderful. Now I need to go visit Shirley Braden's website, gfe--gluten free easily. She posted a gluten-free version of it this week, and though it didn't appeal then I must say it does now! My family loves the brownie recipe I make that's like a denser version of the sheet cake. Of course, I frost them while they're warm with a chocolate buttercream icing which adds a lovely, thin layer of added yumminess. The hard part is waiting until they're cool enough to cut cleanly!


Again, thank y'all!

by OldmanDF on ‎01-25-2013 10:31 PM


Glad you are posting again. Enjoy the scifi selection.

by Sueso on ‎01-26-2013 12:32 AM

Thanks once again everyone! ive got a permanent eye twitch from reading too much! lol just wish the upid- stay complainers would realize that there are many choices, FREE choices that do not have to be free. Yes, you COULD have to pay for all these books, so why the heck are you complaining, when you should be grateful?!

by Love2readTAM on ‎01-26-2013 12:51 AM
Once again, a bunch of great selections.  Thanks everyone that posted books this week.  Jeff, so glad you are back!  Now I just need to figure out what desserts to have with my new finds of the week.


by ohnorita on ‎01-26-2013 07:03 AM
Thanks everyone for the various options this week! It is wickedly winter in PA. With snow on the ground and temperature settled in the teens, there is nothing better than a good book to make the day warm. You guys never fail! THANKS
by AKCareBear on ‎01-26-2013 07:41 AM

Thank you so much everyone who posts the free books you all are awesome beyond amazingness


Best Dessert to go with a book would be a pint of Raw cookie Dough with Cinnimon cookies to dunk in it 

by PSPTX on ‎01-26-2013 02:49 PM

There are approximately 700 free cookbooks on the site.  Some are very interesting.  To get to them all search "cookbook ebook" and sort by price.


If you are into cookbook collecting this is worth the effort.

by ginalatte on ‎01-26-2013 09:52 PM

Fixing a mocha latte with a splash of Baileys then cranking up the fireplace. Have a great weekend and thanks for the contributions to my Nook library !

by grisGC on ‎01-27-2013 10:01 PM
by just1morepgplz on ‎01-28-2013 02:10 AM

A huge thanks to all of the amazing "free book hunters"!  Your time and effort is very much appreciated:-)  An extra special thanks to Spec, JfroJeff, et al for all of the awesome YA books on their posts!  My daughter downloaded 2 this week alone:-)


???-Did anyone notice the "free" books this week were actually NOT free.  I logged in to peruse my library and noticed two $0.01 charges for books that were supposedly free.  Did I miss notification of this new policy?   Also wondering why the charge went to my credit card when I had more than enough money on the gift card "on" my NOOK.

by JfroJeff on ‎01-28-2013 11:40 AM

There is some rule BN has that you have to have a credit card on file to get even the free books. I think they do a .01 authorization to confirm the card is valid, but it doesn't acctually post to your card. That's a common way to confirm a card is valid.


If it is showing up on your credit card, I would contact them right away. I'd be out atleast a $100 if that was a thing :smileytongue:



by just1morepgplz on ‎01-28-2013 12:51 PM

Thanks JfroJeff!! :smileyvery-happy: In the past purchased items didn't go to my credit card so this is all new to me.  I will have to verify the status of the gift card I have on my acct. 

My free books would also total  approximately $100+  if this was the case.

by Thebookfinder on ‎01-28-2013 09:34 PM

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