Today's Free Fridays book selection, Jayne Denker's By Design, is a playful, sexy romance about finding true love, and finding yourself along the way.

 

Emmie Brewster is an interior designer who is frustrated with a demeaning boss, an emotionally unavailable boyfriend, and a widowed father who has a more active dating life than she does. Nothing seems to go right...until she meets Graham Cooper, a handsome new client who makes it very hard for Emmie to do her job.

 

But Graham is already involved with someone else, a confident, successful woman whom Emmie only dreams of becoming. With Graham's support, can Emmie finally break the cycle, and jumpstart her career and her love life?

 


 

Surf the web on your NOOK like never before! Today’s Free Fridays app selection is the paid version of Puffin Web Browser which includes Adobe Flash support.

 

This app renders full versions of websites on your tablet quickly and efficiently with cloud computing technology. Start browsing now!

 

 


 

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 Jayne recommends:

 

It’s no mean feat to mix the elements of humor, drama, mystery, whimsy, romance, and pathos in a work of women’s fiction and have the balance come out right. But Cathy Lamb has accomplished it in her newest novel, If You Could See What I See. Protagonist Meggie O’Rourke, a documentary filmmaker, returns to her hometown of Portland and the family lingerie business, Lace, Satin, and Baubles. Her grandmother, who founded the company, makes Meggie CEO—a job she doesn’t want. The business is in trouble, and Meggie only has a matter of months to turn it around. In the meantime she has to deal with a full slate of eccentric family members, a super-hot police chief neighbor, and her own dark past.

 

I love books that make me laugh one minute and tear up the next, and this book does that in every chapter. There was just enough mystery—and even a touch of horror—to keep me turning the pages. Every character, from Meggie all the way down to the numerous employees at the factory, was three-dimensional, and their detailed stories were believable and touching. I’m going to head straight to Cathy Lamb’s back catalog to read more of her books right away.

 

– Jayne Denker

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by spec ‎09-06-2013 07:48 AM - edited ‎09-06-2013 07:50 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
Discover the Mystery of Faith: How Worship Shapes Believing by Glenn Packiam

Young Adult
Waterfall (River of Time Series #1) by Lisa T. Bergren

Computers & Internet
Statistical Techniques for Forensic Accounting: Understanding the Theory and Application of Data Ana... by Saurav K. Dutta

Romance
The Husband School by Kristine Rolofson
The Shy Bride by Lucy Monroe
Night of the Tiger by N. J. Walters
Love Letters Volume 1: Obeying Desire by Ginny Glass, Christina Thacher, Emily Cale, Maggie Wells
One Night With You (The Heart of the City Series, Book 1) by Candace Schuler

Mystery & Thrillers
Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead by L. Ron Hubbard
Midnight in Death (In Death Series) by J. D. Robb

Religious Fiction
Inescapable (Road to Kingdom Book #1) by Nancy Mehl
Promise to Remember, A (Tomorrow's Promise Collection Book #1) by Kathryn Cushman
Someday List, The (Jubilant Soul Book #1): A Novel by Stacy Hawkins Adams
Out of Control (Kincaid Brides Series #1) by Mary Connealy
Deadly Aim (Angel Delaney Mysteries Book #1) by Patricia H. Rushford
Back on Murder (Roland March Series #1) by J. Mark Bertrand
Larkspur Cove (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #1) by Lisa Wingate
Untamed Land, An (Red River of the North Book #1) by Lauraine Snelling

Nonfiction
Best of Both Worlds by G. Wayne Clough

Business & Investing
Why Great Leaders Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Managing for Conflict and Consensus by Michael A. Roberto

 

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

by Eros-Ashima on ‎09-06-2013 08:04 AM

Thanks again for making Fridays an adventure in reading choices. Thanks to all who contribute here!

by TarHeelGirl00 ‎09-06-2013 08:05 AM - edited ‎09-06-2013 08:10 AM

I'm excited to see the paid version of the Puffin app for free!  I have read where quite a few people have had Adobe Flash issues and the Puffin browser seems to be a recommended remedy.  So even though I haven't encountered any Flash problems as of yet,  I think this app will be a nice back-up to have in case I ever need it!  Thanks!

 

Happy reading this weekend to all of my Nook buddies here!:smileyhappy:

by sewcrazeee on ‎09-06-2013 08:25 AM

Thank-you!

by vachona on ‎09-06-2013 08:49 AM

Thanks for the freebies!

 

Wishing everyone a good weekend.

by FamilyChic on ‎09-06-2013 09:08 AM

Oh thank goodness its Friday,

    its finally here

Free Fridays I love you

    I just want to cheer

Because the path before me

    Is perfectly clear

Its date night tonight

    with my Nook and a beer

 

Happy Friday Everyone

 

by Sonnie_writes on ‎09-06-2013 09:15 AM

YALL  ~~~  IS it just me,

      or is that a dead-ringer of Paul Rudd, on the cover of Denker's book??

??  I completely thought I was looking at the actor, and wondering how she got him on her cover.  Is the semblance comin through to anybody else?  Just curious.....

 

 

Au revoir  Lovely book loving people 

 

PS. This Friday is the icing on the cake of all this nice weather we're having on the mid- Atlantic seaboard....

 

 

 

 

 

by michealep91 on ‎09-06-2013 09:19 AM

AWESOME selections already this morning...THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎09-06-2013 09:24 AM

@Sonnie-writes  I agree with you!  There is a strong resemblance! 

 

by LIndyJ on ‎09-06-2013 09:55 AM

Love Free Fridays!  Thanks to all of you for adding so many nice selections.  Happy Weekend everyone!

by Wolfpack_Fan on ‎09-06-2013 10:14 AM

Thank you to everyone and happy Friday!

by kadianew on ‎09-06-2013 10:19 AM

Thanks for all the goodies!! HAPPY FRIDAY!

by GracieMae on ‎09-06-2013 10:21 AM

Just love free fridays! Thank you everyone that posts free books, and those who have yet to post I thank you in advance!

 

Have a great and wonderful weekend!

 

:heart:

by butterflly13 ‎09-06-2013 10:28 AM - edited ‎09-06-2013 10:50 AM

Good Morning world, oh I had hoped that when school started life would go back to a nice even flow, but no, now I have had my hours extended at work.  Oh how you miss the time when it is gone.  Enjoy what you have while you have it, you never know when it will be gone. 

 

But at last it is Friday, I am also looking forward to having a drink and a book after the kids go to bed :smileyhappy:

 

But while I am here

 

All Your Pretty   by: Lise McClendon

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-your-pretty-dreams-lise-mcclendon/1112486737?ean=2940044239326

 

BeSwitched  by: Molly Snow

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beswitched-molly-snow/1105870545?ean=2940011508677

 

How to Host a Holiday (The Prequel to Ivy Stratton & The Time Machine)  by: Kathleen Kitson

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-host-a-holiday-kathleen-kitson/1113580981?ean=2940045040754

 

Larkspur Cove (The Shores of Moses Lake Book #1)  by: Lisa Wingate

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/larkspur-cove-lisa-wingate/1100230653?ean=9781441214188

 

Precise  by: Rebecca Berto

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/precise-rebecca-berto/1114042354?ean=2940045113007

 

Promise to Remember, A (Tomorrow's Promise Collection Book #1)  by: Kathryn Cushman

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/promise-to-remember-kathryn-cushman/1100376503?ean=9781441205445

by 1LadyVi on ‎09-06-2013 10:28 AM

Thank you for the Free Friday e selections.