When Michael Stewart embarks on a journey back to ancient Rome, he never expects that he’ll be putting his daughter Elizabeth in danger. Elizabeth soon follows Michael through the church tunnel portal, but when she arrives her father has already returned home to the present day.


Now Elizabeth is alone in a dangerous and unfamiliar time and place, and Michael is a suspect in her disappearance. They’re separated by millennia, but united in the goal of bringing their family back together at any cost.


As an extra Friday treat, in celebration of Fiction Studio Books' second anniversary, the publisher is making Nook editions of five of its most acclaimed recent publications available for $1.99 each through March 18 here.




So I’m extra excited about today’s Free Fridays App selection: Jellyflop! In this physics-based adventure game, you get to help little Jelly achieve his dream of taking to the sky. This jellyfish wants to fly, and you can help him collect the feathers and gadgets he needs to help him take flight. The whole family will fall in love with the irresistible Jelly and his quixotic quest.


Download Jellyflop! for free now to start your amazing invertebrate adventures.



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 Michael recommends:


As the baby boomers retire, a huge burden is about to be unleashed on the health care system of the United States. Millions of people will suffer from Alzheimer's. Having seen some relatives endure such challenges, I read the book Still Alice by Lisa Genova.


The author skillfully shows how the caretakers and friends and family were affected in handling the situation. Lisa's story helped open my eyes about this dreaded disease and how as a nation we must be prepared to handle the onslaught in the next couple of decades.


Ms. Genova told me: "I always believed in the book, that there was an audience who needed it. We know the facts and statistics and even the science. While that info is important, it tends to stay intellectual, in our heads. The people who love the 5.4 million Americans with AD are in need of something more. We need to understand the humanity behind those numbers and the science. We need to understand AD with our hearts."

by Sueso on ‎03-15-2013 09:39 AM

Some really good books this week, it looks like.  I have a QUESTION:  Jeremy, I downloaded the Office app last week fine, but never saw the Free Friday app.  Not sure what I did. Wrong. 

Thanks for everything guys! Sue

by knittingforalyssa on ‎03-15-2013 09:50 AM

 Womanofherword , if you look further on the downloading page where it describes the book it indicates it is a religious fiction book.  Also, in the summary above it talks about a church portal which should have given it away.   It was free, just delete it if it isn't your cup of tea. 

by SoccerGal_94 on ‎03-15-2013 09:56 AM

[sing to a lively tune]


Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday dear me,

Happy birthday to me!


This is one of the BEST ways to celebrate Friday, let alone my actual birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Beware the Ides of March!  And have a good day!

by just1morepgplz on ‎03-15-2013 10:05 AM

Does anyone know if the apps work on a "non-NOOK" tablet?  I own a 1st edition NOOK (which I LOVE although it is books only) and have the NOOK app on my Nexus tablet as well.  Last week"app isn't popping up on the NOOK app on my tablet.


Thanks again for an awesome Friday!!

by WindBourn on ‎03-15-2013 10:10 AM

:smileyhappy: Oh WOW!! A time travel book ~my fav!  Also found 4 more, thanks to Spec, Butterfly & EReaderPerks ~~thank you! Have a great weekend fellow Nook-ers!!!  Éirinn go Brách!

by JeremyCesarec on ‎03-15-2013 10:18 AM

Hi Sueso,


You may want to contact NOOK Chat Support to see if they can help you access last week's app: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/customerservice/chat/survey


Happy Friday!


by JeremyCesarec on ‎03-15-2013 10:20 AM

Hi just1morepgplz


While some featured apps may be available from other app stores, the Free Fridays offer is only valid on NOOK Apps for use on NOOK devices.


Happy Friday,


by gmcootie on ‎03-15-2013 10:31 AM


by just1morepgplz on ‎03-15-2013 10:36 AM

Thanks Jeremy!  That's what I thought.

by RBHolb on ‎03-15-2013 10:40 AM

I'm going to post here to make a request:  Folks, if you haven't read the book, please don't leave a review.  It is helpful to neither the reader nor the author.  If you haven't read it but think it looks cool, post here.  If you don't like the genre, post here.  Reviews are supposed to tell us something about the book.


Off my high horse now.

by piksea on ‎03-15-2013 10:48 AM

Thanks so much for the great book and app links!  Thank goodness all my new books don't actually make my nooks weigh anymore. I don't think I'd be able to lift them.  As a woman whose boss is looking to retire, I've been really grateful for all of the business free books. Hopefully, I'll be ready to move onto a new career when they shutter the doors at my office of 20 years.



by rhodaloo on ‎03-15-2013 11:05 AM

More new authors to try! 

by Baste ‎03-15-2013 11:25 AM - edited ‎03-15-2013 11:33 AM

Thank you B&N, Jeremy for the selection today! Also thank you Spec, Jeff, Butterflly13, & any others who will be posting today. Happy reading to all my fellow FF friends, I love this blog you are all great; have a great St. Patrick's weekend. Also happy birthday to soccergal_94.

by padiddle on ‎03-15-2013 11:42 AM

Happy Friday!  Thank you for the book postings!



by gingerzing1967 on ‎03-15-2013 12:06 PM

I don't have a Nook Tablet (YET, will soon I hope), but I LOVE that there are freebie apps included on Friday Freebie. 
Today's book looks interesting. 
And just to note for the Recommended book from the the author (I know it isn't free) is FABULOUS.  My book club read it last year and it is a compelling book.  I would highly recommend it as well.

And as always, thank you Speck, Butterfly and the others who find the other treasures.