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 Evilynn on ‎03-15-2013 12:13 PM

Thank you, B&N, Jeremy, Spec, Jeff, butterflly13 and everybody else who is thoughtful enough to find books for Free Friday. You are the best!


I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

by NookloverEC on ‎03-15-2013 12:17 PM

I was excited when I saw this Free Friday entry - it sounds like a really compelling book.  Unfortunately, when I tried to download the book, I got a message stating that I already own this book. I checked my Nook and checked my online library. I entered the title under search. The book is no where to be found. : (  Help!!!!! I had no problem downloading the jellyfish app.

by itsabirditsaplane on ‎03-15-2013 12:26 PM

omg! love it! again a free app! love the summery of the book too am deff going to have something to do this weekend!

by judy9569 on ‎03-15-2013 12:42 PM

Thank you everyone for the free book lists.  Also, thank you BN for free fridays.

by maggie_68 on ‎03-15-2013 12:42 PM

How does Free Friday work? Do I need an app? Do I download book? Confused.

by Jojo3508 on ‎03-15-2013 12:50 PM

Thank you all for all your hard work of putting these list together weekly. You all rock!  I guess this was a feebie before, I already had the book downloaded but the app looks cute and I think my nieces will love it. :smileyhappy:

by mysweetperdition on ‎03-15-2013 01:04 PM
@maggie_68, I can never download the books from the Free Friday links directly so I find the books on my nook's shop page and download from there. Personally, I like to get books that way better because I can also check reviews and other books by the author, if it's a series, before downloading.
by SQUASHKITTY on ‎03-15-2013 02:03 PM

Thank you, B&N, Jeremy, Spec, Jeff, butterflly13 and everybody else who takes the time to find books for Free Friday. I sooooo appreciate the time you spend.


I hope everyone has a Happy St. Patrick's Day, and a wonderful weekend.

by tracerd on ‎03-15-2013 02:23 PM

Thank you everyone for the great choices this week.  Keep up the great work.  :smileyhappy:

by BethAnnCullen on ‎03-15-2013 02:47 PM

Thank You!! :cathappy:

by NookloverEC on ‎03-15-2013 04:19 PM

@mysweetperdition, thanks for the tip! I found my missing book just where you suggested. I have never had that problem before!

by GolfingGirl on ‎03-15-2013 04:26 PM

Thanks so much for all the free books, especially Spec for all the romances, my favorite! Have a great weekend!

by ginalatte on ‎03-15-2013 04:34 PM

 It is an "all you can read book buffet."

Thanks to all those nice folks who spend precious time posting free books for the rest of us to enjoy.  I appreciate your efforts even if I don't grab every book offered. 

by Love2readTAM on ‎03-15-2013 06:38 PM

Thanks to everyone who posts free books on Friday.  I love checking the blog every week to find something new.  And a big THANK YOU for the free apps – love, love, love it.


Time to go curl up with a nook and have some reading/app playing time!:smileyvery-happy::heart:

by Cyndie4 on ‎03-15-2013 07:16 PM
Anyone else having trouble with the free app Jellyflop? all i get is a black screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated.