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 devinlou on ‎03-15-2013 11:47 PM

Thanks to all who take time to post free books, I truly appreciate them.  I look forward to your selections every week, time to see which free book I will read first, thanks again!

by EclecticReaderAL on ‎03-16-2013 12:17 AM

@Womanofherword said,


"I don't read religious fiction, and I had to drill down several layers in summaries and comments before someone stated the fact that it actually was a Christian book."


You click on the book cover.

You mouse down to the Overview.

Fourth line of Overview is talking about Jesus.

There was NO drilling down. 

You should probably always read the Overview before you get a book, even if it's free.


IMHO one shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth. In order to get a free book each week, it's worth the minute or two it takes to check the Overview, which is on the same page as the purchase button. 



by vachona on ‎03-16-2013 12:44 AM
Thank you very much for Free Fridays books and apps, as well as all the recommendations that have been given by so many friendly, helpful people! What a great introduction to new authors, as well as genres that you may be less familiar with. The best part as that it's FREE. No buyer's remorse!
by vachona ‎03-16-2013 12:44 AM - edited ‎03-16-2013 12:55 AM
Sorry, double post. Didn't see a delete.
by dorlys on ‎03-16-2013 10:12 AM

To all who are in or near the boomer stage of life:


Although the author's recommendation Still Alice isn't free, I'd urge any of you to put it on your "to read" list.  It is an excellent look into the thoughts and actions of someone dealing with Alzheimer's and one of those books that will stay with you long after you've read it.


And thanks to B&N and all the others for the free selections.

by choirgal04 on ‎03-16-2013 12:04 PM

Wow -- miss a week, miss a lot!  I was out of pocket last Friday & didn't notice the new Free Friday App -- What a great gift!  (and fortunately, we already had the Office Suite Pro.)  Today's Jellyflop is adorable & I can't wait to show my family!  Time to take a look at the time travel book; it sounds intriguing.  Thank you B&N for adding apps to Free Fridays, and thanks also to everyone who posts additional titles.  Have a great weekend :smileyhappy:

by EclecticHobbies on ‎03-16-2013 03:50 PM

So many books, so little time. I love free Fridays! I started out the year reading alphabetically by author to try reading some I hadn't read yet, but thanks to BN and all you posters, I've been derailed. Had to break from my systematic reading to read some of these newer ones. It's hard to keep track of what I've already read. I thought having a Read 2013 shelf would help, but since there's not an Unshelved self on the HD, that doesn't help. I'm trying adding a note on the title page with the date read. Thought I'd share that hint.

by mikesmartha on ‎03-16-2013 06:55 PM

Thanks everyone! ...and Womanofherword, thank you for the heads up on that. Did not realize it, not my usual choice either....but will give it a go (maybe)....Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!

by WriterMom777 on ‎03-16-2013 11:12 PM

Thank you Jeremy and B&N for this week's free book choice. This proves that you do, indeed, offer a variety of choices, and this week's choice happens to be Christian. I appreciate this. Thank you.


For the few who posted displeasure over this week's choice, one tip before downloading is to check the publishing house on the book's information page, along with the publisher's overview--and as noted, the readers' and editorial reviews, as well.


I don't express my displeasure when a book is being offered in a genre I dislike. I am, however, thankful for today's choice. Thanks, Jeremy and B&N. And another HUGE thank you to Spec, JffroJeff, Butterfly13, and eReaderPerks along with others who post so many wonderful additional free titles each week--you guys ALL rock!  Have a great weekend!



by taylor55 ‎03-16-2013 11:32 PM - edited ‎03-16-2013 11:40 PM

What a great week of books! My Nook is happy! Thanks everyone for your faithful posting of books each week. I look forward to all the goodies!


The book Still Alice is definitely worth reading. Very good insights!

by ChynasMommy on ‎03-18-2013 01:19 PM

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown is free right now!


Here is the llink:




Have a great day :smileywink:

by shwillia on ‎05-17-2013 10:39 AM

third time ive been on never see the free friday deals. they're in the catagory but when i down load i get charged for them.????????