Lady Maggie is the dignified, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Moreland—and he’s eager to get her married off. Soon though, Lady Maggie’s personal letters go missing, and her reputation is in danger until they're safely returned. Enter the handsome and talented investigator Benjamin Hazlit.


Though Maggie would love to pursue the dashing Hazlit, she worries that the risks to her—and consequently to him—may not be worth the reward. Can their mutual passion overcome her fears?


You’ll find more romance and intrigue in the other books in Burrowe’s Duke’s Daughters series.


And in case you missed it: Dan Brown's blockbuster thriller, The Da Vinci Code featuring the prologue & first chapter of the upcoming Robert Langdon adventure, Inferno, is free for a limited time.

Today’s Free Fridays App selection is one of our favorite - and messiest - NOOK Apps: Fruit Ninja - Puss in Boots.


This action-filled game combines one of our most popular app franchises with the irresistible hero of the hit animated movie, Puss in Boots. Who better to slice & dice his way through a series of fruit-mutilating challenges than the swashbuckling bandito Puss?


Fans of the classic Fruit Ninja will recognize the gameplay, updated with new challenges and Puss in Boots graphics. It's fun for all ages, and better yet, it's FREE for a limited time. Once you've mastered Fruit Ninja - Puss in Boots, the classic version of Fruit Ninja awaits your impeccable blade-work.



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 Grace recommends:



Cora and Guy's tale is not your typical Regency drawing room drama, but rather, a story of high stakes, adventure, and the price paid by those who lived, fought and loved passionately in a world of clashing armies and ideals in flux. Tracey Devlyn's debut is a terrific read, and the start of a wonderful series.

by booboo2004 on ‎03-22-2013 04:08 PM

I love coming here every Friday, missed last week for surgery. I thank all of you for all of the listings and taking the time to put up allof the free and bargain books.


by crzymom2kids on ‎03-22-2013 04:43 PM

Thank you for all the books..must get a least 5 a week.... Yea me!!!

by LillieAna on ‎03-22-2013 05:08 PM

When I first saw that this was a romance I was almost relieved since I wouldn't be tempted to add to my expanding TBR list. But then I read in this blog that it was historical romance which I like and can't resist.

I also couldn't resist dial C for Chihuahua because I like mysteries and animals.


I am having fun with Jellyflop and look forward to trying this weeks app.


Thank you for the books and the app and thanks to  all that post!

by Annmpa on ‎03-22-2013 05:18 PM

Thanks for the Free Friday Books and Apps. DiVinci Code was one of my favorite books and am so very happy to get it for the Nook. Thanks for all the freebee's

by creese on ‎03-22-2013 05:18 PM


I have appreciated all the free Friday postings and would like to share some of my favorite free apps. I know many of you are using the Nook 1st Edition or Simple Touch and I am sorry they won’t work for you. However, if you do upgrade in the future, I hope you will enjoy some of these.


The apps are not developed by Barnes & Noble, but they are made free for us to enjoy by outside App developers. All of these apps offer outside support and/or web sites for anyone with questions, problems or for Android owners.


These Apps are quite detailed and exceeded my expectations. If you view the screen shots before you download them, you will see what I mean. AND THEY ARE FREE! (except for one) If you don’t like them, they are easy to delete.


Download for these NOOK devices only: NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet, NOOK Color, NOOK Tablet

If the links do not work you can either search in the nook store or on your nook by name or copy/paste. I hope you enjoy them and thank you for all the great books that have filled my memory.


TextNow   (great updates)


ForeverMap 2 - Worldwide Online Maps


Dictionary (definitely not just a dictionary)


OverDrive Media Console: Library eBooks Audiobooks (no more side-loading library books)



******Weather, Calendar, Alarm Clock, ToDo List, Night Stand Clock - App & Wallpaper Helper


I had to throw the one above in because it is so great. IT IS NOT FREE. IT IS $1.00


Pulse News


TripAdvisor Hotels Flights Restaurants


The Emergency App


I did have images for all the apps but they did not want to copy paste. Thanks. I hope everyone will check back. It looks like I may have posted this too late.


Have a Great Weekend!


by Jojo3508 on ‎03-22-2013 06:12 PM

Thank you all for your hard work of posting these each week (or daily). The little ones love the free apps and I always find a great read. :smileyhappy:

by speckledpup on ‎03-22-2013 06:45 PM

as always, thank you!  And Creese I appreciate the apps.  I already has a few of them but always like getting much crap out there!  Hope you all have a great week end.

by taylor55 on ‎03-22-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks to everyone for listing the links for books. Always look forward to Free Fridays!

by CatherineMcG on ‎03-22-2013 07:58 PM

I am often disappointed by the free-Friday offerings. I do not especially care for genre fiction: romance, mysteries, vampires, zombies "beach reads," series, etc. I'm not saying that there isn't some good reading in genre fiction, but what I really look forward to is very good literary fiction.


Why are the literary fiction works so seldom include on Free Fridays? It doesn't even have to be current publications; there are many, many mid- to late  20th century titles that I might look forward to having.


How about it NOOK folks?



by kkral on ‎03-22-2013 07:58 PM

Thanks to all who take their own free time to find books for Free Fridays.  It is greatly appreciated by most of us and the ones who complain...well maybe they need to skip Free Fridays and find their own free books.  It gets really old reading in the book reviews the complaints that it is a romance and not a sci-fi or something else.  Not everyone likes the same type of books. People have been told over and over how to find free books but I guess some people would rather complain than find their own free books.  I really hope B&N doesn't get rid of Free Fridays b/c of the complaining b/c I've had my Nook since 2010 and hardly ever miss a Free Friday.  Maybe we just need to stop commenting about the complaining, consider the source and enjoy Free Fridays!


Thanks for all your time and work and have a great weekend!

by crazymama61 on ‎03-22-2013 08:31 PM

I LOVE FREE FRIDAYS!!! Thank so much

by CB2010 on ‎03-22-2013 10:31 PM

Just to let the idiots know, I have have flagged every review that was an OT complaining about the free Friday selection OR OTOH, those posting OT comments to the complainers. Grow up. This author is a real person and you are affecting his or her future sales. If you have to complain, complain in the blogs and don't skew the authors reviews with your stupid. I'm sensitive to this because I write and I would hate to end up with a 3 star review (which is pretty lackluster) because a bunch of teens and idiot adults wanted to complain they didn't like the genre!

by ChynasMommy on ‎03-22-2013 11:17 PM

Overdrive on my Nook! It's like the gift that keeps on giving :smileyhappy: Thank you everyone for researching and sharing all these great finds! I'm currently on Chapter 12 of the Da Vinci Code and have so many on my TBR list...I need a week off to spend some time with my NOOK!!! Thanks again, everyone is so kind. It's a joy to be a part of this community. Have a wonderful weekend!

by choirgal04 on ‎03-23-2013 01:03 AM

Yay!  I've been lucky two weeks in a row!  I really enjoy Greek/Mediterranean cuisine -- so thank you, spec, for pointing out the free cookbook from Chicago's Parthenon restaurant; I'm looking forward to trying out some of their mouthwatering recipes!  Passed on the app just b/c we already have the regular Fruit Ninja, but I'm enthused that B&N has offered another fun app for free.  Sometimes we go through a bit of a dry spell, but between Free Fridays, the Daily Find, the "101 books under $2.99" (usually there are actually 150 titles!)  and some apps on sale, our NOOK has seen lots of diverse new downloads lately at little to no cost!   

by Sueso on ‎03-23-2013 02:18 AM

Can't wait to read the chihuahua Detective book! Bc of course, we have a chi of our own! Thanks for all the books everyone...REALLY! Sueso