Today’s Free Fridays selection—Married in Haste by Cathy Maxwell—is a clever, fast-paced historical romance with a fun twist.

 

While beautiful young Tess has always had the pick of the litter when it comes to male suitors, a family misfortune is set to change her matrimonial prospects for the worse. Now that her brother has gambled away the family money, Tess must find a worthy husband before London society catches wind. Luckily a dashing war hero has just proposed, but can Tess accept in good conscience, knowing that she’s willfully deceiving her new beau?

 

Expect another steamy adventure in Maxwell’s  upcoming The Devil’s Heart—available for pre-order now.

 


 

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 Cathy recommends:

 

I like charm and wit in my romance and Elizabeth Boyle's Love Letters from a Duke is brimming with those qualities. The story has ruses, masquerades, and misunderstandings enough to make any romance reader stand up and yell, "Bravo!"  Or take joy in whiling away a Friday evening with a glass of wine, a bubble bath, and the witty game of love between Felicity and her duke as they enjoy what can rightly be called "the devil's own tangle." Plus, as a bonus, a portion of the book's proceeds go to support Autism Speaks.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Comments
by butterflly13 ‎01-04-2013 08:04 AM - edited ‎01-04-2013 08:10 AM

Hello to new users and old friends! Hope your holidays were filled with happiness and continue to remain that way for the rest of the year to follow.  For thoes who don't know me I tend to keep to women's authors and prefer to share "chick lit".  I am not big into erotic fiction nor religious fiction but that is not to say I wont post it from time to time.  So enjoy and happy reading.

 

Armed and Fabulous   by: Camilla Chafer
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/armed-and-fabulous-camilla-chafer/1113035615?ean=2940044817654

 

The well lived laugh   by: Rachel St. John
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-well-lived-laugh-rachel-st-john-gilbert/1111428085?ean=978160742...

 

Discovering you  by: Melissa Kean
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/discovering-you-melissa-kean/1113846906?ean=2940045079242

 

The Rancher takes a Bride  by: Sylvia McDaniel
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-rancher-takes-a-bride-sylvia-mcdaniel/1112755896?ean=29400450578...

 

So I'm a Double Threat  by: Julie Prestsater
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/so-im-a-double-threat-julie-prestsater/1100076692?ean=2940011227301

 

State of Grace  by: Elizabeth Davies
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/state-of-grace-elizabeth-davies/1113779370?ean=2940045049153

 

Zoes First Date with Fate  by: Heather Mar Gerrison
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zoes-first-date-with-fate-heather-mar-gerrison/1101186978?ean=294001...

 

A Taste of Romance  by: Michele Hauf, .....
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-taste-of-romance-michele-hauf/1113688034?ean=9781459245624

 

By Any Name by: Katherine John
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/by-any-name-john/1100070250?ean=9781423788423

 

The Case of the Missing Blahnik  by: hristine Demaio Rice
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-case-of-the-missing-blahnik-christine-demaio-rice/1113744671?ean...

 

 

Here are some that are still free that I have shared in the past that have been popular here or on pintrest that are still free.

 

Long Time Coming   by: Edie Claire
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/long-time-coming-edie-claire/1005886675?ean=2940045086233

 

Shutting Doors  by:  Lynnie Purcell
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shutting-doors-lynnie-purcell/1106546243?ean=2940033098170

 

Yeart of the Chick  by: Romi Moondi
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/year-of-the-chick-romi-moondi/1107843786?ean=2940032870531

 

Spinnig the Plate  by: Donna Anastasi
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spin-the-plate-donna-anastasi/1022813450?ean=2940011434013

 

A Family Affair   by: Mary Campisi
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/family-affair-mary-campisi/1103135907?ean=2940011226595

 

 


Sci-Fi & Fantasy ( Because we all miss Jeff)

 

A Circle of Iron  by: Greg Benage
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-circle-of-iron-greg-benage/1111647992?ean=2940033269020

 

80 AD: The Hammer of Thor by: Aiki Flinthart
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/80ad-the-hammer-of-thor-aiki-flinthart/1105098290?ean=2940011458248

 

After the Battle on Starship Hill  by: Vernor Vinge
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/after-the-battle-on-starship-hill-vernor-vinge/1105114820?ean=978146...

 

Alone  by: Robert J. Crane
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/alone-robert-j-crane/1111786109?ean=2940033166428

 

Defender  by: Robert J. Crane
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/defender-robert-j-crane/1111809328?ean=2940011400599

 

Shadow of Lilies   by: R. Moses
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-shadow-of-lilies-r-moses/1112572232?ean=2940044768574

by Eros-Ashima on ‎01-04-2013 08:04 AM

A fun historical romance is just what I need! Thanks B&N for the chance to read something new and thanks to all who come here and make this such a fun place to visit!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎01-04-2013 08:17 AM

This sounds like a really fun book!  It's always nice to add a little variety to my ever-growing Nook collection!  As always, thanks a bunch!

by Arlr on ‎01-04-2013 08:19 AM

Thank you I look forward to Firdays!

 

by rokclmr on ‎01-04-2013 08:20 AM

Thank you to Jeremy, Butterfly, and everyone who posts these wonderful gifts of free books.  I have met so many new "friends" in my e-books, and truly appreciate the time it takes for you guys to comb through and compile these money-saving, yet enjoyable offerings.  Many of these books are ones I never would have looked at twice, but now are some of my new favorite recommendations to others because of your work.

 

This is a regular weekly Friday a.m. stop for me for the past 3 years, and I look forward to all the Fridays to come!

 

Happy New Year, everyone!  Enjoy these weekly reminders to take the time to slow down and READ!!!

by SingerMom68 on ‎01-04-2013 08:26 AM

Thanks, Butterfly13, for the sci-fi/fantasy!  Glad I scrolled to the end of your post! (We do miss Jeff.)  :-)

by spec ‎01-04-2013 08:26 AM - edited ‎01-04-2013 08:28 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.

Fiction
Ruth's First Christmas Tree by Elly Griffiths

Religion & Spirituality
The Well-Lived Laugh: Designing a Life that Keeps You Smiling by Rachel St. John-Gilbert
Solitary (Solitary Tales Series #1) by Travis Thrasher

Romance
Beach House Beginnings by Christie Ridgway
Worth the Scandal by Karen Erickson

Business & Investing
Are You a Stock or a Bond?: Identify Your Own Human Capital for a Secure Financial Future, Updated a... by Moshe A. Milevsky Ph.D.
Power of Communication,The: Skills to Build Trust, Inspire Loyalty, and Lead Effectively by Helio Fred Garcia
Buy and Hedge: The 5 Iron Rules for Investing Over the Long Term by Jay Pestrichelli, Wayne Ferbert
Business and Competitive Analysis: Effective Application of New and Classic Methods by Craig S. Fleisher, Babette E. Bensoussan
Trading the Trend (Collection) by Michael W. Covel
Fast Track to Business Success (Collection) by Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Patrick Harper-Smith, Simon Derry, David Ross
Building Success with Business Ethics: Advice from Business Leaders (Collection) by Helio Fred Garcia, Jon Huntsman, Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett, Doug Lennick

Advice & How-to
30 Days to Better Thinking and Better Living Through Critical Thinking: A Guide for Improving Every ... by Linda Elder, Richard Paul
The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful L... by Richard Templar

 

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

by GracieMae on ‎01-04-2013 08:30 AM

Thank you everyone for the freebies! I love historical novels, so guess what I will be reading? LOL

I miss Jeff - did not know he left! But do appreciate what he did for us. I also appreciate Spec, Butterfly and Jeremy for continuing to provide us with a variety of freebies each Friday. Here is to a fabulous 2013!!!!!

 

by AquapixeAD on ‎01-04-2013 08:41 AM

Thanks Butterlfy13 and Spec for the 'EXTRA' freebee's - You guys ROCK!

by judy9569 on ‎01-04-2013 08:52 AM

Thank you BN for Free Fridays and thank you to Butterfly and Spec.  I had noticed that Jeff hadn't posted, but thought I had just missed him.

 

Judy

by AKCareBear on ‎01-04-2013 09:06 AM

Thank you so much everyone your amazing have a great weekend! :catvery-happy:

by Sparrow1976 on ‎01-04-2013 09:13 AM

my favorite day of the week is free fridays.  not just because of the one freebie we get from B&N, but with all the other freebies we get from our lovely group!  i spend the better part of friday night downloading all these free books--i think today will push me over the 500+ mark!!!  thank you so much to the people who take the time to list these gems for us.  :smileyhappy:

by krisket on ‎01-04-2013 09:17 AM

Thanks Jeremy and BN. Thanks to Butterfly for the SF - I have really been missing Jeff!

Happy Friday everyone!

by Baste on ‎01-04-2013 09:29 AM

Happy New Year everyone, I don't know about you guys but I'm looking forward to the new year of free friday selections. Today's selection starts my year of reading off to a great start. Thanks all who post freebies on this site, you make friday's great.

by BethAnnCullen on ‎01-04-2013 09:34 AM

Thank You! :cathappy: