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.







by issapenay on ‎01-04-2013 09:40 AM

love love love Free Fridays!!! woot!!!

by Keddibear on ‎01-04-2013 09:53 AM

I found another book that's free today.  The reviews look pretty good!  I just love Free Book Friday so I thought I'd give a little of what I love to get!  


Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster.


by jerseygalatheart on ‎01-04-2013 10:06 AM

Hi everyone!! Another great free friday. THANK YOU ALL for the extra free books. I found some books this week also.


     Jars of Clay by Lee Straus

     Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott

     Fallen Grace by Jessica Cartwright

     The James Charade by James McLaughlin

     The Imaginist by TK Wade

     Legendary Blue Diamond by Mark Stewart

     Texas Tornado by Jolene Faye


Most should be full novels and most are mysteries.

by doe965 on ‎01-04-2013 10:15 AM

Thank you for a wonderful collection of books. :cathappy:

by tracerd on ‎01-04-2013 10:16 AM

Thank you for the wonderful book selections this week.  Keep up the good work in the coming year.  :smileyhappy:

by PH03N1X on ‎01-04-2013 10:29 AM

I so love Fridays!! Thank you everyone that posts free books. I have such an awesome collection going :smileyhappy: I hope everyone has a safe and great weekend!!

by Francena on ‎01-04-2013 10:44 AM

Yeah for Friday Freebies!  Thank you to everyone and have a great week.  Wishing safe, happy and healthy days to all!

by ga_diva on ‎01-04-2013 10:45 AM

I LOVE free Fridays!!!! Thank all of you.


I read sometime ago about "hen lit." I wonder if any of you have any great hen lit books, the freer the better.


Thank you all.


by Cindy_Lou_Who22 on ‎01-04-2013 11:00 AM

Hostile Witness sounds really good, but unfortunately it is not free right now :smileysad:

by rgrudnik on ‎01-04-2013 11:01 AM

     As much as I appreciate Barnes & Noble providing a free nook book every Friday, I would prefer that they provide a choice other than a romance or mystery.  I have not kept an actual count of the category of the free Friday offerings, but it appears to me that most fall into the romance category.  I would like to suggest that the free Friday allow the customer to choose one of a group of selections from different catergories; B & N Classics, biography, current events, romance, mystery etc..


     For those of you reading this and saying to yourself, "Why doesn't he just search for "free books" on his Nook?".  I don't want to spend all day browsing through all the free pornography (listed as erotica) to find something readable.

by SueTK on ‎01-04-2013 11:11 AM

Hello Fellow Readers--

I love Free Fridays!!

Just noticed that jerseygalatheart had posted a list, but they were not linked.  I have never tried this before, but I searched for the first book and am trying to post that title with the link.  Hope this works.  


Jars of Clay by Lee Strauss

by tadvr on ‎01-04-2013 11:12 AM

Thank y'all for taking the time to share your finds with us.  Hope everyone has a great New Year!

by RedReaderKCMO on ‎01-04-2013 11:14 AM

My belated thanks to all those who seek and find the books listed here whether free or not.

by SueTK on ‎01-04-2013 11:25 AM

Since my first attempt at "linking" worked, I'll post the rest with links from jerseygalatheart (with thanks!)


Let Us Prey by Jamie Lee Scott


Fallen Grace by Jessica Cartwright


The James Charade by James McLaughlin


The Imaginist by T. K. Wade


Legendary Blue Diamond by Mark Stewart


Texas Tornado by Jolene Faye


Not sure what category each of these titles would belong in, but the links are now here for everyone to peruse.  


I am most appreciative of all of you who find these titles and allow us the opportunity to pick and choose  new books to read.  


by 1LadyVi on ‎01-04-2013 11:36 AM

Thank you.