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 eparys on ‎01-04-2013 12:34 PM

Thank you all for the great books which you have posted. I look forward to Free Firday - always so many great books to add to my library ......  now all I need is more than 24 hours a day to read them.

by SQUASHKITTY on ‎01-04-2013 12:42 PM

Thanks again for wonderful choices. I would never have downloaded the paranormal books on my own, but I have read quite a few and have enjoyed them all. Thank you for broadening my choices as far as type goes. I appreciate all the time you spend to find and post the choices that you do.

by booboo2004 on ‎01-04-2013 01:02 PM

Thanks for all of the good books to read. And it happens to be my favorite time of year to read, winter:catvery-happy:

by Tina77TR on ‎01-04-2013 01:17 PM

I would be interested in finding other NOOK friends to be able to take advantage of the "lend me" option.   How does one go about finding other users to share with?


by SueTK on ‎01-04-2013 01:17 PM

For the Hostile Witness book, look for the Nook edition.  The posted link was for the "book" edition, but right under it was the Nook version for free!


Here is the "free" link:

by ponkle on ‎01-04-2013 02:01 PM

Hi all and thanks .


Hostile witness is free Cindy - look at the nook book not the print copy. :smileyhappy:

by JfroJeff on ‎01-04-2013 02:09 PM

Aww, it's nice to be missed. My mornings are so hecktic now that I don't always have time to make a list.


I'll try to get up early next friday and put one together. :smileyhappy:

by f-r-o-g on ‎01-04-2013 04:56 PM

thank you for taking the time to compile the extra freebies list.  my "to read" list just keeps getting longer. :smileyhappy:

by Shines on ‎01-04-2013 04:57 PM

Thanks suetk and jerseygal for being so kind to us and each other!  Happy new year!

by MaineKoshka on ‎01-04-2013 05:55 PM

Thank you BN, butterfly and spec!  Love having free books to read...

by t1024 on ‎01-04-2013 06:00 PM

For those who had a hard time searching through free books using 0.0, you can add a category after that, for instance, 0.0 mysteries etc.  hope that helps! 


Thanks for all the lists by category each week! It makes it so easy to check out the books.

by ohnorita on ‎01-04-2013 06:40 PM
Happy New Year everyone! I hope we find some great mysteries, crime, etc in our free Friday lists! I don't want to get too soft and fuzzy with these recent books:smileyvery-happy:
by mikesmartha on ‎01-04-2013 06:41 PM

Happy First Friday!! Thanks for the great reads, and even the ones I don't like. Butterfly, thanks for including the "extra-extras" today! Went ahead and downloaded all 5 of Aika Flintharts books.....all are free on Nook. Havent read any of them yet but without you, I never would have found them. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

by SoccerGal_94 on ‎01-04-2013 07:21 PM

A few I found, I have no idea if these are repeats or not.



 Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466918115
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/2/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,350
  • File size: 766 KB



Mussolini's Rome: Rebuilding the Eternal City (7/15/2005)

Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780230204188
  • Publisher: MPS
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Sales rank: 2,715
  • Series: Italian & Italian American Studies Series
  • File size: 5 MB


Forever Fifteen: Book I of III: The Lucia Alberti Chronicles (1/1/2006)

 Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617922060
  • Publisher: Kimberly Steele
  • Publication date: 1/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 211
  • Sales rank: 3,157
  • Series: The Forever Fifteen Trilogy #I
  • File size: 914 KB


To Love Anew (8/1/2007)

 Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441202734
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,405
  • Series: Sydney Cove , #1
  • File size: 455 KB


Priced to Move (10/1/2007)

 Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585586226
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,675
  • Series: Shop-Til-U-Drop Collection , #1
  • File size: 475 KB


Dream Man (9/24/2007)

 Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426936531
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 16,863
  • File size: 428 KB


Blood, Sweat and Tea (5/28/2009)

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007333479
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 3,485
  • File size: 3 MB