This fun Young Adult novel, written by two friends who met at Harvard, follows the trials and travails of freshman Callie Andrews. She’s just arrived on campus, straight from California, and quickly finds that Cambridge brings a whole new set of challenges.


Anyone who’s made some school-age mistakes will sympathize with Callie’s string of bad luck—boy trouble, social miscues, getting on the wrong side of the school paper’s star reporter. But her three supportive roommates are a constant reminder that college—no matter how prestigious the school—is a time for making lifelong friends who help you forget those dumb decisions, and move on to the next challenge along the road to graduation.


Three more books in The Ivy series follow this adventure in higher learning.



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 Lauren recommends:




NOOK owners: go to shop and search by author name to download this fun YA series.


by spec ‎11-16-2012 07:48 AM - edited ‎11-16-2012 08:03 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.

First, There Is a River (Spirit of the River Series #1) by Kathy Steffen
Plum Blossoms in Paris by Sarah Hina
Talking to the Dead by Bonnie Grove

Retrieving Love (Urdan Seductions, Book One) by Elizabeth Lapthorne

Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards 2012 by Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's 100 Hotel Awards (PagePerfect NOOK Book) by Fodor's Travel Publications

Gift of the Goddess (Phoenix Rising, Book One) by Denise Rossetti
The Gatekeeper by Heather Graham
Game of Hearts by Kate Donovan

Evolution: A View from the 21st Century by James A. Shapiro

Biographies & Memoirs
SEAL of God by Chad Williams, David Thomas, Greg Laurie

Mystery & Thrillers
The Ascent: A Novel of Survival by Ronald Malfi

Religious Fiction
Livvie's Song by Sharlene MacLaren
The Covenant (Abram's Daughters Series #1) by Beverly Lewis
The Pastor's Wife by Jennifer AlLee
Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise (Bright's Pond Series) by Joyce Magnin
The Dog That Talked to God by Jim Kraus
Saving Hope: Men of the Texas Rangers Book 1 by Margaret Daley
Goodness Gracious Green (Green Series #2) by Judy Christie

To Create: Black Writers, Filmmakers, Storytellers, Artists, and Media-Makers Riff on Art, Careers, ... by Felicia Pride

Science Fiction & Fantasy
The White Fox: Book One in The Seven Stars Trilogy by James Bartholomeusz

Business & Investing
There Are No Dumb Questions About Money: Answers and Advice to Help You Make the Most of Your Financ... by Liz Weston
Essential Lessons on Leadership (Collection) by Jon Huntsman, James F. Parker, Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel
Extreme Money: Masters of the Universe and the Cult of Risk by Satyajit Das
Death by China: Confronting the Dragon - A Global Call to Action by Peter Navarro, Greg Autry
Presentations in Action: 80 Memorable Presentation Lessons from the Masters (Enhanced Edition) by Jerry Weissman
Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success by Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett
The Rules of Life, Expanded Edition: A Personal Code for Living a Better, Happier, More Successful L... by Richard Templar
Technical Analysis Trading Methods and Techniques (Collection) by Richard A. Dickson, Tracy L. Knudsen, Quint Tatro
Critical Thinking Strategies for Success (Collection) by Judy M. Chartrand, Stewart Emery, Russ Hall, Heather Ishikawa, John Maketa


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

by Eros-Ashima on ‎11-16-2012 08:11 AM

Thanks for what looks to be a fun and lighthearted read! Also thanks to all who post free books here and give new meaning to the words "Oh goody!"

by Arlr on ‎11-16-2012 08:22 AM

Thank you!  Can't wait to curl up with another good book!

by jmoore34 on ‎11-16-2012 08:27 AM

Thank you. Ender's Game is a great recommendation.

by GracieMae on ‎11-16-2012 08:28 AM

Thank you for the good books! I am looking forward to the light hearted read this weekend as we prepare for Thanksgiving! I want to thank everyone that posts free books because your time is appreciated more than you know!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!!!:smileyhappy:

by butterflly13 on ‎11-16-2012 08:32 AM

I will try to post a list next week but with Thanksgiving we will have company all week and do not know if I will have the chance to sit down to make a list.   So I wish all of you a wonderful holiday filled with happiness and I hope you are able to have loved ones near.




Charlotte Figg takes over Paradise   by: Joyce Magnin


Crossfire   by: Niki Savage


Another kind of Loving    by: sylvie Nickels


Riverbreeze Part 1    by: Ellen E. Johnson


Nearly departed   by: Patrick Schlienger


Plum Blossome in Paris   by: Sara Hina


Running for Cover   By: K. C. Murdarasi


Talking to the Dead    by: Bonnie Grove


Angel be good by:  Kathy Carmichael


Fatal Affair    By:   Marie Force


Last Bride in Ballymuir   by:   Dorien Kelly


Livvies Song   by: Sharlene MacLaren


With all my Heart   by: Stephanie Hurt


Pickup Lessons   by: Lisa Scott


A Piney Woods Christmas   by: Eilish Frazier


A Perfect Christmas   by: Mary Brewer

by GracieMae on ‎11-16-2012 08:37 AM

Can't wait to read Piney Woods Christmas - Thanks butterfly13! That's my neck of the woods!


by Bxr4me on ‎11-16-2012 08:38 AM

Wow, great books to choose from.  Thank you to all who took the time to post the freebies.

by jerseygalatheart on ‎11-16-2012 08:44 AM

Thanks everyone for the great free books. Down loaded many this week. Can't wait to get started. And

                                 HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!  HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY!!

by Baste on ‎11-16-2012 09:00 AM

Thank you jeremy, spec, butterflly13, for the list that you put every week. And thanks in advance to any and all others that will putting up list later today. Have a great reading weekend...Happy Thanksgiving to all.

by TREXROCKER on ‎11-16-2012 09:11 AM

Happy Thanksgiving all!  Thanks again for all the great free downloads!

by PeecWithin on ‎11-16-2012 09:18 AM

Thanks for the great reads this week!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎11-16-2012 09:33 AM

I appreciate all of the free books that have been posted this week and as we approarch the holiday next week, I hope everyone here has a blessed day of Thanksgiving!

by moontan on ‎11-16-2012 09:38 AM

Thanks for all the great books to read this week.  Hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving.

by WindBourn on ‎11-16-2012 09:42 AM

Thank you everyone for free books, for your time in gathering and posting them here. Happy Thanksgiving!!! :smileyvery-happy: