Free Fridays

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We're renaming this week's Free Fridays, "Three Fridays." Instead of one free title for you to explore, we’re offering the first book in three exciting series.





















Each of these stellar Free Friday’s picks will leave you wanting more—so be sure to explore the rest of the books in each series, all available now for NOOK.


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 Irene Hannon recommends:



NOOK owners: go to shop and search by the author’s name to download these great series’ debuts.

by spec on ‎09-30-2011 08:02 AM

Wow - Triple Free Fridays - pretty cool! Here's some Free Friday extras: freebies located since last Friday (some of previous Fridays' freebies may still be free). Another sort of slow week as far as freebies, but hopefully the genre selection will allow for everybody to find something for themselves. All the books were free at the time of submitting this post, please verify the price before clicking Buy.

Pirate Tale:
Under the Black Ensign by L. Ron Hubbard

Children's fiction:
Straw House by Daniel Nayeri

Emperors' Clothes by Catherine McGuinness


Romantic Suspence:
Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig

Shadow Touch by Erin Kellison

Historical romance:
Highland Blessings by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

Power for Life: Keys to a life marked by the presence of God by Matt Sorger 

How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski

Pumpkin Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

Please laurel this post if you like it.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎09-30-2011 08:10 AM

Wow, three books! It just gets better and better with the Nook! I tell and show everyone how great it is. Thanks again Spec, I always look for your new recommendations.


That series by Lorena McCourty looks like it's just my cup of tea! I love love love a cozy.


Thanks B&N!

by Lacey80 on ‎09-30-2011 08:12 AM

Thanks B&N for offering 3 books today.  Also, thanks to Spec for digging up all the extras!!  Because of you I've almost always got a book waiting to be read!!

by miss_dobie on ‎09-30-2011 08:31 AM

Once again, B&N, thank you so very much for not only Free Fridays, but for Nook Night and for Deal of the Day and for Spotlight.  You all have enriched my life immeasurably.  B&N is the very best and nothing beats the Nook Color!


And, spec, you rock!



by Sharon29 on ‎09-30-2011 09:01 AM

Thank you!!!!  I downloaded all three. 

by waltman on ‎09-30-2011 09:13 AM

Although you'd never know it from the descriptions here, if you look at the comments for each of today's Free Friday books you'll see that they're not just romantic mysteries, they're Christian romantic mysteries. Who even knew that was a genre? 

by DF2349 on ‎09-30-2011 09:14 AM

Thank you B&N!!!!  I so look forward to Fridays! And Spec you are so kind to find extra free books for us to download!  I love my Nook Color and all the enjoyment that it has brought to me. I don't have the money to buy a lot of books and I now am not limited to library books! 

by AnnieMNH on ‎09-30-2011 09:20 AM

Thank you for the Freebies from B&N.


Also thanks to Spec for finding some extras.

by melmac77 on ‎09-30-2011 09:20 AM

Thank you for the warning Waltman it would have been nice if they had been marked as such in the OP

Reading the reviews I see you are correct it's not a genre that interests me so I will be giving these a miss

by AliciaDean_1835 on ‎09-30-2011 09:54 AM

Hmmmm, Triple Free Friday is very cool...and thanks, Spec, for the links to other free offers. I also wasn't aware they were Christian that all three? It's not a genre I normally read, but a good book is a good book, and I'll definitely give them a try.  Yes, the Nook is awesome!!! Have a great weekend everyone!



Only $2.99 on the Nook and Kindle....
Death Notice by Alicia Dean
Suspense with romantic elements

by aColoradoMom on ‎09-30-2011 09:55 AM

It's 7:55 a.m. Mountain Time, and the Guardian is no longer free?  It's showing up for $9.99.

by jlariviere on ‎09-30-2011 09:58 AM

Good recommendation on The Guardian by Dee Henderson!

All of her books are good, and I own the paperback, audiobook, and eBook of most.


by tallTale on ‎09-30-2011 09:59 AM

First I want to say that I love and really appreciate Free Nook Book Fridays.

That aside, a lot of the free books, and the three today are good examples of this, have religious undertones.

Now I'm not saying that there shouldn't be any Christian faith type books, but... I do find the percentage of these type of books alarmingly high compared to say non-religious fiction type books.

Now out of three books, I think 1 out of 3 is probably the maximum that should have such undertones.

Three out of three, is sort of suspicious? Not to mention, that this isn't the first time there has been a religious Christian based book up for free Friday. I feel like whoever is picking the books now is on some sort of conversion scheme or wants non-Christians to feel singled out and not be able to enjoy free Fridays. It'd be one thing if there were other books like this of different faith, or even if it was every once in a while, but it's quite often we get a book of this genre, and most of the time, you don't even notice before you download and start reading the book unless you read the comments section from other readers.

Anybody else feel this way? I'd really like some more non-religious undertone books, and throw in a religious one every now and then, but a lot less please.


by lapymm on ‎09-30-2011 10:16 AM

I must have missed something.  I recall very few Free Nook Books with religious undertones.  I recall a lot of vampire/witch/faerae/demon/ghost type books.  I recall a lot with no religious undertones whatsoever.  Also, I'm really appreciate getting these 3 books. I always try to keep one or two on my nook that are sort of light reading with an engaging plot to offset those that are more serious and these sound like they will be that type.

by KikiL on ‎09-30-2011 10:27 AM

All three freebies are from Baker Publishing Group, which "publishes high-quality writings that represent historic Christianity and serve the diverse interests and concerns of evangelical readers" (from their web site).  I believe it is the publisher that lets Barnes & Noble (and Amazon and other free book web sites) offer certain books for free, for a limited time.  The recommended book (The Guardian) is published by Tynedale, another Christian publishing house.  I do believe this should be noted somewhere in the reviews.