Free Fridays

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In fact, Alice Love, the protagonist in this week’s Free Fridays selection, isn’t immune to a good bargain herself. When we first meet Alice, she’s a straight-laced, responsible woman who always does what’s expected of her, and never steps outside the lines. But when a colleague steals her identity—and her credit card—to set up a glamorous life in Hollywood, Alice is confronted with a tough question: where has all of her rule-following gotten her? Someone else is living it up at her expense, and she’s stuck with the bill.


Soon Alice is seizing the day, doing all of the exciting things she was always too afraid to do, and it turns out to be a whole lot of fun. Will Alice transform completely into a wild woman, or will she decide that there’s a happy medium somewhere between her old self, and her new carefree persona? Read The Liberation of Alice Love to find out which path she chooses.



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 Abby recommends:



NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Abby McDonald” to download her fun and adventurous books.

by Eros-Ashima on ‎11-25-2011 07:47 AM

Sounds like relaxing reading for the busy holidays. Thanks so much for your weekly present. I never look a gift horse in the mouth until I try it out. Nook Color rocks!

by JeremyCesarec on ‎11-25-2011 07:59 AM

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Enjoy the book!

by spec on ‎11-25-2011 07:59 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.

Contemporary fiction
Amos Walker by Loren D. Estleman

The God's Wife by Lynn Voedisch

Haunted Destiny by Ellie James

The Courage to Love by Samantha Kane

Religion & Spirituality
Real-Life Discipleship by Jim Putman

Finding Christmas by James Calvin Schaap

The Everything Potluck Cookbook by Linda Larsen

Brianna by Judy Mays

Pictures of the Mind by Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald

Mystery & Thrillers
Clues to Christie by Agatha Christie
Book of Days by James L. Rubart

Ubiquitous Computing for Business by Bo Begole
In the Line of Fire by Jerry Weissman
15 Expert Lessons for Retirement Planning by Multiple authors
Helping People Win at Work by Ken Blanchard & Garry Ridge


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

by miss_dobie on ‎11-25-2011 08:07 AM

JC and spec:


Thanks so much for all your work to bring us Free Friday selections.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and,


as always, rocks!


by ZAY on ‎11-25-2011 08:30 AM

Thanks for the freebie Jeremy!

by Lakeann on ‎11-25-2011 09:22 AM

Thanks, Jeremy!!! 


Liberation of Alice Love sounds like a good book and I'm going to start reading it as soon as I post this message!



by Reincarnation on ‎11-25-2011 09:25 AM

Thank you B & N and as always, BIG THANKS to spec. Talk about Thanksgiving, sharing, wonderful!

by patches_mcmatt on ‎11-25-2011 09:51 AM

What happened to the Free Fridays notification on the Shop page on the Nook? Is Barnes & Noble not pushing that content out to their Nooks any longer? Used to, I could go to browse the Shop on my Nook on Friday mornings and the home page would listed the Free Fridays book for download. I miss that as it was far easier to find out what book was up on there than trying to hunt down this particular blog (which isn't that simple to find if you don't know what to look for).


Anyway, thanks again for providing us with a great, affordable way to try out new authors. I'm passing up this weeks Free Friday book, but I did go download a few titles spec posted in his follow up post.

by sunn3y on ‎11-25-2011 10:21 AM

Thank you Barnes & Noble for all of the free books.  It allows me to opportunity to read as much as I like.  I am so hooked on my Nook................................

by JfroJeff on ‎11-25-2011 10:31 AM

Another one for the ladies. I give up. The target audience for Free Fridays is apparently female only.


And before you go getting your ganders up, I pay for lots of books. I spend prob $40-50 a month on ebooks. I appreciated free fridays as a way to look into new authors and it felt like B7N was giving back to thier customer. Not every book was my cup of tea, but we're going on a month now of selections for the ladies.


I steered my ebook purchases to B&N after I discovered free fridays. Now it doesn't seem so important to me anymore. Since I read from a tablet, I have 4 other book stores to choose from.


by davekolmer on ‎11-25-2011 10:55 AM

I agree with JfroJeff.  Seems like most of the free books on Nook Free Fridays target the fairer sex. I do wish they'd offer ones with broader appeal or ones that most men would find more least once in awhile. 

by 8ntFrogn on ‎11-25-2011 10:59 AM

Love the Friday freebies keeps my library eceltic.

by Critteranne on ‎11-25-2011 11:51 AM

I'm a woman, but I read so-called "guy" books all the time. To me, a good book is a good book. B&N is bound by what publishers are offering. If you want more "guy" books offered on Free Fridays, start approaching the publishers and complain to them. B&N also has to keep in mind customer responses to the book. If they offered a typical thriller, then next, they might have to field complaints about bad language or violence. So they can't win. Then again, they can't win anyway. They had a to field furious complaints from an offended reader when they offered a free book on retirement. :smileywink:


I don't like avoiding an author because of the author's gender because I don't want to miss anything. My father stopped listening to audio book by women writers because some had a romantic element in the stories. He even stopped listening to authors who use their initials because they might be women. :smileywink: He could have just read reviews to find out which women (or alleged women) wrote thrillers he would like, and which didn't, but he took the quick way out. Now he's missing a lot of good (and non-girly) thrillers because of the gender of the author. Also, he's picking books that aren't a good match for him, such as horror and SF, listening to a couple of discs, and then giving up because they're too "weird" for him. But I guess he thinks they'll be OK, because they're by guys. :smileyhappy: Meanwhile, he would probably like Karin Slaughter or Gayle Lynde or other female thriller writers.

by robjazz on ‎11-25-2011 01:25 PM

Glad to see that I am not the only one that does not received the free book notice on the shop page. What's happening. or is it Black Friday and the server is bogged down.

by interlakenkaren on ‎11-25-2011 03:11 PM
thanks for the free book. i do wish they ould select more non fction titles. i tend to read more f these than the fiction. happy thanksgiving to all.