Free Fridays

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"An author who can bring historical happenings so vitally back to life and made all the more impressive by being historically accurate in every respect."
- Times of London




While Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain clung to appeasement as the country’s only hope for peace, Churchill was among the brave dissenters who saw the true danger lurking in Hitler’s Germany. Dodd’s impeccably-researched novel follows Churchill’s brave campaign to change the minds and hearts of his countrymen, and face one of history’s greatest foes head on. The result is, “an intriguing tale of espionage and treason…this is a work to enthrall," (Daily Mail).



Once you’ve been entertained and informed by Winston’s War, sate your appetite for more historical fiction with Dodd’s other fascinating books: Churchill’s Hour, Churchill’s Triumph and Never Surrender.


Free Fridays Recommends


Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Today, however, Michael's editor at Sourcebooks, Shana Drehs, Editorial Manager,is stepping in to offer one of her favorite historical novels.


I’m a big fan of Howard Fast’s The Immigrants. Growing up in the Midwest, my knowledge of American history on the west coast was somewhat lacking, to say the least. The Immigrants brings to life the vibrant and diverse mix of cultures that converged on San Francisco at the start of the 20th century. Fast juxtaposes the freedom offered to self-made men in the quickly developing new frontier with the jarring discrimination and prejudice against Asian-American immigrants. I just love The Immigrants and if you’re looking for great historical fiction, Fast is second to none.





NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Michael Dobbs” to download his evocative historical novels.

by spec ‎02-03-2012 07:53 AM - edited ‎02-03-2012 08:05 AM

Great free friday's selection today, if you ask me. Thanks Jeremy. 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.

Hawaii or The Caribbean? by Lonely Planet

Seductive Persuasion (Panthera, Book One) by Frances Stockton

Religion & Spirituality
Good Life by Charles Colson, Harold Fickett

Children's Fiction
Kidz Bop Plus One - The Junior Novel by Bethany Bryan

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality by Samuel Barondes

Lucky in Love by Carolyn Brown
50 Ways to Hex Your Lover by Linda Wisdom
Scent Of Passion (Rutledge Werewolves, Book One) by Elizabeth Lapthorne
Something Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean
A Valentine from Harlequin: Six Degrees of Romance by Multiple authors

Blood, Sweat and Tears by Tom Reynolds

Mystery & Thrillers
Murder in Store by DC Brod

Religious & Inspirational
Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series #1) by Richard L. Mabry

Digger the Dinosaur by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Religious Fiction
The Someday List (Jubilant Soul Series #1) by Stacy Hawkins Adams
Rhythms of Grace by Marilynn Griffith
Dead Reckoning by Ronie Kendig
Gone to Green (Green Series #1) by Judy Christie
Surrender the Wind by Rita Gerlach

Women Sleuths
Ghost a la Mode (Ghost of Granny Apples Series #1) by Sue Ann Jaffarian

Business & Investing
Critical Thinking Strategies for Success by Multiple authors
Options for the Beginner and Beyond by W. Edward Olmstead
Presenting to Win: The Art of Telling Your Story: Updated and Expanded Edition by Jerry Weissman
The Rules of Money: How to Make It and How to Hold on to It, Expanded Edition by Richard Templar


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


Edit: Erased "Project Daddy" and "Creating an intimate marriage" - unfortunately no longer free

by Eros-Ashima on ‎02-03-2012 08:17 AM

Thank you so much for an interesting history book and as always thanks to spec for the additional offerings. It makes me so happy to have books in my "To Be Read" folder!

by MarvinQ on ‎02-03-2012 08:19 AM

Nice! love free fridays! thank you!

Already downloading!

by Ela_Bella on ‎02-03-2012 08:31 AM

Woke up and came straight to the blog. I just love Free Fridays. Thanks Jeremy and Spec. You have made my weekend. :womanvery-happy:

by to-read-is-to-live on ‎02-03-2012 08:39 AM

Thank You Thank You Thank You!  I love free fridays... even if I don't get that weeks book I look through the additional offerings that are posted by Spec.  I have so many books waiting to be read and that is a great feeling!

    I love the daily find also!

    Enjoying my nook

by judy9569 on ‎02-03-2012 08:44 AM

Thank you BN for free friday and thank you to Spec too for his post of free ones too.  Judy

by LoveToReadOnMyNook on ‎02-03-2012 08:44 AM

Thank you Barnes and Noble, I love Free Fridays!  The variety is always a surprise and I look forward to Fridays selection every week. Jeremy you do a great job!


Thank you too Spec, I appreciate the extras you give us! It is always nice to have a book to read, especially when it is free!


by Moonbeam75 on ‎02-03-2012 08:49 AM

Love Free Fridays.  I have read authors I have never read before.  Some I  like, some I won't read again.  It has given me a wider range of books and authors.

by Francesde1st on ‎02-03-2012 08:53 AM

Thank you Barnes and Noble for free friday and a BIG thank you to SPEC for his extras!

by 2PointySticks ‎02-03-2012 09:07 AM - edited ‎02-03-2012 09:12 AM

Just an update to Spec's list. The link to Something Secret This Way Comes leads to a different book, here's the correct link:

Also, the title of the Tom Reynolds book is "Blood, Sweat and Tea" (and it looks really good!). Thanks to Spec for putting the list together!

by AnnieMNH on ‎02-03-2012 09:15 AM

Jeremy, Thank you for today's selection.  I'm a big fan of historical fiction and look forward to reading this.


Also, thank you to the others who have posted links to more freebies.

by AKCareBear on ‎02-03-2012 09:28 AM

I Love Free Fridays!!!!!!!!!! Thank you So Much Spec and Jeff for the extra Picks for the week. This weeks pick is so fitting for me since my grandfather has been talking a lot about World War 2 and even mentioned this book! I am happy :smileyvery-happy:

by Carlissa on ‎02-03-2012 09:35 AM

I love Free Fridays!  Thanks to Spec and JfroJeff for all the extra freebies, too! 


There is an app you can get for the NookColor or Tablet called Book Buddy that lists a lot of free or low cost books. I have found a lot of good books using this app.

by Baste on ‎02-03-2012 09:57 AM

Good Free Friday everyone. Thanks Spec & JfroJeff for the extras this week. Thanks to you two I was able to get a few books this Friday.