Free Fridays

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What kid wouldn’t be overjoyed to inherit a fortune from a long-lost aunt? Think of all the candy and video games you can buy with that kind of scratch! But when 13-year old Gerald Wilkins lucks into a gigantic inheritance, he quickly learns that there’s no such thing as a free lunch.


It turns out that there are some pretty substantial strings attached to this unlikely windfall—including a letter implying that Gerald’s aunt was murdered, and imploring him to track down the killer. Even more disturbing is Gerald’s realization that the killer may actually be tracking him.


Now this Australian teenager is off to England for the adventure of a lifetime. And as the investigation gets more dangerous at every turn, Gerald’s just hoping he’ll live long enough to enjoy life as a newly-minted billionaire.


Two more adventures await new fans in the action-packed Archer Legacy adventure series, including the soon-to-be-released The Mask of Destiny. Get a sneak peek at excerpts from both books in today's special free edition.

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 Richard recommends:




The tale of Bilbo Baggins and his journey there and back again is a yarn that covers so many aspects of great story-telling. It is a quest, a memoir, an adventure, a tale of temptation and bravery, a fish-out-of-water saga of a stout fellow who only discovers his inner-strength when faced with great challenges. It is a book that rewards re-reading several times through life, as there are new treasures to be found in the prose each time it is visited.






NOOK owners: go to shop and search for “Richard Newsome” to download his exciting adventures.

by crafty0162 on ‎05-04-2012 03:17 PM

Using the shop function on my nook I was able to download the free 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook.  Quick and easy there.

by choirgal04 on ‎05-04-2012 03:50 PM

Thank you!  I think my daughter and I will enjoy this free title on her Nook. 

Appreciate B&N offering a middle-grade novel as the official Free Friday selection for a change.  Sadly one reviewer gave the book only one star, just out of outrage that it wasn't an adult pick.

I do think it would be a nice thing if B&N would promote a juvenile title each week in addition to the regular  Free Friday offering, since there are many young (and young at heart!) Nook owners who wouldn't really take advantage of the usual adult fare -- how hard could it be to have one of each (kind of like the Daily Find & the Daily Find for Families?)

Again thanks, and thanks also to spec & to Jfro Jeff for adding a YA supplement to his list.  Happy Free Friday!

by Reincarnation on ‎05-04-2012 05:12 PM

Griselda Takes Flight by Joyce Magnin is a charming, sweet book. Don't be put off by it being in the Religious Fiction catagory. I paid for my read of this book and was pleased that I did. Get it for free!!!

by 24pages on ‎05-04-2012 05:30 PM

Friday has become the highlight of my week!  Thank you to everyone for supplying the great titles to add to my reading list.  Enjoy the weekend!

by Summergirl1846 on ‎05-04-2012 06:59 PM

Regarding problem with trying to download 101 Easy Entertaining Recipes Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch, I also was unable to directly download it however; if you save to your wishlist first, then you will be able to dwnload it. It worked for me so I hope it will work for you as well !

by JRaz on ‎05-04-2012 11:55 PM

To those of you who have been unable to buy the cookbook -- I was able to make it work by right clicking the "Buy Now" button and opening a new window/tab. I was given the option to purchase it then. 

by f-r-o-g on ‎05-05-2012 12:46 AM
Thank you for free fridays, i love it. I did want you to know the cookbook is not working, when i clic k on buy nothing happens and i have tried from three different devices. Thanks again.....
by mintjulip on ‎05-05-2012 08:54 AM

Love the Free Friday posts and appreciate the time and effort of those who take the time to research FREE books.  Your posts help my time management!  In this economy, I love the fact that I can download FREE books.  Books I normally would have passed are now part of my reading genre.  Guess I was a genre snob, but I have "seen the light."

by kim65gt on ‎05-06-2012 12:16 PM

So sad.  I was out of town for the weekend and missed most of the books.  Oh well.  Next time.  Thanks for the freebies!

by JeremyCesarec on ‎05-07-2012 07:53 AM

Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry that some users are having trouble downloading the cookbook. We're working with the publisher to get the issue resolved. I do just want to take this opportunity to explain the difference between the NOOK Free Fridays program, and the lists of free books that other users post in the comments.


Each week, we work with publishers to offer a free NOOK Book. Usually the book is free through Sunday (or even longer), but it is only guaranteed to be free on Friday. These books are chosen with the goal of representing many different types of genres, authors, and writing styles, and I hope that you often find something that interests you. Many readers have said that they've found some of their favorite new authors through Free Fridays.


The other lists that users post in the 'comments' are free NOOK Books that they have found and want to bring attention to. That's a really helpful resource for those of you who are looking for additional free books for the weekend. However, just as a note, since NOOK isn't highlighing these ourselves, we can't promise how long they're going to be free, what types of books are being represented, etc. 


I hope you continue to enjoy Free Fridays!


by lilones5 on ‎05-09-2012 03:00 PM

I Love Love Love Free Fridays! My only complaint is that the religious fiction selections posted by spec are never free :smileysad: even if I click on the the minute F F posts on Friday mornings...

Other than that though it it my favorite day of the week!