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      • 585. Repeat Freebie

        Always the Baker, Never the Bride 

         by Sandra D. Bricker

         

        Publisher: Abingdon Press

        File size: 1 MB

        ISBN-13: 9781426713576

         

          Overview

        Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here’s the rub about her job as a baker … Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning crème brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she’s never even had one full slice of it.

        When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and include her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It’s going to be a really rotten day.

        Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture? Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs?

        • 586. Re: Repeat Freebie

          A Time for Peace (Quilts of Lancaster County Series #3)  
          by Barbara Cameron
          (Abingdon Press)




          Highland Sanctuary 
            by Jennifer Hudson Taylor
          (Abingdon Press)



          A Texan's Promise (Heart of a Hero Series #1) 
           by Shelley Gray
          (Abingdon Press)

          • 587. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

            Moscow Sting 

             by Alex Dryden

             

            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

            Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS

            Pages: 480

            File size: 2 MB

            ISBN-13: 9780062005410

             

            Overview

            When Finn, a former British spy, is poisoned by a Russian assassin, his ex-boss Adrian, the chief of MI6, wants vengeance. He also wants answers—information that only Finn's widow knows. But Anna, a former KGB colonel who betrayed her country for love, vanished with her child shortly after Finn's death.

             

            Adrian isn't the only one eager to find Anna. Finn accessed intelligence so sensitive that the KGB killed to protect it—and now Anna is in the KGB's crosshairs, as the only person who knows the true identity of the Kremlin insider, superspy, and double agent called Mikhail. The CIA and Cougar, a giant American private intelligence company, are also hunting her. With the Kremlin still in the grasp of all-powerful Vladimir Putin, Mikhail is the West's best hope for revealing Russia's obscure intentions for its newfound oil wealth.

             

            Anna holds the key to the secrets of her motherland, and now the former Russian agent faces her greatest test. To secure her freedom and protect her child, she must uncover the full truth before anyone else does—even as friend and foe set her in their sights.

             

            Moving from Paris to New York, from the Kremlin to the American Southwest, Moscow Sting is an absorbing and timely tale of intrigue, betrayal, fatal lies, and complex truths, told with the authentic detail and chilling insight of an experienced insider.

             

            Editorial Reviews

            Publishers Weekly                 British author Dryden's poignant portrayal of Anna Resnikov, a KGB colonel who forsook her country to marry a former MI6 agent, Finn, powers this intense sequel to his 2009 debut, Red to Black. After a Russian assassin poisons Finn in Paris and delivers his body to the British embassy in Berlin three days later, Anna goes on the run with her young son by Finn. She becomes a pawn in a deadly game involving numerous intelligence agencies and contractors who recognize that only she knows the identity of Mikhail, a ghostlike double agent who's close to Vladimir Putin and possesses invaluable information about the "new" Russia--specifically its strategies to do with its substantial Siberian oil riches--that could dramatically affect the world's balance of power. While the breakneck pacing and serpentine plot will satisfy espionage fans, the ingenuity and insight that Anna displays in her desperate plight leave a more lasting impression than all the spy machinations. (Aug.)           
             

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            Booklist (starred review)“Dryden follows up his superb debut, Red to Black (2009), with a riveting sequel... Red to Black reinvigorated the classic Cold War espionage genre. Moscow Sting, with its clever, devious, conflicted characters, its tension and verisimilitude, and its complex but fully plausible plot, is every bit as good.”                   
            • 588. 2/28/2012 - Updated "Limited Time" Freebie List
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              Nook Book "Limited Time" Freebie List - 2/28/2012

               

              New items are in bold and followed by 3 asterisks. Please make sure that the price is what you expect it to be before hitting "Buy".

               

              Fiction

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              Sea Adventures

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              Children's Fiction

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              Religious Fiction

              Paranormal

              Literary Criticism

              Science Fiction & Fantasy

              History

              Historical Romance

               

              • 589. Repeat Freebie

                Invisible (Ivy Malone Series #1) 

                 by Lorena McCourtney

                 

                Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

                Genre: Mystery, Detective Fiction

                Series:An Ivy Malone Mystery, #1

                 

                Overview

                She's not your average crime fighter!

                Meet Ivy Malone, an inconspicuous older woman who has a mutant curiosity gene that often lands her in trouble. Unlike most women her age, she snoops and pries her gray-haired self into one hilarious escapade after another. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, Ivy can't help but put her snooping eyes to work as she launches her own unofficial investigation.

                Despite her unconventional sleuthing, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can't resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities' attempts to keep her out of danger and her nosy neighbor's match-making schemes can't slow Ivy down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, spunky sleuth threaten her very safety?

                "I laughed out loud. McCourtney's charming mystery debuts a voice both enchanting and startling."-Colleen Coble, author of Without a Trace

                "McCourtney's skill at blending whimsy, quirks, and questions into a lead character makes Invisible a must read."-Lois Richer, author of Dangerous Sanctuary

                "Invisible is a treat! Ivy Malone is a heroine with spunk and determination!"-Carol Cox, author of A Stitch in Time

                • 590. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                  The Life She Left Behind
                  by Maisey Yates



                  Publisher: Harlequin
                  Series: Santina Crown Series


                  Overview

                  The Santina Crown... Royalty has never been so scandalous!

                  Heiress Angelina Carpenter traded in diamonds for denim—and the freedom to make her own choices—when she fled from her arranged marriage to Sheikh Taj Ahmad. Now working as a nanny for the royal family of Santina, Angelina can't help but risk a glimpse at the glamorous life she left behind during a lavish party...and runs straight into Taj! And this time, the ruthless sheikh has no intention of letting his runaway bride get away...

                  A prequel novella to The Santina Crown series.

                  • 591. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                    Flirting with the Forbidden 

                     by Steven James

                     

                    Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

                     

                    Overview

                     

                    In our fallen world, temptation is normal. We run into it every day and we all are susceptible to falling victim to its enticements. We're tempted to cheat on our taxes, milk the clock, lust after someone other than our spouse, dishonor our parents, lie to our friends, covet our neighbor's trip to Europe. But just because we must live with temptation doesn't mean we have to let it master us.

                    In Flirting with the Forbidden, bestselling author Steven James reminds readers that we are always just one step away from bowing to temptation, that we all share the same potential and propensity for evil. Combining powerful first-person narratives from Scripture with thought-provoking reflections on temptation, discipleship, and grace, James helps readers grow in discernment and reliance on the Holy Spirit and develop a deeper, more intimate walk with Christ.           

                     

                     
                     
                    • 592. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                      Out of Mormonism : A Woman's True Story

                       by Judy Robertson

                       

                      Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

                      Overview

                      When Judy and Jim Robertson felt a spiritual void in their lives, they found ""the finest people in the world""
                      to embrace them and a beautifully packaged religion to entice them. Once drawn into Mormonism, they quickly climbed to leadership positions and became worthy temple Mormons, only to become disillusioned with the teaching and demands of the LDS church. From her unique insider's viewpoint, Judy shares her life as a Mormon woman, her rediscovery of the Jesus of the Bible, and how she and Jim found freedom as they left the LDS church in the face of persecution and confrontation.           

                      • 593. 3/1 freebie
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                        The Tenth Saint  

                        by D. J. Niko

                        (Medallion)

                        Suspense

                         

                        Cambridge archaeologist Sarah Weston makes an unusual discovery in the ancient Ethiopian mountain kingdom of Aksum—a sealed tomb with inscriptions in an obscure dialect. Along with her colleague, American anthropologist Daniel Madigan, she tries to identify the entombed man and translate the inscriptions. Tracking down clues in Addis Ababa and the monasteries of Lalibela, Sarah and Daniel uncover a codex in the subterranean library revealing the secret of the tomb—a set of prophecies about Earth’s final hours, written by a man hailed by Ethiopian mystics as Coptic Christianity’s 10th saint. Faced with violent opposition and left for dead in the heart of the Simien Mountains, Sarah and Daniel survive to journey to Paris, where they’re given a 14th-century letter describing the catastrophic events that will lead to the planet’s demise. Connecting the two discoveries, Sarah faces a deadly conspiracy to keep the secret buried in order to promote technological advances presently leading toward the prophesied end of the Earth.

                        • 596. Re: No Longer Free
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                          Voice in the Night: The True Story of a Man and the Miracles That Are Changing Africa by David Wimbish, Pastor Surprise (Baker Publishing Group)

                          • 597. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                            A Place at the Table 

                             by Chris Seay

                             

                            Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

                             

                            Genre: Christianity

                             

                            Overview

                            "A realistic, honest, and compassionate treasure. A Place at the Table is a journey of surrender to God that will usher us to transformed living."--Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave In a culture built on consumption--especially of food--it is easy to forget the poor that Jesus cared so much about. We get caught up in acquiring, buying, eating. Yet paradoxically, the more stuff we consume, the more our spirits wither and starve.
                            A Place at the Table invites you on a journey of self-examination, discipline, and renewed focus on Jesus that will change your life forever. Author Chris Seay is giving you a challenge: eat and drink like the poor for 40 days and donate the money you save on groceries to a charity or project that serves the poor in concrete ways.
                            But Chris doesn't expect you to go it alone. A Place at the Table includes a short chapter for each of those 40 days with Scripture, reflections, prayers, and encouragement. You'll even get tips for engaging your whole family in the process.
                            This book and 40-day journey can be enhanced with the companion DVD. Six sessions shot in locations like the Holy Land, Haiti, and Ecuador will help small groups and entire churches go on a passionate journey of radical faith, personal action, solidarity with the poor, and extravagant grace.
                            To download free resources and connect with others on the journey, visit chrisseay.net.
                            Chris Seay is a church planter, author, and third-generation Baptist pastor. He is the pastor of Ecclesia Houston and the author or coauthor of several books, including Advent Conspiracy, The Gospel According to Tony Soprano, and The Gospel According to Jesus. He lives in Texas.           

                             

                            • 598. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                              Tomorrow Is Today A Tempest Series Bonus Short Story 

                              by Julie Cross

                               

                              Publisher: St. Martin's Press

                              Pages: 32

                               

                              Overview


                              The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, throws lots of parties, is interested in a girl he can’t have, and oh yeah, he can travel back through time.But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

                              • 599. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT

                                Soups Cookbook 

                                by Gooseberry Patch

                                A collection of over 20 favorite soups recipes

                                 

                                Publisher: Gooseberry Patch, LLC

                                 

                                Overview(From BN Website)

                                Soups shares our very best recipes for all kinds of soups! Get cozy with fireside chili, baked potato soup and farmhouse beef stew.           

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