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      • 601. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
        LM44

        Best Friends Forever 
          by Rebecca Currington

         

        Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

         

        Overview

        The relationships between owners and their pets go well beyond basic companionship. Not only do they develop a special bond, but people can gain insights on life, faith, and love from their cats and dogs. These heartwarming collections include 40 meditations each and draw from real-life experiences with the authors' own pets as well as those of their family and friends. From Katrina survivor Bess to the phone-answering dog Jordy, from the kitten-tending grandpa cat to the lifelong camp resident Sylvester, each reading is sure to delight, encourage, and inspire.

         

         

        The Mockingbird Parables  

        by Matt Litton

         

        Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers

          Overview

        The Mockingbird Parables takes readers on an inspiring and engaging journey through Harper Lee’s beloved 1960 literary masterpiece, introducing each character through the lens of faith. The enigmatic Boo Radley as an allegorical representation of God, “the divine, mysterious neighbor” who watches over, protects, and longs to know his children personally. The hero, Atticus Finch, as a model of faith, integrity, and even parenting. The main character, Scout Finch, and what she might teach us about the role of women in church and society. 
        The Mockingbird Parables compels us to ask the often-ignored questions: Do we truly love our neighbors? Are we building community? Are we influencing society for the better? By illuminating the parallels between Christian faith and Lee’s masterpiece, The Mockingbird Parables reaffirms the magnitude of a novel perhaps more relevant today than ever before.

        • 602. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
          LM44

           

          Dead Reckoning  

          by Ronie Kendig

          Publisher: Abingdon Press

           

          Surrender the Wind 

          by Rita Gerlach

          Publisher: Abingdon Press


          Sixty Acres and a Bride  

          by Regina Jennings

          Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


          Love Amid the Ashes  

          by Mesu Andrews

          Publisher: Baker Publishing Group


          When You Can't Find God  

           by Linda Evans Shepherd

          Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

           

          Making Waves  Being an Influence for Jesus in Everyday Life

          by Doug Nuenke
          Publisher: Navpress

           

          I Heart Bloomberg (86 Bloomberg Place Series)  

          by Melody Carlson

          Publisher: Cook, David C.

          • 604. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
            LM44

            Young Marian's Adventures in Sherwood Forest 
            by Stephen MooserBruce Lansky (Editor)

             

            Publisher: Meadowbrook

            Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER

            Pages: 152

            Age range: 7 - 15 Years

            Series: Girls to the Rescue Series, #9

             

            Overview


            The Sheriff of Nottingham learned the hard way: don't mess with Maid Marian! This Girls to the Rescue novel tells the exciting tale of thirteen-year-old Maid Marian and her first adventure with young Robin of Loxley (the future Robin Hood).

            The Sheriff of Nottingham has thrown Marian's father into the dungeon, and only Marian can save her father from the hangman's noose.

            Marian proves herself the cleverest of heroes as she takes on a pack of hungry wolves, murderous thieves, and the Sheriff's loyal soldiers. She also solves a heart-wrenching mystery--the disappearance of her mother, missing for three years and presumed dead.

            Thirteen-year-old Marian and her friend Robin team up to rescue her father whom the Sheriff has wrongly condemned to death.


            • 605. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
              LM44

              Fatal Destiny - A Fatal Series Novella

                by Marie Force

              Publisher: Carina Press

               

              Overview

              With the week of their wedding finally upon them, Washington, D.C., Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her fiancé, Senator Nick Cappuano, are at odds. In the aftermath of a tragic loss, they struggle to reconnect as the big day draws near, but their work keeps pulling them apart. When a new clue into a cold case surfaces, Nick asks Sam not to take any foolish chances before the wedding and to leave it alone for the time being.

              Sam agrees, but she can't let it go entirely and winds up trapped in an explosive situation. Then an unwelcome visitor from her past threatens her future happiness… With trouble at every turn, will Sam survive long enough to walk down the aisle?

              Book 3.5: a Fatal novella. Don't miss Fatal Affair, Fatal Justice and Fatal Consequences, available now.

              39,000 words

              • 606. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
                scotta316

                Encountering Heaven and the Afterlife  

                by James L. Garlow, by Keith Wall

                Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
                Publication date: 8/1/2010

                 

                What happens when we die? What is heaven really like? How do spiritual beings--angels and demons--interact with us here and in the hereafter? Real-life, credible stories of near-death experiences and spiritual encounters gathered by the authors of Heaven and the Afterlife paint a clearer, fuller picture of exactly what readers can expect when it's their turn to "cross over." These gripping true stories--written from a solidly biblical perspective but accessible to seekers--provide fascinating glimpses into the spiritual world around us and the one that awaits us.


                 

                Deeper Into the Word  

                by Keri Wyatt Kent

                Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
                Publication date: 1/1/2011

                 

                Translators have done their best to render the words of the Bible into English, but capturing the nuances of the ancient languages is an inexact science. Kent gives readers an opportunity to investigate the roots and biblical context of the words within the Word.

                 

                Deeper into the Word is a fascinating devotional, but it can also be used as an accessible reference tool, as it explores 100 of the most important words of the New Testament. Kent unpacks each word's Greek origins, shows how it is used in the Bible, and offers insights into its significance in our lives.

                • 607. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
                  scotta316

                  Coach Wooden  

                  by Pat Williams, James Denney

                  Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
                  Publication date: 2/1/2011

                   

                  Pat Williams is senior vice president of the NBA's Orlando Magic. He has almost fifty years of professional sports experience, has written seventy books, and is one of America's most sought-after motivational speakers. He lives in Winter Park, Florida.

                  Jim Denney is a writer with more than eighty published books to his credit. His collaborative titles include Reggie White in the Trenches: The Autobiography, with the Super Bowl champion; Undefeated, with father-son Super Bowl/Rose Bowl champs Bob and Brian Griese; A Model for a Better Future with Kim Alexis; and numerous books with Pat Williams, including Go for the Magic.

                  • 608. Re: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
                    scotta316

                    Just in Time Series - Easter Services Sermons and Prayers  

                    by Kenneth Carter

                    Publisher: Abingdon Press
                    Publication date: 11/1/2010

                     

                    Based on the Revised Common Lectionary and broadly ecumenical, this addition to the Just In Time! series provides creative liturgies, sermon helps, and prayers for Easter Vigil, Easter Sunday, and the 40 days of Easter.

                    • 609. 03/08/12: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
                      BorderCollie

                      Some more freebies:

                       

                      One Imperfect Christmas
                      by Myra Johnson

                       

                      One Imperfect Christmas

                       

                      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/one-imperfect-christmas-myra-johnson/1100037106?ean=9781426713675&itm=1&usri=one+imperfect+christmas

                       

                      Graphic designer Natalie Pearce faces the most difficult Christmas of her life. For almost a year, her mother has lain in a nursing home, the victim of a massive stroke, and Natalie blames herself for not being there when it happened. Worse, she's allowed the monstrous load of guilt to drive a wedge between her and everyone she loves-most of all her husband Daniel. Her marriage is on the verge of dissolving, her prayer life is suffering, and she's one Christmas away from hitting rock bottom.

                       

                      Junior-high basketball coach Daniel Pearce is at his wit's end. Nothing he's done has been able to break through the wall Natalie has erected between them. And their daughter Lissa's adolescent rebellion isn't helping matters. As Daniel's hope reaches its lowest ebb, he wonders if this Christmas will spell the end of his marriage and the loss of everything he holds dear.

                       

                      • ISBN-13: 9781426713675
                      • Publisher: Abingdon Press
                      • Publication date: 9/1/2009
                      • File size: 625 KB

                       

                       

                      Photographs & Phantoms
                      by Cindy Spencer Pape

                       

                      Photographs & Phantoms

                       

                      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/photographs-phantoms-cindy-spencer-pape/1030539400?ean=9781426891533&itm=6&usri=steampunk

                       

                      Brighton, 1855

                       

                      As a member of the Order of the Round Table, Kendall Lake is overqualified to be investigating strange phenomena at a seaside photography studio. But since the photographer is related to the Order's most powerful sorcerer, Kendall reluctantly boards a dirigible to Brighton.

                       

                      Amy Deland is haunted by a shadow that appears in some of her recent portraits. In each case, the subject died within days of the sitting. Does she have her grandmother's gift of foresight, or has she somehow caused the deaths?

                       

                      As Kendall and Amy search for answers, their investigation draws them together in a most improper way—but it seems the evil presence in the studio is determined to keep them apart…

                       

                      • ISBN-13: 9781426891533
                      • Publisher: Carina Press
                      • Publication date: 4/25/2011
                      • File size: 508 KB

                       

                       

                      The Strange Case of Finley Jayne (Steampunk Chronicles Series) 
                      by Kady Cross

                       

                       

                      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/strange-case-of-finley-jayne-kady-cross/1100602715?ean=9781459204140&itm=18&usri=steampunk

                       

                      Finley Jayne knows she's not 'normal'. Normal girls don't lose time, or have something inside them that makes them capable of remarkably violent things. Her behavior has already cost her one job, so when she's offered the lofty position of companion to Phoebe, a debutante recently engaged to Lord Vincent, she accepts, despite having no experience. Lord Vincent is a man of science with his automatons and inventions, but Finley is suspicious of his motives where Phoebe is concerned. She will do anything to protect her new friend, but what she discovers is even more monstrous than anything she could have imagined…

                      An ebook exclusive prequel to The Steampunk Chronicles.
                       

                       

                      • ISBN-13: 9781459204140
                      • Publisher: Harlequin
                      • Publication date: 5/1/2011
                      • Pages: 304
                      • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
                      • Series: Steampunk Chronicles Series
                      • File size: 544 KB

                       

                       

                      Clockwork Fagin (Free Preview of a story from Steampunk!) 
                      by Cory Doctorow

                       

                       

                      http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/clockwork-fagin-cory-doctorow/1104952476?ean=9780763660451&itm=3&usri=steampunk

                       

                      Imagine an alternate universe where tinkerers and dreamers craft and re-craft a world of automatons, clockworks, calculating machines, and other marvels that never were. Where scientists and schoolgirls, fair folk and Romans, intergalactic bandits, utopian revolutionaries, and intrepid orphans solve crimes, escape from monstrous predicaments, consult oracles, and hover over volcanoes in steam-powered airships. In Steampunk!, fourteen masters of speculative fiction, including two graphic storytellers, embrace the genre's established themes and refashion them in surprising ways and settings as diverse as Appalachia, Ancient Rome, future Australia, and alternate California. Get a preview of the anthology by sampling one of these inventive tales for free-Cory Doctorow's "Clockwork Fagin," in which orphans use the puppet of a dead man to take control of their lives.

                       

                      • ISBN-13: 9780763660451
                      • Publisher: Candlewick Press
                      • Publication date: 9/13/2011
                      • File size: 856 KB

                       

                       

                      • 610. Re: 03/08/12: Free NOOKbook summary thread - please no OT
                        BorderCollie

                        Some more freebies (I think they are all short stories/sneak peeks or samplers):

                         

                         

                        The Lost Hero Sneak Peek (Heroes of Olympus Series #1)

                        by Rick Riordan

                         

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-lost-hero-sneak-peek-rick-riordan/1106550275?ean=9781423145363

                         

                        After saving Olympus from the evil Titan lord, Kronos, Percy and friends have rebuilt their beloved Camp Half-Blood, where the next generation of demigods must now prepare for a chilling prophecy of their own: Seven half-bloods shall answer the call, To storm or fire the world must fall. An oath to keep with a final breath, And foes bear arms to the Doors of Death. Now, in a brand-new series from blockbuster best-selling author Rick Riordan, fans return to the world of Camp Half-Blood. Here, a new group of heroes will inherit a quest. But to survive the journey, they'll need the help of some familiar demigods . . .  

                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9781423145363
                        • Publisher: Disney Press
                        • Publication date: 6/25/2010
                        • Edition description: Free Preview
                        • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
                        • Series: Heroes of Olympus Series, #1
                        • File size: 346 KB

                         

                         

                        Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure
                        by Margaret Peterson Haddix,Obert Skye,Alan Snow,Anne Ursu,Jane Johnson

                         

                        Swashbuckling Fantasy: 10 Thrilling Tales of Magical Adventure

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/swashbuckling-fantasy-margaret-peterson-haddix/1023580260?ean=9781416933823

                         

                        SWASHBUCKLING FANTASY features excerpts from 10 series by bestselling and critically acclaimed authors such as Margaret Petersen Haddix, author of the Shadow Children series, D.J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series, Scott Westerfeld, author of Uglies and Holly Black, author of Valiant. This online sampler also highlights six debut series from rising stars in fantasy, including Kai Meyer, Jane Johnson and Obert Skye. This fantasy sampler is the perfect way to introduce middle grade through teen readers to alternate worlds, distant pasts and fantastic creatures!

                         

                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9781416933823
                        • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
                        • Publication date: 5/12/2006
                        • Pages: 349
                        • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
                        • File size: 6 MB

                         

                         

                        Summer's Crossing (Iron Fey Series) 
                        by Julie Kagawa

                         

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summers-crossing-julie-kagawa/1102212978?ean=9781459206403

                         

                        A Midsummer's Nightmare?

                         

                        Robin Goodfellow. Puck. Summer Court prankster, King Oberon's right hand, bane of many a faery queen's existence—and secret friend to Prince Ash of the Winter Court. Until one girl's death came between them, and another girl stole both their hearts.

                         

                        Now Ash has granted one favor too many and someone's come to collect, forcing the prince to a place he cannot go without Puck's help—into the heart of the Summer Court. And Puck faces the ultimate choice—betray Ash and possibly win the girl they both love, or help his former friend turned bitter enemy pull off a deception that no true faery prankster could possibly resist.

                         

                        An ebook exclusive novella from Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.
                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9781459206403
                        • Publisher: Harlequin
                        • Publication date: 6/1/2011
                        • Pages: 304
                        • Age range: 14 years
                        • Series: Iron Fey Series
                        • File size: 538 KB

                         

                         

                        The New World (FREE short story)
                        by Patrick Ness

                         

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-new-world-patrick-ness/1030398784?ean=9780763656492

                         

                        In this dramatic short story -- a prequel to the award-winning Chaos Walking Trilogy -- author Patrick Ness gives us the story of Viola's journey to the New World. Whether you're new to Chaos Walking or an established fan, this prequel serves as a fascinating introduction to the series that Publishers Weekly called "one of the most important works of young adult science fiction in recent years."

                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9780763656492
                        • Publisher: Candlewick Press
                        • Publication date: 11/18/2010
                        • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
                        • Series: Chaos Walking Series
                        • File size: 417 KB

                         

                         

                        Summer of Firsts: Free Middle-Grade eSampler
                        by Various

                         

                        Summer of Firsts: Free Middle-Grade eSampler

                         

                        http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/summer-of-firsts-various/1103588574?ean=9781442445567 

                         

                        This summer we have 5 new books that will fit perfectly into your summer plans! Take a look inside for excerpts from 5 books!  

                         

                        • ISBN-13: 9781442445567
                        • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
                        • Publication date: 7/5/2011
                        • Pages: 74
                        • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
                        • File size: 17 MB
                        • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

                        (note this is really LAST summer)

                         

                         

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                          LM44

                          Lie Down in Green Pastures 

                            by Debbie Viguie   

                           

                          Publisher: Abingdon Press

                          Series: Psalm 23 Mysteries

                          ISBN-13: 978142672663

                           

                          Overview

                          Even though they work right next door to each other, Cindy and Jeremiah come from two different worlds. Cindy is a church secretary; Jeremiah is a Reformed rabbi with a mysterious past full of danger and excitement. Together they have faced down a serial killer at Easter and a murderer of homeless people.The two unlikely companions continue to forge a strong friendship as they explore personal history and faith with each passing adventure.This third volume in the Psalm 23 Mysteries series finds Jeremiah and Cindy matching wits with an unscrupulous land developer. In a fast-paced story set around St. Patrick's Day, murder invades an idyllic landscape, challenging them to save hundreds of teens even as they try to discover

                          • 612. Free Friday selection for 3-9-2012
                            LM44

                            Temptation  

                              by Brenda Jackson

                             

                            Publisher: Harlequin

                            Pages: 192

                            Series: Harlequin Desire Series, #2120

                            ISBN-13: 9781459215566

                             

                            Overview


                            Millionaire security expert and rancher Zeke Travers always separates emotion from work until a case leads him to Sheila Hopkins—and the immediate, scorching heat between them. Suddenly, Zeke is tempted to break the rules. And it's only a matter of time before he gives in….

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

                              NO LONGER FREE (darn it!):

                              Coach Wooden  

                              by Pat Williams, James Denney

                              Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
                              Publication date: 2/1/2011

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              • 614. 3/9/2012 free friday
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                                Temptation 

                                by Brenda Jackson

                                (Harlequin)

                                Romance

                                 

                                Millionaire security expert and rancher Zeke Travers always separates emotion from work until a case leads him to Sheila Hopkins—and the immediate, scorching heat between them. Suddenly, Zeke is tempted to break the rules. And it's only a matter of time before he gives in….

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