{Alternative Free Fridays} AMISH CINDERELLA by Rachel Stoltzfus and A MERMAID FOR CHRISTMAS by Nichole Chase

Not interested in the weekly Free Fridays title offered by Barnes and Noble?
I'm usually not, either!

I thought about it and realized just how many free e-books I've found and downloaded onto my nook. I decided to start sharing some freebies with you!

No matter your e-reader, no matter if you get the official weekly book or not,  I hope you enjoy my alternatives!

Okay, today I have TWO free novels for you.
Both are Christmas stories for anyone looking for a holilday read.
(If you don't celebrate Christmas, I'm sorry! I won't do it again next week! ^.~)

I love fairy tales and mermaids, so...I found two freebies that take place over the holidays and feature...FAIRY TALES and MERMAIDS.

Happy Holidays, no matter what you do (or don't) celebrate, bookworms!

Title: AMISH CINDERELLA: n Amish of Lancaster County Christmas Books series
Author: Rachel Stoltzfus

Available FOR FREE from:


I don't read a lot of Christian Fiction or many books about the Amish (Though I did like a series by Lurlene McDaniel with an Amish boy once upon a time...). This book had the word Cinderella in the title, though, which caught my eye. The main character is named Ella, she has to do all the chores, etc.

This book just came out last week on the 11th, so there really aren't reviews yet. We'll see how it goes!


MUST READ FOR LOVERS OF AMISH ROMANCE, FAIRY TALES, AND CHRISTIAN FANTASY NOVELS! Will sixteen-year-old Ella have the strength to fight for her future with Samuel in the face of treachery, violence, and a shocking tragedy that threatens everything she'd ever wanted?

Set in a whimsical Lancaster County of fantastic possibility grounded in strong Christian values, sixteen-year-old Amish orphan Ella faces constant abuse as she struggles to do all of her own chores as well as those of her two older cousins. Ella has only her whittling and a deep and abiding faith in God to give her strength and comfort. 

Desperately wishing for some kind of escape, but knowing that it is almost impossible as she has neither time nor permission to step away from her work to court with other local boys, Ella prays every day for a chance to pursue her dream of having a loving home and family of her own. 

But when Ella meets the deacon's nephew, Samuel, who has moved from Somerset to Lancaster, will their instant connection be enough to defeat the treachery of Ella's cousins, the violence of her uncle, and a tragedy that threatens to destroy the fragile hope for a future that Ella has managed to hold onto in spite of all odds?

Author: Nichole Chase
Available FOR FREE from:


This just sounds cute! What do mermaids ask Santa Claus for at Christmas time? Plus, I love the way the cover has an ornament made out of mermaid scales! I also like the idea that there's an extended preview of the series to get a taste for if we want to continue reading!


A short story from NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Nichole Chase.

What does a mermaid ask Santa for at Christmas? Follow young Meena and her father to find out! Approximately 3,000 words

(Originally included in the Christmas Lites II Anthology but has been reedited and fleshed out.)

This title also includes the first three chapters of FLUKES by Nichole Chase.