Indie Next ListMay 2013
This romp in time has it all! There's a dashing hero, several feisty heroines, some really nasty bad guys, plenty of mystery,suspense, humor and romance as Ridgeway navigates her eminently plausible route along the River of Time filled with paradoxes and switchbacks. Shelve this alongside Gabaldon's Outlander, and Harkness' Discovery of Witches. -- Annie Leonard, The Next Chapter, Knoxville, IA
Named a Notable Fiction Book of 2013 by The Washington Post
An engrossing adventure, with mystery, romance, humor, and impeccable historical detail.” The Boston Globe
Devon, 1815. The charming Lord Nicholas Davenant and the beguiling Julia Percy should make a perfect match.
But before their love has a chance to grow, Nicholas is presumed dead in the Napoleonic war.
Nick, however, is lost in time. Somehow he escaped certain death by leaping two hundred years forward to the present day where he finds himself in the care of a mysterious society the Guild. Questioning the limits of the impossible, Nick is desperate to find a way back to the life he left behind. Yet with the future of time itself hanging in the balance, could it be that the girl who first captured his heart has had the answers all along? Can Nick find a way to return to her?
About the Author
Bee Ridgeway is an English professor at Bryn Mawr College. She lives in Philadelphia.
Praise for The River of No Return…
“In her stellar debut, Ridgway manages the permutations of the time-travel trope with originality and aplomb.” – Booklist
“A highly entertaining romp; [Ridgway’s] historical details are accurate, and the characters are believable. Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s “Outlander” series should enjoy this time-traveling romantic adventure, which may also attract readers who like historical fiction with a twist.” –Library Journal
“Ridgway offers a well-crafted blend of science fiction, romance, mystery, and historical fiction.” – Publishers Weekly
“A compelling race through time in a historical world turned upside down—the Regency as you’ve never seen it before. Take one nobleman and one gently born lady; add time travel, intrigue, a vast conspiracy, and a wicked way with words; shake; and serve.” –Lauren Willig, author of The Pink Carnation series
“While on its shining surface The River of No Return is a fantastical time traveling page turner, it is also a novel that takes on complex issues of culture and nationalism and how or memories form us. And it is a riveting love story to boot. Bee Ridgway is a treasure and her debut is a triumph.” –Jennifer Gilmore, author of Golden Country and Something Red