[The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway

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The River of No Return Read & Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook There is no return But Nick yearns for the beautiful Julia Percy who remains in 1815 As fate and the fraying fabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again the lovers must match wits and gamble. At the point of death on a Napoleonic battlefield Nicholas Falcott finds himself jumping forward in time nearly 200 years and in the care of an organisation called The Guild He doesn t know how he got there just that he can never go back However after 10 years in the modern world he is told that he must do just that and that the future of the world depends on itThe cover blurb of The River of No Return compares it to The Time Traveller s Wife but as I m the only person in the Western hemisphere who hasn t read that it didn t give me any clue to what this novel might be about I m not really a reader of fantasy or sci fi ie anything with time travel in it though I m always happy to expand the genres I read but I m a huge fan of Doctor Who so I m obviously not against a bit a lot of time travelling in fiction Again on the Doctor Who theme I m always up for a bit of reuited or unreuited love across the eons I also read a lot of chick lit although I don t really like calling it that so have nothing against a good love storyAll this meant I was keen to read this doorstop of a book and I enjoyed the first few chapters but found that my interest waned after that The ideas were interesting but I didn t feel that the characters drew me in sufficiently and I thought pacing was a problem Some sections felt like wading through treacle with endless passages of people sitting round discussing the ins and outs of time travel and what time travellers can and can t do I understand that sometimes a writer has to do this kind of thing when trying to convey complex concepts but there was just too much of it to be interesting The longueurs are interspersed with periods of feverish action which can seem overdone in the context of the rest of the bookI didn t feel that any of the characters were particularly well drawn and some were just walking stereotypes The 19th century female characters just felt like modern women dropped into that era they didn t behave as I would expect from my readings of novels of the time and this had the result of eroding my trust in the author to know what she was doingThere was also an irritating uirk of placing small almost subliminal clues in the modern part of the book to trigger recognition in the reader that we re in contemporary London A couple of examples of this was the inclusion of The Shard and ads on the side of taxis for The Book of Mormon musical which hasn t yet opened at the time I write this I found this unnecessary and annoying rather than helpful so it just made me crossIn the same way that many current films are too long I felt this novel went on and on and on It would have been a sharper involving read had it been shorter More is not necessarily better and a comprehensive cull of much of the sitting round discussing time travel would have made it enjoyableThere s also the issue of the presumably forthcoming seuel and having to leave enough loose ends to facilitate this Does every novel now have to be part of a trilogy Can we not have stand alone books complete worlds in themselves which we can read and put down totally satisfied without having to wait for the next adventures of the characters Trilogies are getting out of hand now for the love of God please stop itI felt like there was a good shorter book trying to fight its way out of The River Of No Return but sadly it failed leaving me with a novel that had some good ideas but that I didn t enjoy as much as I hoped I would

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The River of No Return Read & Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Their hearts against the rules of time itself  Rich in romance and historical detail Bee Ridgway’s debut is a thrilling fast paced narrative evocative of Deborah Harkness’s time bending bestseller. The French have a spectacular dessert known as crouembouche a neatly stacked pile of cream filled pastry puffs wrapped with caramelized sugar Creating it takes a master s skill with pastry dough egg custards and confectionerie and a generous dose of patience and attention to detail The River of No Return is a literary crouembouche Just reading the first page filled me with delight hunger and a rapacious desire to consume the entire thing and then two or three just like it Full disclosure I read it in the space of a day and half And like a crouembouche it showcases a breathtaking array of skills in historical research character development dialogue and storytellingIt s everything the other reviewers have mentioned a Regency era love story a modern spy thriller a esoteric time traveling adventure and it is an absolute romp besides The characters male and female alike are finely drawn believable and wholly lovable The various worlds are rendered with such clarity that it s hard to believe Ms Ridgway is a citizen of 2013 and not herself a secret time travellerOne piece of vitally important information Ridgway is a master of tone and word choice Readers who threw up in their mouths a little bit at the tin eared attempts at American English in the Fifty Shades books or whose skin crawls when they stumble upon a gratingly amateurish attempt at Regency slang can dive into The River of No Return without fear Ridgway cites Georgette Hayer as an influence and it shows in her meticulous attention to language and mise en scene I was on the verge of giving the book 4 stars because it left me panting for a seuel that does not yet exist But that hardly seems fair to punish the author for only being able to produce one book at a time so I m giving it 5 stars but I will take it very much amiss if this is the only novel Ridgway ever writes

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The River of No Return Read & Download Ù PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twenty first century London The Guild a secretive fraternity of time travellers informs him that. This has everything I love in a book getting invited to join a secret cabal Time travel Regency romance Characters who are actual people Motivations that make sense Also I really appreciated that keeping people ignorant for their own good was something the bad guys do NOT the good guys Compare River of No Return He kept her entirely ignorant inert like a stone It is unforgivableTwilight book 4 Wasn t shielding her important than answering her uestionsHarry Potter series THE ENTIRE CHARACTER OF DUMBLEDORE JUST SAYING


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    Bee Ridgway Ü 4 Read & Download Read & Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Bee Ridgway [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway I almost gave this a fiveand then I hesitated It was wholeheartedly a five until the last 40 or so pages when I realized that the book would soon be over and yet so much was left unresolved and it started feeling like someone was taking her time to craft a beautiful lyrical novel and her editor said Bee Wrap it up in 40 pages and turn it in NOW and so she didNow that I have gone to her website I have realized that a seu

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    [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway This has everything I love in a book getting invited to join a secret cabal Time travel Regency romance Characters who are actual people Motivations that make sense Also I really appreciated that keeping people ignorant 'for their own good' was something the bad guys do NOT the good guys Compare River of No Return He kept her entirely igno

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    Read The River of No Return Bee Ridgway Ü 4 Read & Download [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway We are cowards really we time travelers We cheat death over and over Jumping away from one story into another Always pursuing the hope of another dayIn Bee Ridgway’s wonderfully imaginative debut novel a man and a woman travel thro

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    [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway Read & Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Bee Ridgway Read The River of No Return At the point of death on a Napoleonic battlefield Nicholas Falcott finds himself jumping forward in time nearly 200 years and in the care of an organisation called The Guild He doesn’t know how he got there just that he can never go back However after 10 years in the modern world he is told that he must do ju

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    Read The River of No Return Bee Ridgway Ü 4 Read & Download [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway I must confess my initial interest in Bee Ridgway's debut The River of No Return was superficial I fell in love with the gorgeous cover The I read about the premise a time travelling historical romance with an emphasis on the romance the dubious I became Then there's the fact that it has been widely compared to The Time Traveler's Wife a book I tried three times to read without any success and A Discovery of Witches a

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    [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway 4 stars It was great I loved it A wonderful story about time travel secret elite organizations and an enjoyable love story because don’t all great time travel novels have romance in them? I don’t often say th

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    [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway Bee Ridgway Ü 4 Read & Download It’s always fun to be surprised by a book you never expected to land on your lap THE RIVER OF NO RETURN was not a book on my radar until one day I received an email that brightened my eyes and made me determined to read this debut by author Bee Ridgway It’s a book that blends genres to the point where the word genre no longer makes sense – it’s science fiction historical romance action adventure mystery and so much And

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    [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway Bee Ridgway Ü 4 Read & Download Read & Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Bee Ridgway There are some genres that I just don't go near Not because they are bad necessarily but because every time I try and read anything set in that timeplacestyle I end up bored to tears For example There's just something about the 1800's that I can't stand being immersed in somehow I just do not care So that knocks out the possibili

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    Read & Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Bee Ridgway [The River of No Return] E–pub Ê Bee Ridgway The French have a spectacular dessert known as crouembouche a neatly stacked pile of cream filled pastry puffs wrapped with caramelized sugar

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  • Paperback
  • 464
  • The River of No Return
  • Bee Ridgway
  • English
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9780142180839