The River of No Return

By Bee Ridgway
(Dutton Books, Hardcover, 9780525953869, 452pp.)

Publication Date: April 23, 2013

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“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

In Bee Ridgway's wonderfully imaginative debut novel, a man and a woman travel through time in a quest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and, thus, the future.
"You are now a member of the Guild. There is no return." Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield, Nick Falcott, soldier and aristocrat, wakes up in a hospital bed in modern London. The Guild, an entity that controls time travel, showers him with life's advantages. But Nick yearns for home and for one brown-eyed girl, lost now down the centuries. Then the Guild asks him to break its own rule. It needs Nick to go back to 1815 to fight the Guild's enemies and to find something called the Talisman.
In 1815, Julia Percy mourns the death of her beloved grandfather, an earl who could play with time. On his deathbed he whispers in her ear: "Pretend " Pretend what? When Nick returns home as if from the dead, older than he should be and battle scarred, Julia begins to suspect that her very life depends upon the secrets Grandfather never told her. Soon enough Julia and Nick are caught up in an adventure that stretches up and down the river of time. As their knowledge of the Guild and their feelings for each other grow, the fate of the future itself is hanging in the balance.

About the Author
Bee Ridgway est nee et a grandi a Amherst, dans le Massachusetts. Titulaire d'un doctorat en Litterature, elle a pose ses valises a Philadelphie. La Riviere du temps est son premier roman. Captivant et romantique, il ravira les lecteurs de Deborah Harkness.

"Un dosage parfait entre roman d'amour, roman a enigme et roman historique."PUBLISHERS WEEKLY"Une histoire superbe et ambitieuse, dans laquelle on se plonge avec delice."BOOKPAGE"Un premier roman excellent, pour tous les amateurs du Livre perdu des sortileges."BOOKLIST

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