The River of No Return) [Pdf New] À Bee Ridgway


The River of No Return

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Ere 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 antasy or sci Seal Team Seven 11: Flashpoint: Flashpoint fi ie anything with time travel in it though I m always happy to expand the genres I read but I m a hugean of Doctor Who so I m obviously not against a bit a lot of time travelling in An Innocent in Cuba fiction Again on the Doctor Who theme I m always upor 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 irst ew chapters but ound that my interest waned after that The ideas were interesting but I didn t eel that the characters drew me in sufficiently and I thought pacing was a problem Some sections Matka alkaa (Etsijät 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 ofeverish action which can seem overdone in the context of the rest of the bookI didn t eel that any of the characters were particularly well drawn and some were just walking stereotypes The 19th century emale characters just Too Big for Diapers (Sesame Street) felt like modern women dropped into that era they didn t behave as I would expectrom 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 Seven Nights to Forever for The Book of Mormon musical which hasn t yet opened at the time I write this Iound this unnecessary and annoying rather than helpful so it just made me crossIn the same way that many current ilms are too long I elt 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 orthcoming seuel and having to leave enough loose ends to acilitate 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 Carvalho und die Meere des Südens for the next adventures of the characters Trilogies are getting out of hand nowor the love of God please stop itI The Science of Single: One Woman's Grand Experiment in Modern Dating, Creating Chemistry, and Finding L ove felt like there was a good shorter book trying toight its way out of The River Of No Return but sadly it Sarah Conley failed leaving me with a novel that had some good ideas but that I didn t enjoy as much as I hoped I would It s alwaysun 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 Ninja Slice fiction historical romance action adventure mystery and so much And trust me it might be close to 500 pages but it gripped me and refused to let me go until the very last wordGENRE BENDING FUNWhile THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a hard book to peg to any genre it s a book that takes the best of thingsrom different categories of Inbox fiction and creates a mind bending experience Following Nick an English maruess takenrom a Spanish battlefield and sent to the year 2000 as he is about to die sent to the year 2000 as he is about to die Julia a young spinster who is one of the most powerful manipulators of time ever even if she doesn t realize it THE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes place at multiple times rom current day back to 1815 where Nick is dispatched by The Guild to hunt down the Ofan Or so he thinksTHE RIVER OF NO RETURN takes genres throws them in a blender and pours out a giant delicious smoothie of lavors times characters and sensations The characters are mostly well constructed and portrayed even if there are a A Touch of Gold few clunkers such as the underuse of Nick s mother and stereotypical use of Nick s sister and Julia s bestriend Bella And of course there are characters with secret agendas hidden identities and realities that are uncovered with each pageTWISTS AND TURNSOne of the best things about THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is the act that when you think you ve igured the story out you realize that you were very very wrong I still have theories about what will happen in book two and theories that were soundly debunked in book one Sometimes that character you think is the bad guy all along isn t the bad guy after all Or is he Really I still don t know But that ending Trust me you will be salivating over the very idea that book two and eventually book three will be coming to you complete with twists and turns and romanceVERDICT One of my Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing favorite novels of 2013 soar THE RIVER OF NO RETURN is a sensational mix of historical romance and action packed science iction that will appeal to ans of literary Cancer Has Its Privileges: Stories of Hope and Laughter fiction and genre delights A definite must read My rating 25 of 5 starsA copy of The River of No Return was provided to me by Dutton Adultor review purposesTime travel is a tricky subject It has to make at least a modicum of sense no matter how outlandish you wish the concept to be River of No Return handled this aspect of the story uite well and managed to create a different orm of time travel that I had not personally encountered in novels before While I believe it to of been managed well it was still one of THE UNBELIEVABLE VERSIONS WITH RESONANT EMOTIONS unbelievable versions with resonant emotions individuals to the past allowing them to with resonant emotions individuals to the past allowing them to those moments in time I m not sure I was really sold on the whole conceptThe story definitely went on ar longer than necessary I can t help but think I would have enjoyed it A Grid for Murder far if it was condensed down because parts of the storyelt long and drawn out The story had a slow but steady build up in the beginning but still took Painted Desert forever to really get going I read about 13 of this novel before setting it asideor a short time and then coming back to it all in all it took me about a month to read which is pretty much unheard of Appetite for meIt definitely had a distinct Outlandereel to it and it was also reminiscent of A Discovery of Witches minus the supernatural creatures and despite the act that I love both of those books I just ailed to connect with this one The characters were well drawn but didn t generate any interest Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying for me Add to that the characters in the past didn t act like characters in the past should Julia was extremely modern sounding and certainly didn t act like a normal woman of her time despite how progressive she may be I was under the impression that this was a stand alone novel yayor that extremely rare beastie however it appears that this is only the Pure Grit first installment of a new series trilogy not sure While I enjoyed parts of this I m not sure I m interested enough to continue I ll definitely keep an eye outor additional works by this author as it s obvious she s uite talented this story and I just weren t meant to be unfortunatel. Their hearts against the rules of time itself  Rich in romance and historical detail Bee Ridgway’s debut is a thrilling Apple-Picking Day! fast paced narrative evocative of Deborah Harkness’s time bending bestseller. Operation Between Nick s story Julia s story the background of the Guild and its shadowy enemies and real life historical events affecting the characters there s a lot in this book but it works there is plenty of detail but it s all veryast moving and never becomes dull nor does it eel like the author is throwing too much information at you impressive given that the amount that needs explaining about how all this works As or the love story it s pleasant enough and thankfully believable I was relieved to Ajax is All About Attack find that there was already an established connection between the two main characters rather than it being one of these insta love situations the reader was easily able to imagine that had none of theantastical parts of the story actually happened these two would probably have ended up together anyway I did America the Philosophical feel that Nick was being a bit tooorward with Julia at times given the strictures of the age which he was obviously The Northmans Bride (Sons of the North familiar with butor the most part I liked them together believed in their eelings or each other and wanted them to be happy Beyond this I don t think I can discuss the plot in any The Northman's Bride further detail without significant spoilers Suffice to say I was carried along by the momentum of it and once I d got to grips with the basic principles of the timey wimey stuff and the dynamic between the characters I was hookedThe one thing I will say without actually spoiling anything is that it s very obvious at the end that the stage is being setor a seuel This can be read as a standalone book and there s no cliffhanger as such but there is plenty that could still be explored about this world and a number of uestions which aren t answered comprehensively I won t pretend this didn t disappoint me a little I d have preferred to think of this as a single novel not the start of some antasy romance series Would I read The River of No Return 2 Yes I probably would but I have a gut eeling it would be inferior to this one I obviously can t say with absolute accuracy but I don t think this book is really anything like The Time Traveler s Wife excepting the obvious link of the time travel theme It is much like A Discovery of Witches a romance between two characters with supernatural abilities the juxtaposition of rich historical detail and the present day a secret organisation that holds all the power our hero and heroine used as pawns by greater Cherry Bomb forces but it avoided all the things that marred that story in other words the male protagonist wasn t repulsive the description wasn t too corny and the romantic scenes didn t make meeel sick The River of No Return is Leading the Way for me best described as a good oldashioned rollercoaster of an adventure story The romance aspect is appealing but it doesn t overwhelm the plot to the detriment of other elements It s a shame it doesn t look likely that this will be a standalone novel as I d like to read a totally different story rom the same author but obviously that wouldn t stop me rom recommending this one If anything about the idea of it strikes you as interesting you ll probably love it 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 possibility of me enjoying anything vaguely Regency or Victorian I had to look up those terms to double check I m on the right track I wish I knew why I really do The closest I ve ever come to enjoying it is in Libba Bray s A Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy though I don t know if those books count what with all the magic and underlying supernatural horror aspects So anyway 1800 s are out that s one star off the book or no ault of its ownUnfortunately another do not touch or me though less extreme is time fault of its ownUnfortunately another do not touch or me though less extreme is time Occasionally it works but such a book has to be extraordinarily well written to get me hooked I do however keep testing these dislikes certain that one day I ll ind the book to prove me wrong The River of No Return Yeah it isn t that bookStrangely this is the second I ve picked up in the past ew months that hooked me with the cover and title then turned out to be recentish era historical The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing fiction I really need to stop inflicting this on myselfI m not being entirely unfair I don t think Putting asideinally you must be thinking my personal preferences there are plenty of other reasons why this is nowhere near even a Song of the Forest four star read andor me probably closer to 25 At least this one wasn t as terribly written as Into the Dim so I ll give it that However it was still pretty predictable ar too long with very little happening illed with vaguely unlikeablecookie cutter characters had an unfortunate case of instalove and just as things A Constellation of Vital Phenomena finally got going seemed toizzle off in the last 10 pages to end on just as things inally got going seemed to izzle off in the last 10 pages to end on nothing really Other than that it s all perfectly adeuate and I manage to Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights finish without too many eye rollsIf you like time travel and the 1800 s and dashing lords and swooning ladies then this book is totallyor you As Still Life with Chickens for me Well next time I decide to try my hand at time travelling throw me back to the Greeks who knows maybe I ll have a better timeUpdate Theact that I can remember absolutely nothing about this book to the point of thinking oooh what a pretty name perhaps I should add it to the to read lis before seeing that I d even left a review of the thing probably sums it up Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea for me even than that initial review does I almost gave this aiveand then I hesitated It was wholeheartedly a Paradox Bound 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 startedeeling 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 seuel is planned but only by exploring some very veiled hints but the book doesn t really make you eel like a seuel is expected but rather that the author decided to just let some things go and say they lived happily ever after which of course if all those things were left dangling would be impossible So I elt puzzled and STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare frustrated when I turned the last page but not in the way one would if one were expecting a seuel and impatientor its execution but rather because it elt unfinishedAll that set asidethe writing is wonderful the premise ascinating the details rich the characters compelling and I will now that I am reassured that this isn t the only one eagerly look Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays forward to the seuel I don t know how one subtly wraps up a book so as to let the reader know the story s not over but this one didn t do thator me and it cost her a star But not through any Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All fault of the rest of the book At the point of death on a Napoleonic battlefield Nicholas Falcottinds himself jumping orward in time nearly 200 years and in the care of an organisation called The Guild He Doesn T Know How He Got doesn t know how he got 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 uture 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 hemisph. There is no return But Nick yearns or the beautiful Julia Percy who remains in 1815 As ate and the Mexican Hooker frayingabric of time draw Nick and Julia together once again the lovers must match wits and gamble. We are cowards really we time travelers We cheat death over and over Jumping away rom one story into another Always pursuing the hope of another dayIn Bee Ridgway s wonderfully imaginative debut novel a man and a woman travel through time in a uest to bring down a secret society that controls the past and thus the uture On the cover 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 or home and Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery 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 toight the Guild s enemies and to ind something called the TalismanIn 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 rom 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 The Day Fidel Died feelingsor each other grow the ate of the uture itself is hanging in the balanceWhen I was contacted and asked to consider reading and reviewing this story my irst reply was something to the effect It sounds great but I don t do time travel The reply I received in return thanked me or my honesty asking me to reconsider because this time travel story is different I thought but kept that thought to myself Yes that s what they all say but I agreed even though I was certain I d only make it through Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge five or so chapters before tossing in the towel And yet here I amorty six chapters later so very happy that I did reconsider because this turned out to be a very enjoyable thought provoking story The River of No Return is not science The Outlaw and the Upstart King fictiony nor is it steeped inantasy or magic And while this is a romance and there is some steam the majority of this story is about the Guild the Ofan time travel and how sometimes the things we do no matter how small can change the uture or good or Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War for bad The world Bee Ridgway has created is complex and if I give my imaginationree rein I can almost believe it s possible that such a world exists There are many players in this story and all of them are characters who it regardless of their time past present or uture Each is a person with a life they left behind through no choice of their own and that makes them people I Stories for a Kindred Heart: Over 100 Treasures to Touch Your Soul feelor people I 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 this but I am pleased to discover the author is working on a seuel one I would pick up without hesitation Favorite uote No man is a man until he is made weak by a womanFirst Sentence Julia sat beside her grandfather s bed holding his hand The French have a spectacular dessert known as crouembouche a neatly stacked pile of cream illed 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 irst page illed 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 thriller a esoteric time traveling adventure it is an absolute romp besides The characters male and emale alike are Stories for a Teen's Heart 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 withoutear 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 or a seuel that does not yet exist But that hardly seems air to punish the author or 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 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 or 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 I must confess my initial interest in Bee Ridgway s debut The River of No Return was superficial I ell 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 act 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 book I inished but in many ways disliked All in all by the time I came to actually start reading this book I was a bit concerned I would end up hating it It was a relief to ind it was in act very enjoyableThe story begins in 1815 with 22 year old Julia Percy at her grandfather s bedside as he takes his last breaths Julia believes his secret power the manipulation of time has died with him and she dreads the arrival of her unpleasant cousin Eamon the new earl The scene then switches to Vermont in 2013 where Nick Davenant the wealthy owner of several arms lives a content yet complicated life Nick is not what he seems he is a member of the Guild an organisation made up of those who like Nick have jumped through time and The Vagabonds found themselves in an age not their own At the moment of his near death in 1812 he was transported to 2003 and after a strange and painful period of adjustment he has made peace with his unconventional existence That is until he receives a summonsrom the Guild which contradicts
"One Of Its Own Cardinal "
of its own cardinal Does this mean the principal law of the Guild that there can be no return could be broken too And what connects Nick s summons to Julia s predicament back in the nineteenth centuryAfter a slightly clumsy start which didn t give me a very positive impression of Nick s character I soon The Gilgul of Park Avenue found myself intrigued by the multi layered plot particularly the uestions surrounding the Guild Two hundred years after he was about to die on a Napoleonic battlefield Lord Nicholas Falcott wakes up in twentyirst century London The Guild a secretive raternity of time travellers informs him that. ,


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