Bee Ridgway’s wildly inventive debut novel, The River of No Return, blends romance, conspiracy, and time travel for a tale sure to intrigue listeners. When soldier and aristocrat Nick Falcott is sent from a Napoleonic battlefield in 1815 to modern-day London, he never expects to go back - until the Guild calls for him. Returning home as if from the dead, Nick reunites with his lost love, Julia Percy, and enlists her help in finding a mysterious object known as the Talisman.
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great book, but sudden ending ruined the good will
Interesting story, mixed with romance. Love the approach to time travel. The author spent a lot of time laying groundwork for the time travel angle. I was really enjoying and couldnt wait to get in the car to listen. All the sudden I realized there are 40 min left and we are nowhere near a.resolution to the story and I worry that this wonderful story will now end suddenly. It did. I assume there is a sequel planned, since apparently everything needs to be at least a trilogy which is really starting to tick me off. I blame twilight and 50 shades. I would have never read it had I known because I dont like waiting a year or two to find out what happened. I am love sequels and series, if the books stand on their own and we get most our questions answered. The story needs to feel finished, at least for now, with the opportunity to learn more later. Several authors do this pretty well, Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, even Nora Roberts/JD Robb. This book felt rushed and unfinished, even one more chapter about their plans and tying up some loose ends with his family would have made me give it 5 stars, but instead I was angry a book I was enjoying just ended so overall I give it 3. Authors and their publishers need to quit this anoying tactic of forcing us to read the sequel instead of making us want to. There is even a scene in the book where the main character is forced to choose and it ticked him off and made him plan to do the opposite of what they wanted. In that spirit, I will too. I will not look for or buy this sequel because I feel like I was cheated at the end of this one. Publishers stop making your readers angry.
Sit in my car a little longer to listen to what happened next. Daydream about time travel.
I dont know if I recommend it right now. Its good, but maybe put it on your wish list and wait and see if a sequel comes out and then read both if you dont like to wait.
- Shelly "Shelly"