The River of No Return
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... show more
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?
Publish date: March 25th 2014
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
When Lord Nicholas Falcott, the Marquess of Something-or-other (I finished this book more than a month ago and can't be bothered to go looking up piddling details like that) is about to be killed on the battlefield in Spain in 1812, he suddenly finds himself transported forward in time about 200 yea...
I love reading, but my enjoyment of the activity is somewhat hampered by the fact that I don't like romance very much. And it's EVERYWHERE. So sometimes, I just get so fed up with the literary community having an apoplexy at the thought of writing a book without a love interest that it backlashes an...
WHY THIS IS ON MY TO READ LIST: as one reviewer said, "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!"
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Right up there with City of Dark Magic (also published by Penguin) a certified mess of a book/plotting trying to be too clever with every genre out there spliced into a 500 page book and the first of a trilogy as well, for good measure.Could have been done with it in less than 400 pages and with mor...