Monday, 29 April 2013

Debut Spotlight: Bee Ridgway

Today I'm pleased to introduce you to Bee Ridgway whose debut historical novel, The River of No Return, is due to be published next month.  

Bee was born and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, in a parsonage made from three stuck-together old cottages. She then attended Oberlin College, worked for a year in features at Elle Magazine, and went on to Cornell for a doctoral degree in English literature. After several years spent chasing research materials and true love around the UK, she settled down to teach American literature at Bryn Mawr College. Bee lives with her partner in Philadelphia. The River of No Return is her first novel.

One moment, in 1812, Lord Nicholas Falcott is about to die, the next moment he wakes up in 2003. Taken under the wing of The Guild, a mysterious organisation, he receives everything he could ever need under the following conditions:

1.You can't go back.
2.You can't go home.
3.Tell no one.
4.Uphold the Rules.

But, when an exquisite envelope arrives, Nicholas realises that it is time for him to pay his debts and he must do the one thing he thought was impossible.

In 1815 Julia Percy's world has fallen apart. Her enigmatic grandfather, the Earl of Darchester, has died and left her with a closely guarded secret, one she is only now discovering - the manipulation of time.

In terrible danger from unknown enemies, Julia flees her home to the sanctuary of neighbouring Falcott Manor. In this strange place Julia and Nicholas are drawn to each other and together they realise how little Julia knew about her beloved grandfather and begin to understand his ominous last words...

If you'd like to know a little bit more why not watch the videos below that Bee has recorded:  

1 comment:

  1. I like the sound of this book and will have to add it to my tbr pile. Thanks for telling us about it.