• A thrill ride

    Vanity Fair
  • With a fabulous cast of characters, an original and imaginative storyline and eloquent prose, Bee Ridgway has created a memorable work of fiction that is a delight to read . . . This is a book not to be missed.

  • A highly entertaining romp; her historical details are accurate, and the character are believable. Fans of Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series should enjoy this time-traveling romantic adventure, which may also attract readers who like historical fiction with a twist.

    Library Journal
  • Ridgway offers a well-crafted blend of science fiction, romance, mystery, and historical fiction.

    Publishers Weekly
  • Ridgway spins an intricate narrative in elegant prose that combines the best of various genres - spy thriller, historical romance, science fiction, fantasy. Throughout, her juxtaposition of past and present is dazzling and often amusing... The River of No Return has the feel of an instant classic, along the lines of Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell. Readers will wish they could stop time to savor every page

    The Washington Post
  • Ridgway is a splendid writer . . . The River of No Return is the kind of book that is meant to be read under the covers with a flashlight, or, in the pale grown-up substitution, staying up much later than you know is good for you

    Chicago Reader
  • Bee Ridgway's debut novel delightfully removes the boundaries of life as we know it and dares us to dream

    American Way magazine
  • An engrossing adventure, with mystery, romance, humor, and impeccable historical detail.

    The Boston Global
  • Beautifully written with a real sense of rhythm to the words . . . It's easy to get lost in the story from the first chapter.

    Historical Novel Society
  • Her tale and the world she's crafted unfold gracefully and compellingly through precise yet lush prose. The result is a novel that fans of hardcore fantasy and literary fiction alike can get behind. The River of No Return is a gorgeous, sweeping debut that is easy to get lost in.