Nine Ladies by Heather Moll

NineLadies_EBOOK_cover4.5 stars

Nine Ladies is an epic adventure that readers will hardly forget. It is not the typical time travel story, and you will understand why once you’ve read it, but it is certainly one of the most compelling books of the genre I have read.

In this book the Darcy family has more responsibility then managing an estate, they also need to manage any person arriving in Nine Ladies, a nearby stone circle which allows people to travel through time on specific dates. However, that is not a frequent occurrence, so when Elizabeth Bennet arrives from 2011 to 1811, Mr. Darcy faces a challenge as no other he has encountered before.

I cannot say I loved the female character, but I did love the fact that she wasn’t like any other I’ve seen in time travel stories. She is not knowledgeable about regency manners, she is not an Austen fan, and she is not looking for her own Mr. Darcy. She is just an average 21st century girl who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and who will see her life change forever because of that. Elizabeth Bennet was a believable character who didn’t act or sounded like a cartoon, and I loved that about her.

I loved to see her growing relationship with Mrs. Reynolds just as I loved the entire Reynolds storyline. In fact, the secondary characters in this book were really interesting, and they all brought something new and crucial to the story. That was something else I absolutely loved. From Reynolds’s background to the Colonel´s support and Georgiana’s growing confidence, I was in awe with how relevant these characters were to guarantee Mr. Darcy’s happily ever after.

Another aspect of this book I thoroughly enjoyed was the different life choices some of the characters made. I always believed there isn’t one simple recipe for happiness, and through the secondary characters Heather Moll demonstrates that everyone can have different life choices and dreams that will make them happy. We will find couples who choose not to have children, women who rather focus on their career then think about getting married, woman who’d rather be single mom’s then wait for a prince charming that may never come, etc. and I absolutely loved seeing how so many people chose different paths towards happiness.

Nine Ladies is an engrossing book which can hardly be put down. I couldn’t stop reading it because there was always something I was curious about, always something I needed to know more about and that made it unputdownable.

I admit I was team 1811 (if you read it, you’ll get it) and I cannot but praise the path Heather Moll had our characters make to get to their HEA. It was cleverly done, and it sold the book to me.

Summing up, Nine Ladies is a very special and unique time travel novel that is well written, entertaining and unputdownable. I wish I could mention a few more things I enjoyed about it, but that would mean spoiling part of the story, so you’ll have to take my word when I say I recommend it to readers looking for a timeless romance.

 

You can find Nine Ladies at:

Amazon.com

Amazon.co.uk

and on Kindle Unlimited 


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18 responses to “Nine Ladies by Heather Moll

  1. Sophia Rose

    I enjoyed this one, too. You are so insightful in how you see the modern Lizzy. I liked the Mrs. Reynolds storyline, too.

    Great review, Rita!

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    • Thank you Sophia! I did love the practicality with which the author portrayed the female character, it was very interesting and refreshing for me. After having read some time travel romances, I wasn’t expecting this type of character and I believe that was part of why I loved this story. I’m glad you liked it too 😊

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  2. Robin G.

    I have really enjoyed the ways JAFF has branched out lately. I have never been a fan of time travel, but I loved this book. As a result, I will likely be more open to future time travel books, especially in the hands of the better authors.

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    • Unlike you, I do love time travel stories Robin, but I don’t usually love their outcome in JAFF, so I’ve become a little more reticent in reading them. However, Nine Ladies was very interesting because it was not what I was expecting at all, its uniqueness was a pleasant surprise and I loved the book. I think this is certainly one to read, and I believe this will make people like this genre a bit more.

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  3. sheilalmajczan

    I believe I read this story twice. I highly recommend it.

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  4. AHHHHH! So happy you read and loved this one as much as I did! You wrote such a fantastic review! I love all the points your brought up about the secondary characters and alternate paths to happiness. Although, I was torn between Team 1811 and Team 2011, but like you, I loved how Heather Moll came up with such a clever and gratifying conclusion!

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    • Thank you so much Meredith!! I think secondary characters are just as important as the main characters in a story because they can make it or break it, and I could tell (or at least, I think I did) that Heather Moll was trying to pass on a message with which I really identify myself with, I wish more authors decide to do that 😊 The ending was something that surprised me a lot because being team 1811, I was surprised to see how much I loved the conclusion the author came up with 😊

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  5. I have this on my TBR.

    denise

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  6. I completely agree, Rita. This story was clever and compelling. Great review!

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  7. Glynis

    It’s a wonderful story I agree! Although as usual, my absolute struggle with decision making meant I couldn’t decide which team I was! 🤔😳. I totally loved all of it and was very happy with the ending 🥰

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    • Not having a team, or not deciding which would you’d love the most is a great idea Glynis! This way you were bound to love the outcome no matter what the author decided to do 🙂 I liked the ending very much too 🙂

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  8. Deborah

    I agree, Rita! Heather Moll has written a story with clever and original ways to discover and navigate a deep love, seemingly doomed to be separated by time. Easy to imagine the possibility.
    Wonderful review!

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    • Thank you Deborah! I had seen other time travel romances where decisions had to be made, but usual it’s a one side decision, the fact that in this book we could have it both ways made it trully a compelling story, I am very happy to have had the opportunity to read it 🙂

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