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.
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