Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
Cousins, One and All by Ronnda Eileen Henry and Aleksandra Layland is a great alternate plot based on Pride and Prejudice’s characters. Having grown up together, the five cousins - Ben, Cat, Wilma, Lottie, and Lucas - are excited to reunite and enjoy some time away together, only what they envisioned to be a relaxed getaway turns all their lives towards a more fulfilling future. Bennet Wickham, having been raised by his grandparents, is the second heir to his grandparents’ fortune, but even that does not stop him from worrying. Something plagues his mind and he longs to be free. As they quickly settle in at the inn, Ben decides to go trekking and Lottie soon follows after him. Ben, unfortunately, falls into a ravine and as Lottie goes after him, they are both thrust into timeless worlds that leave them questioning their sanity.
Reflective, riveting and spell-binding, Cousins, One and All by Ronnda Eileen Henry and Aleksandra Layland is an enchanting story that captured my attention from the beginning to the end. The events of the book are based in England, in the beautiful Lake District. Ronnda Eileen Henry and Aleksandra Layland chose beautiful scenery to develop the story. The dialogues contained in the book come from all the characters, allowing each character to have their own voice and place in Cousins, One and All. The best part of the book is its unpredictable plot. A laid-back holiday quickly turns into an unforeseen adventure. The authors delicately balance the plot between romance and adventure and pull this off brilliantly. Absolutely captivating. I believe the story is a definite step up from the original.