Nanc, spells are variable things. Much depends upon the situation, and if there are other people involved, etc. etc.
Contact Holly if the spell hasn't worked. Nine months is long enough.
If you have any inclination, I would also urge you to get a little book on candle spells and re-enforce the spell nightly yourself. Go to any book store and look in the new age section.
THose that come from your own heart are strong and will eventually accomplish what you want to achieve, even for a beginner.
It's fine to bring in outside help, and Holly is talented. But being proactive as well, on your own behalf, will bring benefits.
If everyone cared and nobody cried,
If everyone loved and nobody lied,
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride,
Then we'd see the day when nobody died.