Margery Benson has lived a regimented stifled life, in my opinion, and needing a new direction for her life, on a whim, she decides to follow her childhood dreams and head to New Caldedonia in search of the golden beetle that her father dreamt of finding. She interviews assistants, order supplies and makes travel plans for this expedition. At the last minute, she has to hire a different assistant than she had planned, asking her to meet her at the dock, sight unseen. When assistant Enid Pretty arrives, Margery is in for a surprise. The two women embark on this life changing mission and their adventures make for quite a story.
I truly enjoyed this novel and the beauty of the story. The story of Margery and Enid is a great narrative of the power of friendship, resilience and determination.
I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.