An enjoyable story with engaging characters. I really liked that Nicholas' conviction of finding the butterflies from reading a vague account written years before, gave him the impetus to travel half way around the world to find them. It gave me butterflies when he did! I also like the idea of looking for something without wanting to find it!
After reading the first book in this series, I couldn't wait to get into this one! Unfortunately I didn't find this book as engaging as the previous one. Dave is still a likeable character, however Nicholas was "off". For someone who had just become engaged, & about to be married, he really seemed too pensive & somewhat dejected. The bright spot in the story was the extended family (and servants), who were welcoming of Dave & loving towards Nicholas.
This is the third book in this series, which I enjoyed enormously! The story has jumped forward seven years, Dave & Nicholas are still happily married and in love. This time the waterhole & butterflies may be under threat and Dave too! Also we find Nicholas' nephew Robin visiting from England, he still has a crush on Nicholas. Just when things are going nicely, a catastophe throws Dave & family into a tailspin.