Megan Jennings has great admiration for Mary Kingsley and her search for a divine appointment from God. An instructor at a local college Megan is literally following in the footsteps of Ms. Kingsley in order to provide an example to her students. Dressed in Victorian era attire she launches on an inexpensive tour of West Africa in search of what could prove to be her own divine appointment. As her flight is about to leave Paris she is moved to first class accommodations apart from her tour group, which she assumes is good luck on her part. This is one of many digressions from her charted course. Megan meets people of questionable character, but her strong and opinionated nature is her strength. As her digression from the tour leads her through dangerous yet picturesque African territory, Megan follows her instincts. Not knowing who she can trust Megan relies on her instincts in following what she believes may be God's divine appointment for her life.
Gold Trap is a fast-paced "trip" through uncharted territory! Lilly Maytree obviously has researched her story in great depth. Her characters are as varied as her main character's distractions from the charted path. Variety is the spice in this novel. The main character is involved in more far-fetched predicaments than one can imagine, but in following the adventures of Mary Kingsley the author's creativity is authentic. I enjoyed the distraction that this book offered me. I had no idea what to expect from this story, but the adventure kept me pretty well confined to my favorite chair!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through the Book Fun For Readers Only program sponsored by Pelican Book Group, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.