Similar in one respect to Faraway Farm (1961, p. 540), an earlier book by this author in which an English family learns to understand and enjoy life on the Scottish Highlands, this tells the story of Geraldine and Penny Wilds, two sisters who are sent by relatives to spend the summer in Wales. Funloving, good-natured Penny had no trouble adjusting to the isolated existence of Ye Hafon or to the stern but kind hostess-chaperone, Miss Prudence Charl. But Geraldine remained depressed and moody until she focused on an outside interest; archaeology. Permitted to accompany Aunt Pru on a dig, her metamorphosis begins. Sailing aboard the Ibis with a Welsh boy, Dal, recovering a precious treasure for Aunt Pru, Geraldine finally realizes she is as much loved as her sister. The charm of the Welsh seaside adds a special note to this warm, personal story of a young girl's growing confidence and eventual happiness.