While exploring the attic in her cottage, Lori Shepherd discovers a gold and silver bracelet inlaid with gleaming garnets, which she quickly learns belonged to Aunt Dimity. The bracelet awakens poignant memories of a doomed romance in Aunt Dimity's past. Regretfully, Aunt Dimity asks Lori to return the bracelet to her unsuccessful suitor or to his rightful heir. A new family has moved to Finch and are avid metal detectorists - who stumbles upon a real treasure - an ancient hoard of priceless gold and silver artifacts. The artifacts look strangely familiar to Lori. She begins to suspect that the villager isn't the only person who's stumbled upon the hoard. Did Aunt Dimity's suitor get there first? As Lori searches for answers, she discovers an unexpected link between the buried treasure in the village and the treasure buried in Aunt Dimity's heart.