Mary Beth McKinley bought her dream home against the advice of everyone she knows. But it was hers: leaking roof, rotten wood and all. However, the task of restoring the 100-year-old home is a much larger undertaking than she could have ever imagined. So when Cameron Reece arrives at her doorstep with plans to dig for hidden treasure in her backyard in exchange for manual labor, she readily agrees. After all, the roof is leaking and her teacher's salary isn't stretching far.
Eventually, she finds out that there's more to this treasure hunter than she had originally thought. His great-grandmother buried the treasure years ago and left word as to its whereabouts but no one ever found it. Now, through a letter addressed to his grandfather, Cameron has an idea where the treasure was buried -- on the property that now belongs to Mary Beth. Eventually, they find an old journal that offers more clues to the treasure.
Together they go through rainy days, leaking roofs, electrical outages, poison ivy and meddling parents to discover not only the treasure buried in the yard, but a true love of their own.