The first story is about Lilah Calhoun, a botanical expert working in a preserve, who doesn't expend any more energy than necessary when doing anything in life! Then she finds Professor Max Quartermain drowning off of the beach where her family's house is located. She rescues him, and it's love at first sight! These total opposites try to figure out who tried to kill Max, and wonder if it has anything to do with the mystery of the lost emeralds that legend has attached to the ancestral home of Lilah.
The other story is about Suzanna Calhoun, a divorced mother of two, who owns a nursery. She's struggling to make it on her own, and trying to patch the holes left in her heart from her ex-husband. In walks Holt Bradford who is attracted to Suzanna, but isn't used to stepping easily around issues, especially when they deal with an old mystery of lost jewels and unfaithful marriage partners.