Who wouldn't want to spend a summer on the beautiful beaches and inviting waters of Lake Michigan? Anna Richardson was sure she wouldn't when she could be back in the big city of Chicago with her father and fine private school friends. Unfortunately after her parents' divorce and mother's relocation, she found herself in the dinky town of Sparta, with one K-Mart adorned friend, Kelsey. Anna and Kelsey agree to help a local gift shop owner stock shelves and ready for the summer tourists. When Miss Tilley's shop is vandalized, the girls find themselves in the midst of a missing diamond, murdered millionaire, dangerous crook, real live mystery. Anna not only solves the mystery of the diamond crook but also of friendship, loyalty, and acceptance.