New relationships pose a threat to old friendships for the Howard clan.
It's the beginning of summer, and Acorn Hill is buzzing. Alice is heading to the big city with her ANGELs, if only she can find a chaperone. Aunt Ethel is busy revamping her home for a visit from her daughter Francine, and when a Do-It-Yourselfer Warehouse opens in nearby Potterston, Jane takes it upon herself to save the local store, Fred's Hardware. In the process, she strikes up a friendship with the manager of the local superstore, and struggles between loyalty to her friends and loyalty to her own heart. Could this new relationship be the start of something big?