All Ashley Kennedy wants is to marry her childhood sweetheart and make a go of Willow Shade Stables, but Kyle gets cold feet and refuses to set a date. Then the builders unearth a skull while digging her basement.
When the skull is identified as an old adversary, the sheriff suspects Ashley's mom, Maddy.
Before Maddy can be convicted, Ashley puts her life on hold and joins the Livingston women in an investigation to prove her mom's innocence. To obtain evidence, the Fearless Five ladies bend the rules which the law-abiding policemen dare not do.
The murderer is still loose and determined not to be prosecuted. When he attacks Ashley, Kyle realizes he still has deep feelings for her. The equine farm has suffered along with their relationship. Is it too late for either the horse business or their love to rekindle?