Orphaned at sixteen, Lake Davidson goes to live with an old woman who is a stranger to her...her grandmother.
Gray, lonely days are livened only by the stories her grandmother tells her of a treasure buried on the family land. The only clue to its whereabouts lies in the mysterious bit of doggerel her grandmother recalls"
Warm in winter, cold in summer,
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust,
East is not north, west is not south,
One foot from four we must trust.
Together in their loneliness, Lake and her grandmother begin the search for the long-lost treasure...a search that ends in both sorrow and joy for Lake.