After four years away living in the Yukon, Abigail and Malcolm MacEwan and their son Lucky move back to Avonlea. Janet is trusting that her relationship with her sister will be on better terms than they have been in the past. When the MacEwans move into the King house temporarily and unexpectedly while their own house is undergoing necessary renovations and clean-up, Janet and Abigail's relationship strains under the close quarters. Abigail's criticisms also extend to Cecily and Alec. Abigail has always felt that Janet has sacrificed much to Alec and the farm over their married life. Meanwhile, the Kings may have come into a windfall when Cecily finds an old stock certificate in Alec's toolbox, which originally belonged to his grandfather. With the money, he initially thinks about buying new farm equipment. But after he speaks to Cecily who overheard one of Abigail and Janet's discussions about Janet's sacrifices, Alec decides instead to buy her a family birthstone ring, which he ...