When Lovita Mae Horton wins a trip for two to attend a cooking school in Paris, she invites her best friend, Sue Jan Pritchard, along. Their joy is short-lived however, when they find out the trip is to Paris, Texas. Sue Jan has family there - Aunt Lila and Cousin Pouncey - but discovers her eccentric Cousin Pouncey has just passed away.
When Sue Jan's unique antique platinum engagement ring goes missing, they suspect she lost it when saying her last goodbyes.
With her wedding only a few months away, Lovita, Sue Jan, and Aunt Lila decide to unearth the ring on their own. Instead they dig up the dirt on an international ring of art thieves intent on brushing them off for good.