When Gracie Burton stumbles upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of Tuscany, she cannot resist and ploughs her life savings into the trip. Shy and unadventurous, Gracie hasn’t been anywhere for almost forty years.
No one is more surprised by the sudden excursion than Gracie’s daughter, Carina, who is too busy running her business to spend time with her mother, or daughter, Anastasia. Having grown distant over the years, the three women barely know each other. Together they travel to the beautiful hillside town of Colladoro, where the elusive Count Tancredi Bassanelli has been compelled to open his doors to paying guests.
Yet everything is not as it appears. Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded her family. As she revisits her past - the love she lost and the tragedy that destroyed her world - Will the magic of Italy revive her adventurous spirit and allow her to open her heart once more?