An American woman in Tuscany to claim an inheritance encounters the frustrating yet delightful workings of a small town, and finds the love that has eluded her all her life. Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenaged daughter and a mother who worries that Gemma has no life. So when her mother Nonna receives a mysterious letter telling her about an even more mysterious inheritance in Tuscany, the three of them throw caution and convention to the wind: they leave for Italy. What they encounter is a crumbling old village and a town divided: half believe Nonna's villa belongs to Ben Raphael, an unnervingly handsome American. As cultures clash, gossip soars and intrigue unfolds, Gemma is caught up in the most disturbing - and delicious - trouble she's ever had. And her summer in Tuscany will change her outlook and her life forever.