Sometimes leaving is the only road home.
Mimi Albizia, thirty and recovering from a distressing incident, is at the end of a six-month sabbatical in Verona, Italy. Before resuming her old life in Boston, she spends a final weekend in Venice to soak up the flair of mystery and romance in the labyrinth of narrow streets and canals. But after meeting Jake in a café, she takes home more than a lovely memory—a yearning she can’t quench.
Jake Bellini is in no rush to take over the responsibilities at the helm of his family’s resort hotel on Martha’s Vineyard. At thirty-three, he prefers the enthralling life at his uncle’s Tuscan vineyard, where he pursues his love for winemaking, and keeps his relationships casual. Until Mimi stirs up new longings—and he realizes that life is about more than grapes and sunsets.
With the centers of their lives thousands of miles apart, how can they overcome the gap between the weathered New England coast and the rolling hills of Tuscany?