When la bella vita falls apart… Vincent Farina has never liked tourists, despite living in the Renaissance town of Pienza, Italy which draws in visitors by the herd. As the pastry chef in his family's struggling caffè, he prefers baking cornetti to dealing with customers. But when his wife dies in a tragic accident, Vincent must wrestle with grief and the depression of his young daughter, who harbors a secret about her mother’s death. Personalities and cultures clash when Eleni Michaels--a free-spirited children's author from Kentucky--comes barging into their sleepy town. Vincent wants nothing to do with the bizarre redhead until he discovers her one redeeming quality... ...she has made a connection with his daughter. Desperate for options, Vincent hires Eleni as his new barista. They must work as uneasy allies to save both the caffè and his daughter before both slip through his fingers.