ournalist Anna has never known who her dad is but with her mum refusing to tell her more she's at a dead end. When she accidentally comes across a clue that her father is Italian, it opens up a burning curiosity in Anna. Sophie is serving gelato to tourists in Italy when she gets the call that her father has had a serious heart attack. Living with her mum again while her dad recuperates, and taking a job teaching Italian to make ends meet, Sophie has to face up to the secrets she's kept buried in the past. Catherine's children have left for university, her husband has left her for another woman and her bank account is empty. At an Italian evening class she finds new friends in Anna and Sophie.