When Tess Angel receives a solicitor's letter inviting her to claim
her inheritance - the Villa Sirena, perched on a clifftop in Sicily
- she is stunned. Her only link to the island is through her
mother, Flavia, who left Sicily during World War II and cut all
contact with her family.
Initially resistant to Tess going back to her roots, Flavia
realises the secrets from her past are about to be revealed and
decides to try to explain her actions. Meanwhile, Tess' teenage
daughter Ginny is stressed by college, by her blooming sexuality
and filled with questions that she longs to ask her father, if only
she knew where he was.