Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn't in the mood for Italy's famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She's only there because it was her mother's dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn't around for 16 years? All Lina wants to do is get back home. Lina is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly, Lina is uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. It is a world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother's footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept from Lina for far too long — a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father, and even herself. People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone told her, but sometimes they discover much more.