When their daughter Kate, the apple of David's eye, turns up in Athens unannounced to tell them that she is in love with Charlotte Macfie, a talented patisserie chef, things quickly go awry. David withdraws, and Elizabeth is forced to take on the uncharted role of mediator between the formerly inseparable father and daughter.
When tragedy strikes, the Fredericks' must find a way to put their differences aside and build a newly structured family.
He returns from the mountain to find that nothing is as he left it and soon, events begin to spiral out of control. Within a few weeks a fire threatens the street where he lives, there is a new woman in his life and he finds himself on the ancient streets of Rome. Is sixty-four too old to take a leap of faith that could change everything?