Italy. June, 1940.
Benito Mussolini declares his country is at war. Serenella Inglima, a young noble woman, suddenly finds herself estranged from both the man she loves and her Sicilian home. A shocking personal incident, involving one of the twentieth century’s most formidable Dictators, has consequences affecting Serenella and the Inglima family for decades. Malta. October, 2003. Young Irish woman, Jessica McGuill, has been living on the small Mediterranean island for almost two years.
Engaged to be married, her world is suddenly thrown into turmoil, when two men in her life, from very different backgrounds, make unexpected declarations.These women’s lives are intertwined through familial ties and two different types of war. One is forced on a country, the other is a battle of wills – a conflict between right and wrong and the grey area in between.
Because life is never simple really is it? Especially in matters of the heart.