Carolina, the Contessina DeSimone, is young, beautiful, and wealthy. Helpless in her father's quest for power, she finds herself living at the Palazzo Reale in Turin as a lady-in-waiting and confidant of Margherita, the Princess of Savoy.
As the curator of a private collection of Renaissance art, Rina Antonelli lives a circumspect, structured existence complete with a spoiled dog. The quiet life she creates is her vision of normality. Secure in the belief her efforts are successful, she is unprepared for the events that shatter her careful existence and destroy this vision of normality.
Joanna Sansone returns home following her civilian deployment in Iraq as a political advisor. A disfigured left forearm and the loss of her fiancé, Renzo Moretti, are the scars she carries from the experience. Now, she asks for nothing more than the peace of her new home, Quintessence, but the U.S. government has other ideas.
The Domenico siblings are in crisis. Guiliana, the fiery-tempered older sister, disheartened by a bad marriage and now unemployed. Can Michael, the dignified warrior and commander, assist her without jeopardizing his human heart?
Twins Paolo and Carlo Cavaleri are inseparable and share everything as they’ve done for their entire lives. When tragedy strikes, the other must continue alone. Carlo buries himself in his work as a wine broker, his grief submerging the other facets of his life. Then the Fates intervene, setting the stage for the twins to share one last adventure.