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.Their voices rose: Nonna melodious and throaty, Pops a deep tenor, Mum clear and confident. ... a#39;Make awish.a#39; Ginny tooka deep breath and blew. She wished that she would soon know what it was all abouta Life. And she wished that nothing would change. Everyone clapped and cheered. Nonna produced the knife to cut the cake, Pops pouredmore champagne, Mum touched her hair, very lightly.
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