Tom loves Nenna. Nenna loves her father. Her father loves Mussolini. Ideals and convictions are not always so clear in the murky years between the World Wars. For Tom and Kitty Locke, visiting their cousin Nenna in Rome is a pure joy. For their adoptive parents Nadine and Riley, though, the ground is still shifting underfoot. As the heat rises across Europe, everyone must brace once more to decide what should bring them together, and what must drive them apart.