Should the past be forgotten? This is a story of two women living in two different times. In 1943 occupied Italy, Ines Santini?s sheltered existence is turned upside down when she meets Norman, an escaped British POW. In 1999, Anna Swilland, their daughter, starts to unravel accounts from assorted documents left behind after her mother?s death. She travels to the breathtakingly beautiful Tuscan Apennines, where the story unfolds. In researching her parents? past, she discovers secrets about the war, her parents and herself, which will change her life forever.