Oh, the dream of escaping to Italyâ€“and the nightmare of reality. . . .Belinda Smith has found her very own Tuscan valley in the sun, having abandoned a dreary cheating husband and an even drearier English town. Running Casa Mia, her own too, too divine bed and breakfast, everything is coming up sunflowers and olive groves for La Contessa of the Valley. Life couldnâ€™t be more perfecto! Until, that is, the arrival of Laurenâ€“a beautiful, feisty Wall Street ball-breaker who has the gall to announce her plans to open a new B&B. A place just like Belindaâ€™sâ€“only much more glamorous. Even worse, Lauren, whose charmingly calculated smile Belinda recognizes as quite like her own, threatens Belindaâ€™s existence as the epicenter of all things ex-patriot in the valley. Have Belindaâ€™s fabulous days of ruling supreme in this corner of the world come to an end? Will the carnivorous Lauren consume Belindaâ€™s dreams al fresco? Will Laurenâ€™s gorgeous son Kyle steal Belindaâ€™s lovely, overworked daughter away from home and hearth (who will do the cleaning, for Godâ€™s sake?). War has come to lovely Tuscanyâ€“let the fur and focaccia fly!