The Summer of 1848 – Detroit, Michigan
Mourning has some hard decisions to make. Can he have a future with Olivia? Should he? One kiss –unfortunately witnessed by two strangers – nearly resulted in the horrifying death by fire of everyone under their roof. Not only can he not protect Olivia, his very presence in her life seems to be the greatest danger she faces.
His search for options takes him on a difficult personal journey, while Olivia copes with feelings of abandonment.
The Summer of 1974 – Rome, Italy
Charlie has just graduated from U of M and Charlene has big plans for him. But those plans have little to do with the future he wants. What better place for a student of art and architecture to take time for reflection than the open air museum called Rome. There he meets Gavrielle. On leave from a career in the Israeli army, she is also seeking respite from a personal crisis. These two strangers – who seem to have nothing in common – discover they share a basic reality that no one else will ever understand.