Leaving the drizzly dormitory town of Tilling behind, after discovering her husband in bed with another woman, Belinda has found a little valley to call her won. Known locally as the Contessa, she runs an up-market B & B, she plans the Christmas panto, she represents the community in the annual cheese rolling competition. She is the epicenter of all things expatriate. Life, in short, could not be more perfecto. Until the arrival of the feisty Wall Street ball-breaker, Lauren, that is. Sandblasting over her frescos and Belinda's social supremacy, Lauren's arrival divides the ex-pat community. And when Belinda's daughter falls in love with Lauren's so, war is well and truly declared. Fireworks are ignited, sheep cheese is thrown and Belinda's entire world collapses around her. Only one question matters: is the Val di Santa Caterina big enough for the both of them?