Adriana Trigiani's latest novel features Lucia Sartori, the beautiful 25-year-old daughter of a fine Italian immigrant family in Greenwich Village, New York, in 1950. Encouraged to follow her dreams by the post-war boom, she becomes an apprentice for a clothing designer at a chic department store on Fifth Avenue. Though sought after as a potential wife by the best Italian families, Lucia is determined to have a career. She juggles the roles of dutiful daughter and ambitious working girl perfectly. When a handsome stranger comes to the store and catches her eye, it is love at first sight for both of them. However, he must first win over her traditional family and make the proper offer of marriage.