Francine Maria Capellini was named after her grandmother, and carried with her many of the same personality traits and physical features. As a child, young Frannie would sit enthralled as the elder Francine, Gram to Frannie, regaled her with wild tales of adventure in places far, far away from the humdrum little village of Cittadina, New York.
But while Francine seemed content to dwell in the same little house, in the same little town where her family had lived for generations, Frannie couldn’t wait to shake the dust off her feet and leave Cittadina in her rear view mirror as soon as she graduated high school. Within a few years she was on the fast track in the high pressure world of news reporting in the Big Apple. She had a great job, a handsome boyfriend, and a life that was a world away from her small town origins
Then the call came.
Gram had died and left Frannie the house on Maple Street.
Frannie would have to return to her home town, fix up the old house, and sell it before she could move on with her life. But Cittadina exerted an unexpected pull on Frannie, and Gram’s final bequest provided answers to questions long buried which uncovered Frannie’s heart.