Have you ever been to Italy?
Have you ever been in love?
Well you’re in for a treat.
My Treasurer Chest is both a romance and a family saga about a recent college graduate, Antonio, and a young lady, Sara, who, ordained by the stars, meet at an Italian restaurant in New York City. Their romance is sparked when Sara’s hand glances Antonio’s as she sets his tab on the table.
Following their whirlwind romance, Antonio and Sara are joined by Antonio’s three best friends, Dante, Filippo and Giovanni, as well as Sara’s sister and maid of honor, Bethany, and her twin brother, James, who gives his sister away.
After clearing out their apartments in New York, Antonio and Sara pack the remainder of their belongings in crates, and ship them to Italy.
Life settles into a new sense of normal for Sara and Antonio after they move to Italy. Sara is introduced to Antonio’s family and a host of new characters, including Ava, the sweet, loving cook, Antonio’s ornery brother, Angelo, and the boy’s beloved Uncle Lorenzo.
Antonio hires an architect who draws up plans and hires a staff to renovate the estate house as Sara slowly grows accustom to her new Italian family and life on a beautiful estate and winery in the rolling hills of Tuscany.
Along with building a new life together, Sara and Antonio start a family. Sara’s first child is a determined daughter whom they name Abriana, after Antonio’s Great Aunt. Two years later, the family is in an uproar when Sara gives birth to twin boys, whom they name Georgio and Giovanni after Antonio and Sara’s fathers.
Life is not without its ups and downs. It is unpredictable--at best. But in the end, it is a journey full of love, laughter and loss.
Thank you for joining me on this journey.