The Renaissance has invaded France! When a Medici princess lands with her army of Italian bakers, the royal kitchens of Fontainebleau erupt into chaos.
The Italians serve up something new, gelato, a dessert so fashionable, so chilled, it captures the tongues of the French court. The French bakers are left scrambling. Henri, a young apprentice, is tasked with discovering the secret recipe.
But when he falls for its maker, things heat up beyond the hearth. Is he willing to betray his new love for a list of ingredients? Espionage has never tasted sweeter!
In the famous legend, Lady Godiva rides naked on her horse through the town of Coventry in a protest of high taxes. All windows have been ordered shuttered, but one man cannot resist the temptation of sneaking a look, earning himself the nickname of Peeping Tom.
But what if history got the story all wrong?
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Lady Godiva schemes to escape the greedy, insensitive clutches of her husband, Edwin. When her plan goes awry she ends up in a bargain with him that would release her of her marital vows—but at a price. In a desperate attempt to flee, Godiva suffers a terrible fall from her beloved horse, which leaves her unable to remember anything about her former life, not even her own name.
Thomas Heggs is a simple man with fanciful dreams, working as a tailor’s apprentice in the small town of Coventry. When he finds a beautiful maiden lying injured next to her horse, he brings her into his barn to care for her and is immediately smitten by her mysterious charms. With no memory of her past, passion ignites between them as she recovers and tries to make sense of the dreams that haunt her from a life she no longer remembers. Meanwhile, as Edwin devises a plan to reclaim his spirited wife, pride threatens to eclipse his judgment, risking the loss of his very soul. Will the Lady recall who she is in time to make her fateful ride through town? Will new love stand a chance against the iron grip of a union bound by law?