Summer holidays to the past don't always go as planned!
Just ask 21st-century Italian artist Sophia Orsini...
Sophia travels back in time for her annual two-week holidays, and commissions famous artists to paint her portrait while she’s there: so far, she’s sat for da Vinci, Picasso, Donatello, Rubens, and Degas. This year she plans to visit France in 1786 to commission Marie Antoinette’s favorite portraitist.
Sophia’s plans go awry when the pearl brooch that transports her through time malfunctions and drops her in the middle of the Paris mob storming the Bastille on July 14, 1789. She barely manages to escape the violence with her life and literally falls into the arms of America’s Ambassador to France, widower Thomas Jefferson.
What begins as a two-week holiday turns into a life-altering experience and offers Sophia the chance to become First Lady of the United States and one of the world’s most famous Old Masters. But is fulfilling an impossible dream worth giving up her life, success, and the possibility of reuniting with her soul mate in the twenty-first century?