Would you give up everything, even the time in which you live, to be with your soul mate? May Gold, an adjunct college teacher earning little more than a Starbucks barista, often dreams in her tiny office about the subject of her master’s thesis, 17th century Italian sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. In her fantasies, she’s in his arms. While touring Italy with her teaching colleagues and suffocating boyfriend, May steps through a shimmering doorway in time and gets to meet her idol. At his every masterpiece, the genius artist appears. Each time, her stifled creativity and confidence blossom. Their attraction grows, until all the doors to happiness for May seem blocked--except the door to Bernini’s magical world. By the end of the tour, May has to choose which world is most promising for her.