"Medieval teenagers Silvano and Chiara have very different backgrounds. Silvano is the only son and heir to his father's considerable fortune. He fancies himself in love with the sheep-farmer's wife...but when the farmer is killed and Silvano is blamed, the boy must flee to the sanctuary of a Franciscan friary or face execution as a murderer. Chiara is recently-orphaned and very poor. Her older brother sent her to the nuns of St. Clare, rather than feed Chiara at his own expense. Silvano meets Chiara when each is assigned to assist in the making of special paints for a new fresco in the Basilica of Assisi. When a visitor to the friary is murdered, Silvano is suspected again, and he and Chiara must find the clues to clear his name...and discover the real murderer. History. Mystery. Romance. No cussing or kissing or on-stage blood."