LEO PIZZOLA is a man in his early forties whose life hasn’t turn out the way he wanted, not in anyway. On some level he realizes that it all comes back to that pivotal moment in his youth, when he allowed loyalty to a friend to stop him from pursuing his heart’s desire until it was too late. From that moment on, he ceased to dream or desire anything or believe in miracles of any kind. So, when fate puts him in the miracle making business, he is destined to make mistakes.
MARTA CAPRONI FORTINO is a widow in her mid-thirties who has done everything life dictated she should -- marry, raise two daughters, run her family's hotel and restaurant, and face the ultimate humiliation of having everyone in her small town know that he died with another woman. She is like the butterfly fighting to get out of her chrysalis of despair, not certain she wants to leave its protection until she shrivels and dies, or fight the painful battle to free her from its clutches.
TOPO PASOLINI, the local fix-it shop owner, is a man who has always been overlooked, always the side kick who has never had a starring role in life. But his lifetime of waiting for the opportunity to be something more is about to pay off in ways he never considered, when he, too, is drafted into the business of manufacturing miracles that lead to results that are as hilarious as they are unpredictable.
ANGELICA GIANCARLO is a great beauty who left Rome and her career as an actress to return to her home town and settle for far less than she’d hoped for. Now, at the dawn of her fourth decade of life she is given the chance for a role that will completely alter her life and Topo’s.
FATHER ELIO CAPRONI is a frail, grandfatherly man whose one desire in life has always been to be a priest and serve the people of his beloved village. He is the only one in Santo Fico whose life has turned out exactly as he wanted, but beneath his gentle veneer is a long-hidden secret that threatens to unravel it all.
CARMEN FORTINO, Marta’s seventeen-year-old daughter, stands at the door of womanhood, well aware of the power of her beauty, but uncertain of the future and on the verge of repeating her mother’s mistakes. She knows how and with whom her father died. She knows exactly how cruel he could be, but still she is drawn to a younger version of him. While she would never admit it, Carmen is waiting to be saved and resisting it every step of the way.
NONNO, a slightly senile eighty-year old man and his loyal scraggly mutt are as much a fixture of the village as the old church. Too old for the army during WWII , Nonno served in the Italian resistance, sabotaging both the German occupation forces and the Italian Facists. These wartime activities left Nonno in possession of a secret that could possibly save the town...if only he can remember what it is.