Out of the blue, a letter arrives informing Frankie that she has inherited her unknown grandmother's farm in Italy. To the Sullivan family, Italy seems as far away as Mars. Blue Mauritius is the story of a family who leaves the comfort and security of their American suburb to start over again on this abandoned farm. At the heart of Blue Mauritius is a mystery involving Frankie's grandparents. Not only a mystery, but an ugly smear on the family name. Immediately it becomes Frankie's responsibility to unravel the mystery and absolve her family's reputation of shame. Digging into the lives of the villagers, for the first time Frankie's own life becomes understandable through circles that return her to the place where understanding was lost-forbidden love, the sins of the mother, runaway husband, suicide, child needs mother. In Italy, those same circles seem to be closing in on the Sullivans now.