In the dead of winter, a young man and woman struggle to understand their relationship in Munich's expatriate community. Both Karl Schwarz, the former American Olympic skier, and Angelique Flaubert, the auburn-haired Belgian beauty, must overcome outside influences that conspire to keep them apart. They are united by proximity as tour guides for a German company traveling in Europe, while they feed their true passion—he as a floundering writer and she as an aspiring painter. When Karl is forced to fly home to Minnesota to attend his favorite uncle's funeral, he sets into motion a cataclysmic sequence of events that compels him to question everything in his life. As Karl leaves Angelique, she returns to Brussels to confront a family that has arranged her marriage to a man she despises. Find out if they both return to Germany to find true love. . . Author's Note: Please be advised that this book is not a mystery/thriller or espionage novel like my other books. It is a mainstream coming of age novel.