Eileen is looking for calmer days when she meets Vicenza, a Sicilian woman with ties to the Cosa Nostra. They become friends and make plans, but Vicenza guards too many secrets, and the Sicilian families will never let her go free. There is only one way out: to challenge the male Sicilian bosses.
They fly to Sicily to meet the Belle Signore: mothers, wives, and sisters of Cosa Nostra men. Sicilian godmothers who know their businesses very well but favor acting far from the limelight. With their help, Ellen and Vicenza confront the bosses-but they soon find out that there is always a price to pay.