No matter how noble, some promises are simply impossible to keep. Julie is an unemployed journalist with doubts about her writing career and the men in her life. Jack is a loquacious college professor who just might steal her away from George, the handsome widower living in a backwoods homestead, surrounded by framed pictures of his dead wife. Years before his wife's tragic accident, George had sworn never to remarry and now lives for her memories. Enter Katie Westfall, the oft-tipsy friend, full of wisecracks and comical advice aimed at fixing Julie's troubled but seemingly hilarious relationships.