When Sarah brings a homemade quilt to her father, she meets his new friend, a fellow veteran named Vern. Vern tells Sarah about Alice, the woman he planned to marry before World War II. Vern always wondered what happened to Alice and Sarah offers to help him track down his lost love.
But as Sarah digs into Vern’s past, she soon discovers that his story doesn’t add up. Why can’t he remember when he graduated from high school or what his best friend’s name was? What is he really looking for? Sarah searches for the elusive Alice, only to discover that Vern has not told her the truth about his long-lost first love. Why does he really want to talk to her? Is bringing them back together a big mistake? As Sarah helps put together the scattered pieces of the past, they all discover a bright new future that was once resigned to the pages of history.