People in the resort town of Pine Lake, Wisconsin are skittish when a stranger is found unconscious in the park. His head wounds suggest he was severely beaten and he subsequently slips into a coma. With nothing in his pockets and no one coming forward, his identity remains a mystery. Nurse Julia Parsons is enamored with the comatose patient and takes a special interest in his care. She sit by his bed each evening talking to him in hopes he will wake from his deep sleep. But waking only complicates matters. Overlooked clues send the couple on a journey across the state in search of his past. Could this new friend be the love Julia yearns for, or will his previous life take him away forever.