Demi, from an insignificant beat up town in Missouri, is finishing up her senior year with no plans for the future. Her stepmother sends her off to Vienna to stay with a distant uncle for a week so that she can distract herself from her father’s death. Curious about what Austria can offer her, she sets off to explore the city of Krems an der Donau; however, things take a turn when the police accidentally mistaken her for a thief. In a panicked state, Demi runs of with a stranger named Alaric, who backpacks around Europe as a freelance violinist. When Demi finally returns home to Missouri, she realizes her heart was left in Austria with her soul stuck in the past.