Shortly after Karola and Jakob were betrothed, Jakob emigrated from Germany to America, promising to send for Karola as soon as he had a home for her. As Karola waited faithfully for Jakob to send for her, she watched her sisters and friends marry and turned down a proposal from another man. After eleven long years, she finally receives Jakob's letter and invitation to America. But when she arrives at his potato farm in eastern Idaho, she discovers that Jakob has already married. His wife had died and he needs help taking care of his two children. Karola's dreams of love and a family of her own are shattered.
Although Jakob is a changed man, he has a tough task redeeming himself in Karola's eyes. He knows it won't be easy, but he is determined to do so if she will give him a chance. Promised to Me is a story of love renewed as Karola and Jakob build a life together out of the rubble of broken promises and shattered dreams.