Montgomery Lawrence and his wife Kathryn had enjoyed a whirlwind courtship and marriage, which many had nicknamed "The Prince and the Commoner". But now the one-time Hollywood icon and successful businessman is dead, and those closest to him are left to mourn him in shock.
His friends and family gather at his wake and remember him. They know that Monte’s public face and private one were not the same. His fondness for Scotch had all but destroyed his 20-year marriage to Kathryn and he had become mean-tempered and verbally abusive, although never violent.
Only Kathryn’s faith in God and that fact she felt she had to honor the marriage vows in both good and bad times had helped her to find her strength and change things for the better.
But what now? How will their son, Grayson, deal with his loss? Will he adapt his father´s habits? And there is Monte´s best friend, Russ, who harbors a secret, and K´s confidante, Anna, who is on to him.