One kiss lasts a moment, but a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. one child. one girl A covenant made in an instant and kept in the heart for a whole decade. A covenant that distance and time cannot permit. A covenant that will last forever. That's what they believe. When seventeen-year-old Ron Christiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy little town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where his deep bond with Poppy Litchfield was born when they were both children, he thinks of only one thing: why the girl who was half his soul, who promised Wait faithfully for his return, cut off all contact with him without any explanation? Ron's heart broke two years ago when Poppy's voice died. When he discovers the truth, he knows that worse pain is to come.