Author(s): Tillie ColeDownload
One kiss lasts a moment. But a thousand kisses can last a lifetime. One boy. One girl. A bond that is forged in an instant and cherished for a decade. A bond that neither time nor distance can break. A bond that will last forever. Or so they believe. When seventeen-year-old Rune Kristiansen returns from his native Norway to the sleepy town of Blossom Grove, Georgia, where he befriended Poppy Litchfield as a child, he has just one thing on his mind. Why did the girl who was one half of his soul, who promised to wait faithfully for his return, cut him off without a word of explanation? Rune’s heart was broken two years ago when Poppy fell silent. When he discovers the truth, he finds that the greatest heartache is yet to come. A stand-alone young adult tearjerker romance, recommended for ages fourteen and up.
Some Reviews: 4369 in Goodreads.com
This is by far my most favorite of the novels I have written. It called me to write it over 18 months ago, but I resisted until I could resist no more. Poppy and Rune have taken my entire heart and soul with them on this journey, and I am forever changed by it. Moved by it. Inspired by it.
I hope you all love this novel as much as I loved bringing these beautiful characters to life.
Yes, it’s a tearjerker. But it’s so much more too. Take a chance on this story of young, but undeniable love, you won’t be sorry.
Like Poppy says, “Always say yes to new adventures.”
Much love and happy reading.
I had the pleasure of reading this book for honest review from the author, but how the hell I have write anything after what I just read…. It’s virtually impossible. Too much emotions. So beautiful, and on the other hand, so devastating. I probably never weeping that much the entire time while reading a book.
God knows, I had to stop reading it several times to wipe tears, or when not withstand the emotions. I really don’t know how she did it but this book is extraordinary. I’m a Tillie Cole fan for a long time, and she never stops to delight and amaze me. Absolutely recommended. Tillie Cole is the queen!
I can’t even say much more, the story is not worth to give away because it just discovering all the details is one of the greatest and most emotional things in this book. Even wrote about it I have shivers because I can’t stop thinking about it, moreover I am simply lack of words. The book hangover after it, is guaranteed!
I would like to know how to approach it from a distance and write more proper review, but I can’t. Not all probably realize that such real emotions are possible about a fictional story and characters, but they are, and this book is the best proof of it.
ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
Okay, that end was beautiful. It all got to be a bit much at times, but I’m NOT a YA reader. Never have been. Just not my thing. But this book insisted on an exception and I had to recalibrate my thinking to accommodate it a little. But it was worth it Every time I read “and my heart nearly burst” I got all teary. Every. Time.
I do feel there were moments that would have had even MORE impact had they not been drawn out for paragraph after paragraph. I sometimes felt saturated, sometimes overwhelmed. But overall, the book was an incredible read. (Read it for the lanterns and cherry blossoms alone!)
Very, very lovely.
I have no words that would do this book justice. It was heartbreakingly, soul shattering beautiful. It is a story that I know will stay with me forever. Tillie Cole’s pure talent really shines as bright as the sun with this one. And anyone who is reluctant to read this one because of its YA storyline, don’t be. This is in no way a typical YA book. It is about and girl and a boy and their epic love story, there is no typical YA plots that I know scare some people away, nothing about this is typical. If anything I’d be more scared of the fact that I probably cried for about 80% of this book and once I finished I sobbed, like whole body sobbed for about an hour. Even now, while I write this review I’m tearing up thinking about Rune and Poppy’s story. This book will make a bigger impact on you then any other book you read this year, I guarantee it.