A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author -- From the "Queen of Christian Fiction" ( Time ) comes a heartwarming story about childhood friends, broken lives, and a long ago promise that just might offer hope for today. The day before Ellie moved from Georgia to California, she and her best friend Nolan sat beneath an ancient oak tree and wrote letters to each other. They planned to return and read them eleven years later. Now, as the date approaches, much has changed. Bereft of the faith she grew up with, Ellie is a single mom struggling to make ends meet. And Nolan, an NBA star whose personal tragedies fueled his faith and drive, suffers from a transcendent loneliness.