Tragedy had already struck two families. Curiosity brought them crashing into each other's lives. Needing to be loved and understood, cared for and nurtured, Lissy, Terry and Terry's mother became what each one needed to overcome loss, sorrow and the darkness of harboring that pain. Terry, a boy of twelve, was the only one of the three that had t experienced the pain of loss. Though sometimes unable to understand how to love, Terry manages to be just what Lissy needs to help her heal her broken heart. Lissy, being a mature ten years old was able to nurture, love and help Momma find her way out of the darkness of losing her husband during the Vietnam War in the early sixties. Together, through incence, puberty and inner healing, Terry and Lissy become what all of us wish we could become to each other: Heartfelt Friends.