In the late 1950's, when a shy, 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old, outgoing boy fall in love in a small Midwestern town, population 695, their happiness is short-lived when they discover she is pregnant. Forced by their very young ages and family expectations, they placed their child for adoption and separate -- each living their lives apart for 53 years. But a corner of Dennis' heart still belonged to Karen. Despite the many passing years, Dennis never forgets his first love. With persistence and determination, he searches for and finds his lost love, and later, together they find their daughter. Love is not what you say; love is what you feel. Like many adopted people, their daughter, who lived a happy life, had spent a lifetime looking for someone she resembled, and for acceptance and a way to feel whole.