The Bridge: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 23, 2012 - Religion - 272 pages
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Number one New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers an instant classic with this heartwarming Christmas story about a hundred-year flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships.

Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee with a man she walked away from five years ago. They had a rare sort of love she hasn’t found since.

Ryan Kelly lives in Nashville after a broken engagement and several years on the road touring with a country music duo. He can still hear Molly’s voice encouraging him to follow his dreams; Molly, whose memory stays with him. At least he can visit The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remember the hours he and Molly once spent there.

For thirty years, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing the people of middle Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books—even through dismal book sales and the rise of digital books. Then in May, the hundred-year flood swept through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store.

Now the bank is pulling the lease on The Bridge. Despondent and without answers, Charlie considers the unthinkable. Then tragedy strikes, and suddenly, everything changes. In the face of desperate brokenness and lost opportunities, could the miracle of a second chance actually unfold?

The Bridge is a love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore, a love story you will never forget.
  

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User Review  - Wilani - Christianbook.com

This is a great book! I loved the way it showed God’s answer to prayer. The theme of forgiveness and a second chance was all through the book. It also had a Christmas miracle. Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Woods - Goodreads

Ryan and Molly met in college where not only a strong friendship was born, but denied chemistry blazed like the flames in the fireplace they often sat in front of to share their love of books. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
37
Section 4
53
Section 5
71
Section 6
89
Section 7
107
Section 8
125
Section 12
179
Section 13
191
Section 14
211
Section 15
233
Section 16
249
Section 17
259
Section 18
269
Section 19
277

Section 9
141
Section 10
159
Section 11
169
Section 20
289
Section 21
313
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About the author (2012)

#1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Karen is also host of a national music-format radio program, “The Karen Kingsbury Show” where she tells stories between the songs. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

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