The Bridge: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 23, 2012 - Religion - 272 pages
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Now a Hallmark Channel movie event, The Bridge, along with prequel The Beginning, is a heartwarming story of two couples who find love in a bookstore and experience the sort of miracle that can only happen at Christmastime.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury has written a modern-day classic with this unforgettable love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but she left her heart back in Tennessee when she walked away from Ryan 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. Sometimes when he’s lonely, he visits The Bridge—the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin—and remembers the hours he and Molly once spent there.

For over four decades, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing customers with coffee, conversation, and shelves of classics—even through dismal sales and the rise of digital books. Then the hundred-year flood sweeps through Franklin and destroys everything. The bank is about to pull the store’s lease when tragedy strikes. Can two generations of readers rally together to save The Bridge? And is it possible that an unforgettable love might lead to the miracle of a second chance?
 

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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  - candibee - Christianbook.com

So good, can’t put the book down. Read it in 2 days! Loved how the characters are brought back together. You can feel the struggle and the emotions each one is going through. Great Book! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
29
Section 5
36
Section 6
44
Section 7
49
Section 8
59
Section 12
135
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
197
Section 16
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Section 17
235
Section 18
247
Section 19
259

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 20
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Karen Kingsbury, #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than twenty-five million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller lists and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. 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. The couple recently welcomed their first child, Hudson, making Karen and Don grandparents for the first time.

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