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  - lineells - LibraryThing

Innocuous, simple, light-hearted reading. Predictable. Boy and girl split. Years later the bookstore, and the owner of said store, which they had once loved are going under. Boy meets up with girl and voila! Relationship, etc. saved! Read full review

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User Review  - mcgeerhonda - LibraryThing

I cried, I laughed, I wish there really was a place like The Bridge. I'd want to be there. Very touching story. It's on my read again every Christmas list. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
36
Section 6
44
Section 7
49
Section 8
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
235
Section 18
247
Section 19
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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 as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books have been developed into a TV series now available everywhere. Karen is also an adjunct professor of writing at Liberty University. In 2001 she and her husband, Don, adopted three boys from Haiti, doubling their family in a matter of months. Today the couple has joined the ranks of empty nesters, living in Tennessee near four of their adult children.

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