The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury


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A sentimental romance with a religious foundation...this is sure to bring believers joy.


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?

About Karen Kingsbury

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New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury is America's favorite inspirational novelist, with nearly 20 million books in print. Her Life-Changing Fiction has produced multiple bestsellers, including Unlocked, Leaving, Take One, Between Sundays, Even Now, One Tuesday Morning, Beyond Tuesday Morning, and Ever After, which was named the 2007 Christian Book of the Year. An award-winning author and newly published songwriter, Karen has several movies optioned for production, and her novel Like Dandelion Dust was made into a major motion picture, now available on DVD. Karen is also a nationally known speaker with several women's groups including Women of Faith. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Don, their daughter and five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. SPANISH BIO: Karen Kingsbury es autora de mas de treinta titulos, incluyendo algunos EXITOS de venta, uno de los cuales se uso para la pelicula de la semana de CBS. Es una de las atoras favoritas de novelas inspiradoras.Se han impreso mas de dos millones de ejemplares de sus libros. Kingsbury reside en el estado de Washington con Don, su esposo, y sus seis hijos, tres de los cuales los adotatron en Haiti.
Published October 23, 2012 by Howard Books. 321 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Nov 11 2012
Weeks as Bestseller
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on Apr 29 2012

A sentimental romance with a religious foundation...this is sure to bring believers joy.

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on Oct 01 2012

Kingsbury fans may acquire a new holiday favorite read in this sugary tale of second chances.

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Reviewed by Christin Dicker on Dec 03 2012

God gives us second chances is a major theme in this book...On the whole this is a sweet Christmas story.

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Book Reporter

Reviewed by Lynda Lee Schab on Nov 21 2012

...if you’re looking for a feel-good, heartwarming read with which to cozy up next to the fireplace this holiday season, it just may be the perfect choice.

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Reviewed by Shondra Brown on Sep 23 2012

Karen Kingsbury captures the essence of hometown bookstores in The Bridge. An excellent book I will share with friends, but ask back for in return...

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