The Bridge

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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This is my first Karen Kingbury novel, and I am totally impressed. This story is wonderful! I really like the characters, story, and pretty much everything about it. It was also sad. Karen does a wonderful job at writing emotion. Yeah, there is such thing as writing emotion.

I will be reading many more books in the future. Actually, I have another Christmas novel by Karen that I will be reviewing before Christmas.

Molly and Ryan’s love story is so sweet. It is both heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Second chance stories are a favorite of mine. This book is definitely a favorite!

The cover was really cool. I really like it! I love the book store “background” and the two people walking out of the store. Also, I really like the little sticker that says “Now a Hallmark Original Movie.” Okay, okay, call me weird. I don’t care. I definitely can’t to wait to watch The Bridge as a Hallmark movie. Even better, it has been made into two parts! So, the cover deserves five stars! I love it!

As for the book, you can probably guess how many stars I am going to give it. Yup, you got it! I am giving this novel five stars! I would recommend it everyone and anyone who likes a good Christmas romance.


Title: The Bridge

Author: Karen Kingsbury

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This review is written in my own opinions and words.


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