The Bridge

The Bridge

Large Print - 2012
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A New York Times Bestselling Author -- The bestselling author of Learning and Leaving shares a heartwarming Christmas story about a devastating flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but her heart is in Franklin, Tennessee, with a man she cannot forget. Back in Franklin, Ryan Kelly frequents The Bridge, remembering the hours spent with Molly in their favorite bookstore. Now, after thirty years of providing the community with coffee, conversation, and good books, owners Charlie and Donna Barton cannot recover from a devastating flood. But in the face of tragedy, miracles begin to unfold.
Publisher: Detroit : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781410452498
Branch Call Number: Large Print KIN
Characteristics: 325 pages (large print) ;,23 cm.

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pp47
Dec 26, 2016

REALLY ENJOYED. WILL READ MORE OF HER INSPIRING BOOKS!!

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LAS1961
Jul 13, 2016

I loved "The Bridge" it tugged at my heart strings, Could read it over and over again.

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Christinker16
Jun 22, 2015

one of my favorites!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Although not the season for a Christmas story, I selected this book from last year's book sale and only now picked it up to read. It was labeled Christian fiction and it certainly fits this description as God's blessing, mercy, and grace are ultimately revealed to characters within this story. This book weaves together two stories. The first is about a couple who own and operate a bookstore in Tennessee. They have passionately served their community and love bringing people together to share their love of books and reading, even offering books for free. Sadly they endure a catastrophic flood that destroys their store. Further tragedy befalls them and it seems that their hardships will devastate them. The second story is about Ryan Kelly and Molly Allen. Ryan, a former, loyal customer of "The Bridge", hears of the circumstances of the Bertons and begins a campaign to restore the shop. Molly also returns to town and although Ryan and Molly met at the bookstore and fell deeply in love, they went on with their lives separately without ever recapturing the extraordinary connection they shared. This book is about recovering love, second chances, and keeping faith. It's a sweet story, fast read, and delivers a lovely, heartwarming message."

Chermann Jun 26, 2014

I loved the book and I want to read more of her novels.

kimrae Jan 13, 2014

A nice read, but I agree it could have been shorter. First time reading Karen Kingsbury and enjoyed her style.

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theprincess
Oct 26, 2013

I enjoyed reading this story, however it could have been shorter. There was a lot of description. Didn't feel that I have to finish it but I did any way.

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clazaruk
Mar 11, 2013

This was a relatively short book, but could have been a lot shorter based on the actual substance. It was predictable, drawn out, and fairly one-dimensional. Not my favorite from Kingsbury, whom I usually really enjoy.

branch_reviews Feb 02, 2013

A hundred-year-flood destroys Franklin’s oldest bookstore, The Bridge. The owners Charlie and Donna Barton have made this bookstore and their customers their family over the years. Charlie has really helped several people. Long lost lovers are reunited when Ryan Kelly hears of the terrible state Charlie is in after an accident. Through social media, Molly Allen comes to help the town people’s effort. This book is about second chances for a book store and for a love affair. Excellent read. Reviewed by CP

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gracefulone
Dec 04, 2012

A really sweet novel. I enjoyed it.

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