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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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The Bridge
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The Bridge
July 9th, 2014
What a wonderful book. The detail on how it changes everyone's lives is amazing. Karen is one of my best authors.
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January 23rd, 2014
I am impressed with how the reader bonds with the characters in this lovely shorter than usual story. Reminds us that God is a God of miracles and second chances :)
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Another great read
December 26th, 2013
Another great read from my favorite author. Thanks Karen for allowing God to use you to bring hours of entertainment to the world.
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October 4th, 2013
Loved this book! What a wonderful way to curl up on a cold, winter's night at Christmas with such a heart warming story!
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The Bridge
March 7th, 2013
INCREDIBLE!!!! Absolutely wonderful writing and storytelling! I have yet to read such an awe-inspiring and heart-moving, soul-stirring piece of work! Exceptional in all it's aspects of our humanity and humility. We serve an awesome God and His work is obvious in your's and your family's life, Karen Kingsbury; may God continue to bless you and keep you in His grace and favor, now and eternally! Everything about this story spoke to me! Thank you Karen, and thank God for you! I've been blessed! ! JESUS LIVES !
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