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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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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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