The Bridge

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 friend

  • Title: The Bridge
  • Author: Karen Kingsbury
  • ISBN: 9781451647013
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 foNumber 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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    1 thought on “The Bridge”

    1. If more questions had been asked, 7 years of heartbreak could have been prevented. Lol. This would make a cute Hallmark movie.

    2. Not my style of book, but I like the title. The concept was good. The reading of this book was in honor of all book stores may they always be there for us.

    3. This is my first time reading a Karen Kingsbury book. The story has its moving moments, but a better format for it would have been a direct-to-Hallmark Hall of Fame Christmas Movie. Nitpicky issues with it were that I didn't find it especially believable that Ryan would buy into Molly's father's story without questioning it, or that she would just let him walk away with seeking any closure. I also thought it was a stretch that 28-year-old Molly would be "too busy for facebook" (what child-free s [...]

    4. A Christmas romance about saving a bookstore set in Tennessee- sounds like a promising setup to me.I have been trying to familiarize myself with some of the bestselling authors that I've never read. The Bridge is written by inspirational author Karen Kingsbury. The basic plot follows: Molly Allen and Ryan Kelly are college friends with deep feelings for one another but never quite able to act on those emotions. The couple is reunited five years later with the purpose of saving The Bridge, the bo [...]

    5. 7 de 10*Parti para a leitura deste livro com expectativas elevadas, depois de ter lido vários comentários muito positivos sobre ele. Confesso que senti alguma estranheza, já que se trata de um livro com pouco mais de 200 páginas.Depois de um início que não me agarrou, o desenrolar da história foi tornando-o mais interessante até que o terminei de uma assentada só. No entanto, acho que o livro peca pelo pouco desenvolvimento, quer das personagens quer das situações. Com o tema escolhid [...]

    6. Karen KingsburyThe BridgeI received a copy of this book from NetGalley. It was a quick read, but not satisfying. This story is very similar to the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, broken dreams, despair, suicide attempt, regret, community support, and second chances. This storyline was interwoven with another storyline about lost love and second chances. It’s a sweet story with the underlying theme of second chances. However, the overall story was too simple and cursory. The author relied on fla [...]

    7. Summary:"The Bridge" is a typical Karen Kingsbury book. A heart warming story about the challenges, hope and second changes that comes with true love. The story tells of the forbidden love of two college students, as they still pine for one another seven years after they are separated. But this novel is also about "The Bridge", a small bookstore, and its owners. The owners, a husband and wife, unable to pay the rent, are on the brink of losing their store. ReviewThe novel takes place between Tha [...]

    8. I don't know why I read this. I don't know why I wanted to read this. Because, it sucked. It was an inspirational, first off. One of the genres I don't read. It was short. It was schmaltzy. The story was ludicrous. The owner of a bookstore can't find a way to make ends meet after a flood, so in a "It's a Wonderful Life" type storyline, he decides to off himself. Except, at the last minute, he doesn't want to die. So, he gets in the accident and winds up in a coma. Then, these two star-crossed lo [...]

    9. I liked this book so much I read it in one sitting! I liked how the author brought the past and the present together in this short but powerful book. This story reminds me of a Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas movie. Two people going different directions in their lives all because of a misunderstanding. This story takes place around the flooding that happened in Nashville. There are actually four main characters and the story centers on their lives. The title of the book leads you to believe this [...]

    10. Molly and Ryan met in college. The fell in love in a bookstore called The Bridge. There they meet the store owner Charlie Barton who has a huge heart and loves to give others the love of reading even if it means giving away the books he is selling for free. After a series of bad and unstoppable things happen in Charlie's life, five years later, the customers rally around Charlie and the Bridge. This book is all about second chances and faith and believing!This is my second book by Karen and it s [...]

    11. This was a sweet, quick read to go along with the holiday spirit of giving. If you have a love of books and reading, and of course a good love story, then you are sure to enjoy this one!

    12. The Bridge had been sitting on my TBR for quite a long time because I was kind of avoiding Karen Kingsbury novels (still annoyed with the way the Baxter/Flannigan series ended)but I finally got around to reading it and, while I didn't love The Bridge, it was better than I expected. The story was cute; and, even though some parts were hard to believe, I did overall like it. I loved the bookstore aspect and there were some moments of intense emotion. All in all, The Bridge was a good read. *I rece [...]

    13. My daughter has read a lot of books by Karen Kingsbury. My wife has read a lot of books by Karen Kingsbury. I looked up this book on and it received 3.99 stars. If a book is close to 4 stars or better it is usually a very good read.So I read this book. Well, that is several hours of my life that I cannot get back.Short summary: Ryan and Molly were QUITE THE PAIR five years ago. They are both alone and lonely now, although for some unknown reason BOTH THINK THE OTHER IS MARRIED, even though [spo [...]

    14. Do not pick up Karen Kingsbury's novel The Bridge unless you are willing to have your heart and emotions squeezed, wrung out and left to dry. And take the Kleenex box with you before you start. Coffee or Tea? Be prepared to drink them cold or lukewarm. My feelings went the whole spectrum from anxiety and despair all the way to joy and elation and everything in between. Of course, this is not at all unusual for the Queen of Sensitivity!Starting off with two college students, one quickly learns th [...]

    15. Loved this one by Karen Kingsbury, It was a short read but a wonderful christmas story. Sometimes the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroyBUT GOD comes to give us life more abundantly. Charlie Barton lost his bookstore in a flood and he also lost hope when he could not rebuild it and supply it. The enemy stepped in and tried to destroy him, But Charlie had faithful customers ( his bookstore family) who come through for him. And of course there is a love story involved between 2 of the customer [...]

    16. I honestly saw the movie first, and smiled, and cried. I love books, and bookstores. The love of books, is my nature, and this book really touched a note. It had tragedy, and love, friendship, and encouragement . It was all found at The Bridge, which is the name of the bookstore. It touched so many lives, and so did the owners, so when tragedy strikes it just shows what a community, that started in a bookstore twenty years earlier can do. I loved all the characters, and the story was wonderful.

    17. This book was so cute, but also heart-breaking at the same time! I love Karen Kingsbury, and this was another good from her! Now that I've read it, I can finally watch the Hallmark movie!

    18. A beautiful story of second chances, in more ways than the obvious ones. This story features a bookseller and his wife, and their belief in the power of God and books to help heal broken people. Books and God would be the bridge to their healing, and the bookstore was named The Bridge accordingly. The book contains Christian values, a clean romance, tragedy, heartbreak, and healing. It's a quick read, and worth an hour or two to pay homage to the miraculous healing faith in God, the love of comm [...]

    19. This is a lovely uplifting book that a friend recommended to me. I'm sure I'll pick it up again sometime-- it's cozy and quick-- just like a good Hallmark movie.

    20. I just finished reading, “The Bridge” by Karen Kingsbury. I have never read any of her books, even though I have seen her books throughout my work at the library, books sales and book stores. Knew she was a Christian writer. I did miss two bible book club meetings when her books were the discussion. I just happen to read something in either a magazine or on and it caught my eye. A romance book of lost, enduring and found love; weather devastation (thinking Hurricane Sandy!) and what really [...]

    21. Title: The BridgeAuthor: Karen Kingsbury Pages: 272Year: 2012Publisher: Howard The Bridge is a small town type story that involves a bookstore unique to the community of Franklin. It is located around other small town type shops where people don’t just purchase a book, but a place where hearts are touched. Charlie is the owner who has been running the store out of a home with history dating back to the Civil War. He furnishes it with shelves of books, a loft with a sofa and chair, and the cof [...]

    22. In the past few years, I have shied away from reading books by Karen Kingsbury. To me, it seems as though she has been churning out books left and right, which has left much to be desired in the content of her stories. But on a whim, I decided to give her latest book, The Bridge, a try after seeing it featured on the new releases shelf at my library. Honestly, I'm very glad that I did.I'm not sure why I connected so much with this particular story, but I think most of it had to do with the setti [...]

    23. "One last time he looked around the empty bookstore. Even now it was hard to look at it without seeing it the way it once was."Considering the site we are on currently, I think it is ok to assume everyone here loves books. Many of you also know the feeling of how crushing it is when your favorite book store closes. I was inconsolable when my local Borders location closed. I had been going there since I was a child and now it was just gone.The Bridge takes that heartbreak and blends it with other [...]

    24. For the first time in a long time I was disappointed in a book by Karen Kingsbury now to be fair I was a huge Baxter fan and maybe because this is different that was part of it but I doubt it. I raed a lot and I either like a book or I don't, I rarely compare them to others by the same author or other books in general. This book just didn't do it for me. I loved the concept and parts of it were very heartwarming but overall it was just ok. Who doesn't love a good bookstore and the history of thi [...]

    25. My mother has listened to this book twice in the last 4 days. I heard the ending the first time through, but didn't know the back story. Just knew the ending was great. I thought maybe I would put it on my "To Be Read" shelf, & get to it someday. She had a new book she was listening to & didn't like it. So, I asked if she wanted to listen to "The Bridge" again or she had other books she could listen to. She'd been thinking about "The Bridge" ever since she'd finished it. It's one of thos [...]

    26. Another Karen Kingsbury great. Although this is a short story, it is very impact full.Molly and Ryan met and fell in love in college. Their favorite hideaway was an old bookstore called The Bridge. As the story unfolds you see how many lives were impacted by this store. Thanks to Molly's dad their love was never able to go full circle. That is until 7 years later when once again they met due to the illness of the owner of The Bridge. Lesson learned is to never give up because you never know what [...]

    27. Muito bom!!É certo que a história poderia ter sido mais desenvolvida, mas adorei o tema: a fé em Deus, o amor e a amizade, o reconhecimento por quem faz o bem e as segundas oportunidades. Para além deste tema perfeito, temos como pano de fundo uma livraria, originando momentos de leitura deliciosos

    28. Extremely sappy and very formulaic. Of course, that is true of many books about Christmas, but this one was really hard to listen to as it was just so much like a soap opera. Disappointing. The first book by Karen Kingsbury I have ever read and I am not inclined to try another.

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