Kingsbury, Karen. The Bridge. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012.
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Publisher's Book Description:
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
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.
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
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.
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
is a love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore, a love story you will never forget.
Publisher's Book Page: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Bridge/Karen-Kingsbury/9781451647013
Author's Web Site: http://www.karenkingsbury.com/