The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury {Book Review}

~ Description 

A 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.

~ My Review 

Ahh, this book takes the cake for "most adorable chance-meeting/re-connect-years-later romance." Molly and Ryan are the definition of legit cuteness. And Charlie and Donna and The Bridge and everyone else... I just can't describe how much I adore this story.

So yes, this book is fabulous. A bit different from the movie (and don't even ask me to choose between the book or movie), but still really good. Loved the story of second chances. <3

Five copies of Jane Eyre out of five! 

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  1. This looks like a good one! I don't think I have watched the movie either...

  2. This is sitting out in my room just waiting for me to pick up! I so totally want to read it even if I don't get to it until after Christmas. :)
    I guess I don't remember a ton of the story from the movie but when you said it's a chance-meeting/re-connect-years-later romance, well, that's just too cute! :)

    1. *grins* You totally need to read it! And reading it after Christmas would be fine, since it's not solely a Christmas story. ;)
      YES!! Gracious, it's so sweet. And the bookstore theme! <3


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