I received a copy of The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Molly Allen lives alone in Portland, but her heart is back in Franklin,
Tennessee, where five years ago she walked away from a man she cannot forget, a
rare sort of love she hasn't found since.
Ryan Kelly lives in Franklin
and spends plenty of time at The Bridge-the oldest bookstore in historic
downtown Franklin-remembering the long hours he and Kelly once spent
Now, Ryan and Molly's favorite bookstore is in trouble. 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 eBooks. Then in May a flood tore
through Franklin and destroyed nearly every book in the store. By Christmastime,
the bank threatens to pull the lease on The Bridge and is about to take the
Bartons' house as well. Despondent, Charlie considers ending his life. And in
the face of tragedy, miracles begin to unfold.
This is a great book! I hadn't read any of Karen Kingsbury's books before and I think I'll be ready more of them now. The story shows how much one person can impact the lives of others. The way everyone comes together to help get The Bridge back in business helps me remember all the good in the world.