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The Bridge - A Novel

Karen Kingsbury

The New York Times bestselling author of Learning and Leaving shares a heartwarming Christmas story about a devastating flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. 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 there. 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.

The New York Times bestselling author of Learning and Leaving shares a heartwarming Christmas story about a devastating flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. 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 there. 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.
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The New York Times bestselling author of Learning and Leaving shares a heartwarming Christmas story about a devastating flood, lost love, and the beauty of enduring friendships. 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 there. 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

January LaVoy

Length:

4h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:45

Introduction
Introduction

00:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:40


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

11:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:54


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:10


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:50


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:07