Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
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.
Karen never fails to deliver a heartwarming story and this one is no exception. Molly has a video taken by her beloved Ryan years ago that she watches every black Friday, it brings tears to her eyes and pain to her heart. She believes he is married with a family and living out his dreams while she still grieves what could've been since they left college.
Little does she know that Ryan believes she is married and running her father's corporation, a path her father had chosen for her. He often thinks about what might have been between them.
They are brought together when an old friend is unable to reopen his bookstore after a flood, the bookstore where Molly and Ryan spent countless hours.
What unfolds is a beautiful story of how they find each other again. Definitely worth the read! 5 out of 5 stars from me!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.