Friday, October 26, 2012

The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury + Giveaway

About the Book:

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 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:

4 Stars

What a sweet and simple Christmas book from beloved bestseller Karen Kingsbury. The Bridge will remind you that miracles are possible and that there is still hope in the world. This is a great book to read this Christmas season and really throughout the year. It is nice how it is short and great for those so busy that longer books just never seem to get finished.

This book in many ways is a lot different than her normal full length novels as it is much simpler and sweeter. But, those that love Karen Kingsbury will still find joy in this book and will want to add it to their collection.

I really enjoyed reading the back story of Ryan and Molly and seeing where their lives went and how The Bridge bookstore brought them back together. I will admit reading about the bookstore made me wish we still had more of these small town bookstores that bring the community together and a place to share the love of books, both old and new.

Make sure you add this book to your reading list and enjoy in this story.

*I received this book through Howard Books for the purpose of this review. Thank you!

 Giveaway info:

1. Must live in US.
2. Leave a comment with your e-mail address.
3. Ends Tuesday,  October 30th!


  1. Great review! I'd love to win. Thanks for giving away a copy!


  2. Thanks for your review. I love Karen's books! The Bridge is on my list of must reads! Thank you for this great giveaway!


  3. This does sound like a good book to read for Christmas.
    Love to be a winner.

  4. Hey Jen! Great review, sounds like the perfect Christmas read :) Thanks for the giveaway, blessings!

  5. I love Karen Kingsbury and love Christmas stories. I have a special Christmas to-read list and The Bridge is on it. Would love to win this book.


  6. Great review! This sounds like a great Christmas read that I'd love to get my hands on!


  7. Sounds like a wonderful book and as always I know I won't be disappointed with Karen Kingsbury.

  8. Sounds like a adorable book thanks for the giveaway!

  9. This one looks really cute! :)

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  10. The Bridge sounds like a sweet read. :) Thanks for your review and the giveaway!

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  11. Great review. The books sounds great!

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  12. I really want to read this one. I've seen several reviews and all are positive. Books and Christmas. It can't get much better than that. Thanks for offering it as a giveaway!


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  13. Enter me please

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  14. Christmas book! I would like to be added for the drawing, please. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  15. I need to read a Karen Kingsbury book and The Bridge sounds like a perfect book to start with. Add me please!
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  16. I would love to win this book! It looks fantastic! Thanks! makeighleekyleigh at

  17. Thanks for the give away - I enjoy Karen Kingsbury
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  18. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I know Karen has a lot of books out there, but I've only read a few of them. Would love to add this one to my collection!


  19. I would love to win this book.Thanks for the chance and the great

  20. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story ;)

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  21. This sounds like a great story!
    Thank you for giving a copy away.