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The Bridge

The Bridge

A Novel

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  • bestseller
Kelly 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.
Kade lives in Franklin again after several years in Kentucky and a broken engagement. At least in Franklin he can visit The Bridge - the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin - and remember the long hours he and Kelly once spent there.
Now, though, the bookstore is in financial trouble and with the bank pulling the lease and about to take the owner's house he is forced to consider suicide. But before he can decide, a terrible tragedy occurs…
Then suddenly, in the face of adversity, miracles begin to unfold.
  • Howard Books | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476748658 | 
  • December 2015
List Price $14.99
Ships on or around December 1, 2015

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The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury

The story of two couples changed by the sort of miracle that can only happen at Christmas - the miracle of a second chance.

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The Bridge includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Karen Kingsbury. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Introduction

Molly Allen lives in Portland, but her heart is in Franklin, Tennessee—where she walked away from Ryan Kelly, a man she cannot forget. 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 Franklin, Tennessee with coffee, conversation, and shelves of good books. But when a flood tears through Franklin, destroying every book in The Bridge, the bank threatens to pull the lease on the store and claim the Barton’s house. Despondent, Charlie considers ending his life. And in the face of tragedy, miracles unfold.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. The Bridge is told from multiple points of view in alternating chapters, allowing readers to hear from Molly, Ryan, Charlie, and Donna. How might the story be different if The Bridge was only told from by Molly’s perspective? Or from Charlie’s? Were you drawn to any one, particular character’s story?

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About the Author

Karen Kingsbury
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Karen Kingsbury

#1 New York Times bestselling novelist Karen Kingsbury is America’s favorite inspirational storyteller, with more than 20 million copies of her award-winning books in print. Her last dozen titles have topped bestseller charts and many of her novels are under development with Hallmark Films and as major motion pictures. Karen is also host of a national music-format radio program, “The Karen Kingsbury Show” where she tells stories between the songs. She lives in Tennessee with her husband Don and their five sons, three of whom are adopted from Haiti. Their actress daughter Kelsey lives nearby and is married to Christian recording artist Kyle Kupecky.

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