Includes "The Beginning, " the bestselling eshort prequel to "The Bridge"
Number one "New York Times "bestselling author Karen Kingsbury delivers her biggest book yet with this heartwarming modern-day classic, an unforgettable love story set against the struggle of the American bookstore. 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. Sometimes when he's lonely he visits The Bridge--the oldest bookstore in historic downtown Franklin--and remembers the hours he and Molly once spent there.
For more than four decades, Charlie and Donna Barton have run The Bridge, providing customers with coffee, conversation, and shelves of classics--even through dismal sales and the rise of digital books. Then the hundred-year flood sweeps through Franklin and destroys everything. The bank is about to pull the store's lease when tragedy strikes. Now the question remains: Can two generations of readers rally together to save The Bridge? And is it possible that an unforgettable love might lead to the miracle of a second chance?