On Sale: October 23, 2012
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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
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
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
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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