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From number-one New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury comes this prequel to her upcoming novel The Bridge, shedding light on the love story behind the bookstore and how it came to be a place of hope and encouragement.

©2012 Karen Kingsbury (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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  • Georgia Gray
  • 29-07-21

Great Reminder to Follow Your Heart's Lead

I listened to this prequel after watching Hallmark's 2 part movie based on the book "The Bridge". The movie was so good, I had to listen to the book. This prequel is an excellent intro! The story is a reminder of how important it is to follow your heart's path that will lead you to the fruition of realizing your dreams. I highly recommend the movie & this prequel, and I can't wait to listen to the book.

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  • Gr8ful Lady
  • 22-01-20

Short & Lovely

Having experienced their own tragedy, Charles and Donna decide they want to do something to help other hurting people to get over their own hurts. The couple opens a bookstore, The Bridge. They envision the power of stories helping others to heal from their own sorrows. Sure enough, a few books in, one of their customers (turned friend) is struck by a line from "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott, "Love is the only thing that we cam carry with us when we go, and it makes the end so easy. " This was the sentence that helped her heal. (Lovely sentence and sentiment, if I do say so myself.)

Bonus: you get the first chapter of The Bridge as well. Wonderful...real life situations, hurt, pain, love and healing.

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  • Cathy Mizer
  • 23-04-18

A fun short story

I sat down for a break to check my email and noticed this in my Amazon books. I have "The Bridge" so I sat down to find out what this short story. Long story, I couldn't put it down. A nice break.