The Bridge, Part I (2015)

Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge, PART 1 – Hallmark Channel Original Movie.

Original Air Date: December 6, 2015

Don’t miss the sweeping tale of Molly Callens and Ryan Kelly, two young students who share a profound friendship their first semester in college, a time that becomes the defining moment of their lives. At their favorite bookstore and coffee shop, The Bridge, they spend countless hours studying and inspiring the other to dream their 10-year goal. They bond with the owners of The Bridge, Charlie and Donna Barton, a couple who designed the bookstore as a place where people can connect and be part of an extended family. Can Molly and Ryan’s unspoken love and future dreams survive the expectations of others as to what their lives should ultimately be?

PLOT:
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 love that 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?

CLICK HERE to see INTERVIEW with author Karen Kingsbury on her Christmas Movie... where she shares insights into the inspiration of the story, behind the scenes stuff, and more!

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