Friday, October 26, 2012
Book Review #1342
The Bridge by Karen Kingsbury
Rating: two stars (out of four)
I was intrigued by this book's premise. What avid reader wouldn't want to read about a bookstore on the brink of demise and the characters surrounding it? I thought Kingsbury did an excellent job of getting inside each character's head and showing their perspective. The people were well-rounded and I found myself liking them and wanting to see how things would turn out for them.
The conflict between Molly and Ryan was well done. As the reader, I saw most of the pieces, but the characters didn't get to see all the circumstances and that kept me going because I wanted to know the resolution. I didn't care for the older couple running the bookstore as much though. I really liked their history, but for some reason, I didn't click with them as well. The entire story felt a little short - but if you're looking for a quick read with a seasonal message this will probably do the trick. For my part, it wasn't my favorite book. It had nice elements, but it wasn't something that made me want to go out and buy all of Kingsbury's other novels. I might recommend if you were already a fan of this genre.
*I received a free ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion of the book.