The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller

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  1. Emma B. Says:

    Summary: Francesca Johnson lives a simple and repetitive life as a farm wife in Iowa and often dreams of her childhood life in Italy. Robert Kincaid is a mysterious and worldly National Geographic photographer from Bellingham, Washington. Their paths cross one summer afternoon when Francesca’s family is away at the state fair for three days and Robert is in Madison County photographing bridges. He stops at Francesca’s farm to ask for directions to a particular bridge and Francesca can’t help but fall in love with his free spirit and spontaneity. After a full three days of paradise and love, Francesca is faced with the decision between leaving her children or spending her life with the her true love. “The Bridges of Madison County” is filled with surprise, love, smiles and tears.

    Evaluation: I really enjoyed this book. It was not easy to predict which made the story even better and made me want to keep reading. I also liked that Robert Kincaid was from Bellingham because it made me able to relate to him. Even though the plot didn’t include heroes or fighting or fantasy, it had real life decisions that people make which made the book very sad and meaningful. For people who like to read realistic fiction and love stories with a sweet and sour twist, this book is an excellent and quick read.

    Rating: 5/5

    Recommendations: Juliet, The Help, The Secret Life of Bees, The Glass Castle, The Notebook

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