Robert James Waller has a unique ability to use words in such a simple yet, profound way. I admire his talent. The Bridges of Madison County is a beautiful story about middle age romance, responsibility, and sacrifice. Set in The Heartland, Francisca, a european immigrant, struggles with the more sacrificial values of her adopted home. In this book the author creates passionate and complex characters in a tight manuscript without cheating the reader. Whether you have seen the movie or not, this is romance at its best.
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