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The Bridges Of Madison County [Kindle Edition]

Robert James Waller
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

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"A hauntingly understated love story, set in small town America, that stays with you long after you've reluctantly finished reading the final page" (Terence Stamp)

"We all dream of the chance meeting, that moment when we feel we are really living. Waller shows us that it can happen, with compelling assurance" (Sunday Telegraph)

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A man. A woman. The heat of an Iowa summer. And the brief encounter whose passion will last a lifetime.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 373 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital; New Ed edition (30 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GUOKF4G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #17,659 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ageless grown up love story 19 Feb 2010
By Mr. R. N. Lock VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is a grown up love story that is touching and passionate. It's a 4 day love affair of a photographer and housewife that complete each other. It's a small book with a powerful theme and the ending will tug at the hardest of hearts. I loved this simple, but profound story. It's a special book that deserves recognition for its beauty.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a book you wont be able to put down. 31 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I have read this book twice and am now about to read it for the third time.It is the only book that I have read straight through in one day.It is impossible to put it down once you have started it.It is about special love,once in a lifetime love.Love that binds two people throughout their lives even when they cant be together. If you have been fortunate enough to have met your soul mate you will definately be able to relate to this story,and if you havent,it will help you to know what having a soul mate means and how unbreakable real love is.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Such a touching,poignant story. I have read it over and over again, but daren't any more as it makes me cry without fail, each time I do! As a test, I lent it to my hard-hearted cousin who is interested only in Kung-Fu, just to see whether it was me or just such a beautiful story...and my cousin confessed she too had cried. A haunting, beautiful story- what we all dream about...that elusive person who completes us...and the sacrifice we have the strength to make because we are whole after having known them, knowing that nothing can take away that feeling. Positively beautiful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very poignant, but not for everyone 20 Jun 2012
By Jen @ Reading Lark VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
This is an absolute must read for me; be warned though, as I feel this is a well established story due to the movie, I am not going to worry about potential spoilers in this review.

I read the whole thing in just over 2 hours and completely cried my heart out; big, ugly tears - and I am NOT a crier generally. There's this sensation I get when I read a really captivating romance, kind of like I'm underwater and slightly disconnected from the world around me. I hope others get the same thing, but my goodness - I felt like that here, more than I have in a long time. My heart was beating loudly the whole time. I started out knowing the basic premise - this is a 'two ships passing' kind of a story. I know my Mom loves it, and always cries at it, and to be honest, I thought it was probably a load of rubbish. As it was only a very short book, I figured I'd read it before giving her the book - like many she has only ever watched the movie and didn't realize there was a book.

I am so glad I did take the time to read it. I found the story to be quite profound and beautifully written. The fact that it is all based in adultery actually never bothered me, which I find surprising as I really disapprove of that. I think it was because I felt strongly that Francesca was not a woman in her own right, and that her family had reduced her to a functionary position, so when someone came along who saw her, I wanted her to break free. Cynics would say that Robert could have been doing exactly the same thing with women all over the world, but I believe the evidence says not.

What really got me, I think, is the authors note at the beginning, explaining that the book is based on a true story... this actually happened.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This has to be one of the most touching and romantic tales ever told. A story of two middle aged people who found each other one warm summer night, who spent the rest of their lives remembering and regretting not taking their chance. This is certainly not a fairytale but a heartbreaking story of once in a lifetime love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Straight to the Heart 12 May 2000
Format:Audio Cassette
This book touched me like no other before. I have re-read it and it's just as good 2nd time around. RJW paints such a vivid picture of this truly beautiful love story. I'm just sorry it had to end.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the bridges of madison county 23 Feb 2012
By tracey
Format:Hardcover
what a superb book, enjoyed of start to finish would recommend any body to read it also found it quite weepy towards the end, i bet there's quite a lot of women feel like francesca did.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Positively Breathtaking Get-Away 27 April 2004
Format:Paperback
I would give this book 20 stars if I could. Gosh, what can I say aboutthis story except that it is the most beautiful love story I believe I'veever read. It exhibits the utmost tenderness between two people. Thestory of Robert Kincaid and Franchesca Johnson is that once-in-a-lifetimekind of bonding. The movie was an absolute tear-jerker. It is definitelya womens film. I will recommend this novel and the movie to everyone Iknow. Thank you Mr. Waller, for the ultimate romance.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Start to finish in one day
Could not put this down. Was chosen in a Book Group and I didn't fancy it at all but I absolutely loved it.
Published 19 hours ago by Mrs T. Williamson
3.0 out of 5 stars longed for book
enjoyed the book but i was spoilt in that i watched the film first and that was a big weepy loved it the book was o k wish i had read first
Published 21 days ago by mrs j appleby
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bridges of Madison County.
I don't rate romance very highly in my choice of reading but this book is a wonderful exception.
If you do not want to read slush, but a book of depth and beauty which has... Read more
Published 1 month ago by bibs
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read in a long time
This is a beautifully told story about two people who meet quite by accident and are instantly drawn to each other, falling utterly in love with one another. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful
If you are looking to have your heart strings pulled and stretched and pulled some more then read this. It is a story of raw emotion which will grip you and make you feel. Read more
Published 2 months ago by l18nne
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fantasic read!!!
What a beautiful story, the characters were just brought to life & I will definitely be reading it again & again!

I think you'll love it as much as me! Read more
Published 2 months ago by caroline davies
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bridges of Madison County
What a brilliant book ,totally enjoyed the film as well, very emotional read ,makes you think the sacrifices some people do by putting the happiness of others before their own... Read more
Published 2 months ago by crazymomma
3.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointed!
Expected to get more from the book than the movie as is usually he case. But this was like reading the movie script.
Published 2 months ago by Minu Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars THE most romantic book ever written . . . .
This was a copy bought for a friend. I have read it many many times and cry every time - not out of sadness, but from the sheer wonder at how the book is written and the emotions... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Scorpio939
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift
All fantastic - thank you - a great read and a perfect Christmas present. My aunt who I gave it to, loved the large print too.
Published 3 months ago by Fi Jones
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