The Bridges of Madison County

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It's been a while since I last did a book review so it's about time I bring them back! Mostly because it means I sometimes forget what I have read...

When I read, I tend to stick to the same genres, most generally Fantasy and Science Fiction with the off YA thrown in occasionally. Last year my grandparents came down from Scotland and we went shopping to find a copy if a specific book as a present for someone. As the title suggests, it was The Bridges of Madison County. It turns out that this is a bit of a family favourite so in order to see why I got it on my Kindle. Its one of the best decisions I have made in terms of books for a long time.

The Bridges of Madison County is centred around two characters and their four day romance that would change their lives forever. A take of one of 'the last cowboys' and a farmers wife.

I don't really like romance tales. I barely read them and unless there happens to be a touch of romance in one of the fantasy books, I tend to ignore them. But this was different. When we realise from the very beginning that these two people only have four days together, I felt automatically engaged and sympathising with the characters even though I hadn't really met them yet.

If I could describe this book in one word it would be 'wonderful' without a shadow of a doubt. The fact that there are only two characters throughout the story and an ended that's so sad yet happy will make you want to read it over and over again. There are so few books that will truly grip you from the very first chapter so when you do find one it's like you're finally experiencing a thrill that is lacking from other books you may have read recently.

If you're like me and don't like romance novels normally, this would be one for you. It's far from chick-lit and far from those typical romance books you normally find in your local charity shop. Give it a go and see what I mean.

What's your favourite book of 2015?


  1. This is one of my all time favourite books and I don't like romance novels either! I think its just so stunningly written and so poignant. It's just a stunning book.

    1. It is absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad I read it at last.


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