The Bridges of Madison County Book Review Summary

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Bridges of Madison County

Francesca Johnson, a farmer's wife, gave up all her girlhood dreams a long time ago to fit into her new life in a small Iowa town. Robert Kincaid, a photographer, is on a journey to look for covered bridges. Who knew that these two people were meant to be star crossed lovers?
This is a story of self discovery and the love that should have been. We all can relate to the novel, for everyone has had a deep romance that for one reason or another could never be. You will feel yourself jumping into the characters for a hard realization of the true powers of love.
The review of this Book prepared by Jessica

Robert Kinkaid falls in love with a married woman named Francesca Jhonson. The love affair ends with a good-bye. She stays with her family he goes.
The review of this Book prepared by emma star

A good story and an easy read. I read this book in one day although I was given the book to read and wasn't sure I would like it, I was surprised. This story touches on the lives of 3 people. A husband, a wife, and the man that drifted into town. It made me feel a range of emotions while reading this book; I got angry, smiled to myself, and cried and cried. This book isn't to deep, not a real thinker. A good beach book.
The review of this Book prepared by Darcey

Please enter the number 42 plus two in the right box.

Chapter Analysis of The Bridges of Madison County

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   seduction of someone else's wife

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   journalist Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confused Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

Books with storylines, themes & endings like The Bridges of Madison County

Robert James Waller Books Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian