I'm sorry Margo Hammond didn't like The Bridges of Madison County. From taking a very informal poll, I'm convinced that most younger and/or practical minded readers don't, where older and/or romantic types do. My generation lived and thrived on romance, an essential element of which is obstacle and difficulty, maybe even impossibility of achieving a happy ending to the love affair. Since the '60s, almost any attraction has been consummated, sooner rather than later, and romance can't survive in such a permissive culture.
Mim Anne Houk, Clearwater