In the first novel in Winston Graham’s hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.
Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming,
gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an
unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and
generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a
story you will never forget.@goodreads
Some of my friends in two different groups I'm in started reading this
series so I thought, let me watch a little bit of the show on Amazon
Prime. Um, yeah, then I decided I needed all of the books even though
there is something going to happen that I didn't like but let the
pictures do the talking =)
*******LET ME JUST SAY THERE WILL BE SPOILERS*******
so we have the beautiful Ross Poldark going off off to war thinking he
would be coming home to his wonderful Elizabeth that he had fell in love
no. Ross comes back 2 years later to his cousin, Francis, marrying his
wonderful Elizabeth. Happy day to you dear, Ross. All is fair in love
and war, right? < --- I can't believe I just said that!
on. So Ross then has to work himself to the bone to get Nampara back to
rights. His father died not long ago and the keepers, Jud and Prudie,
let it go to hell in a handbasket!
I loved these two though, they are so freaking funny!
then Ross happens to be in town one day with Jud buying some livestock
for the home when he spies some street urchin fighting with some boys
over a dog. They were going to do bad things. The only thing I don't
like about these books is a few bad things they do to animals. They can
kiss my arse! And Demelza feels the same, so there.
we have the beautiful, Demelza, playing a boy but is really a beautiful
warm soul underneath. Her and her dog Garrick. Okay, so she can hold
her own in a brawl as best she can and says whatever she feels but
that's the way it should be!
Ross is starting to looking into
going into partnership in a mine. He doesn't really want to bother with
his own for reasons. But, we get the beginning of what could be
something started with the Wheel Leisure mine.
There are a lot of different things going on in the book but I believe I have rambled forever and a day!
Let me just add that some things turn around for Ross and Demelza. He starts to notice her among other things.
then they get married, yes married. And I love Ross cousin, Verity. She
is so sweet and she tries to help tame Demelza and becomes a most
cherished of friends.
I love this book, I love the tv show and I
do believe I will love the rest with the exception of one thing I know
that's going to happen and will make me want to beat the living you know
what out of Ross. That's all I'm saying.
Team Demelza all the way! ♥