Thursday, July 16, 2015

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

Ross Poldark
A Novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787
by Winston Graham

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Just released: June 9, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark; Reprint edition
Genre: England, Historical, Romance
Paperback: 400 pages
Rating: 5

Poldark series (in reprint):
Ross Poldark
Jeremy Poldark - coming in July 24, 2015

First sentence(s):
Joshua Poldark died in March 1783. In February of that year, feeling that his tenure was becoming short, he sent for this brother from Trenwith.

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.

My two-bits:

I found it just as exciting to read the book as watching the tv series.

The story has a classic historic period piece vibe which got me in the mood for some cozy reading.

From the beginning this tale draws you into its world and drama of the Poldark family and the people who revolve around them. The family and land history are rich with details to better immerse into this series.

Each character is colorful and fleshed out well enough to pick out the baddies from the favorites.

I enjoyed just being in the culture of the times which dictated the interactions and drama.

About the author:
Winston Graham is the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the O.B.E.


* check out the tie-in, Poldark, Masterpiece PBS 7-part special tv series (details)

* added this to my Books On The Nightstand Bingo challenge (details) - square: Published before 1970

* added to my COYER challenge/scavenger hunt (details)

* part of my Armchair Summer Travel (details) - check it out to enter Armchair Summer Travel Book Box Giveaway

* review copy and giveaway courtesy of book tour - check out the other stops here for more details on this book and goodies.


  1. I am enjoying the Masterpiece series! I would love to read these books.

  2. Loving the new Masterpiece series and hope to read the books soon too! These new editions are lovely!

  3. i have beed enjoying watching poldark every sunday im so inlove with both the main actors they are such good actors ross and demelza denise smith

  4. I am loving the tv series so far and can't wait to begin reading the book series!

  5. I'm really enjoying the TV series and will definitely read the book series once the show is over. Thanks for being part of the tour and offering this giveaway!

  6. So I just finished Book 1, after I binged on the 8 episodes. I actually prefer the show, for a change, over the book!

  7. I still need to watch the series, but I had a really good time reading the first book. I can't wait to pick up book two.

    Glad you enjoyed it!

  8. I can't believe I didn't know about the series! The giveaway sounds great, thanks!

  9. I'm loving the series so much that I bought the older version to watch, as well. Can't wait to read the books. Thanks for joining the giveaway!

  10. I love historical romance and Ross Poldark sounds like a strong, loyal leading man. Looking forward to watching the series and reading the series.

  11. I love historical romance and Ross Poldark sounds like a strong, loyal leading man. Looking forward to watching the series and reading the series.

  12. I too have been watching the new show and am enjoying it but would like to read the books as well.

  13. An amazing series. Love Aiden Quinn as Poldark. Would love to win these books. Thanks for the post.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  14. thank you for mentioning your other posts as well

  15. I am loving this series and would love to read the books as well. Thank you for hosting in the giveaway!

  16. Loving this Poldark! Have read the first two books on my Kindle but would love to have printed copies! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  17. The book sounds really good and historical. :)

  18. Love your short reviews! I saw that you're on the tour three times. Is that right? Very cool! I'll have to find the other one! :) Thanks for the review!

  19. Such a great show! Really want to read the first two books it's based on now! Thanks for posting this great giveaway!

  20. I adore this show! I'm totally hooked. Would love to read the books. I'd never heard of them until now.
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  21. my daughter & I love Sunday nights watching PBS, this show is amazing and we look forward to next season-it can't come soon enough!


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