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The story starts off when…Ross Poldark returns from the American War of Independence back to England to find his life as knew it, completely turned upside down…
I’d highly recommend this book series to readers who LOVE historical fiction, and a good romance!
The Poldark Books
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
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.
Demelza by Winston Graham
In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love.
Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham
Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark series. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Captain Poldark vents his grief by inciting impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm-an act for which British law proscribes death by hanging.
Warleggan by Winston Graham
When Ross plunges into a highly speculative mining venture, he risks not only his family’s financial security but also his already-turbulent marriage. When his old flame Elizabeth re-enters his life, Ross is tested like never before. But soon, his wife Demelza retaliates, becoming dangerously involved with a handsome Scottish cavalry officer of her own.
The Black Moon by Winston Graham
When Ross Poldark’s former beloved gives birth to a son—with his enemy George Warleggan—Ross must face the pain of losing her all over again. But soon they discover her cousin has fallen in love with Ross’s brother-in-law, and the two families become entangled in surprising new ways.
The Four Swans by Winston Graham
Just when Ross Poldark, now something of a war hero, seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, he must confront a new dilemma: the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer with his wife Demelza. And it soon becomes evident that Demelza is not the only woman close to him whose life is in turmoil.
The Angry Tide by Winston Graham
Cornwall, towards the end of the 18th century. Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament – his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares – as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza’s brother.
The Stranger From The Sea by Winston Graham
Cornwall 1810. The Poldark family awaits the return of Ross from his mission to Wellington’s army in Portugal. But their ordered existence ends with Jeremy Poldark’s dramatic rescue of the stranger from the sea. Stephen Carrington’s arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives.
The Miller’s Dance by Winston Graham
Cornwall 1812. At Nampara, the Poldark family finds the new year brings involvement in more than one unexpected venture. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising – and worrying – news. And Clowance, newly returned from her London triumphs, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings not only happiness but heartache.
The Loving Cup by Winston Graham
A silver cup lies half-forgotten in a dank cave, amongst a pile of stolen goods. Yet the tiny vessel and its inscription Amor gignit amorem haunts the lives of the still-feuding Poldark and Warleggan families, as Ross, Demelza and the ambitious and powerful Sir George Warleggan watch their children make the decisions that will shape their destinies.
The Twisted Sword by Winston Graham
Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons – and travel to Paris with his family, as an ‘observer’ of the French armed forces.
Bella Poldark by Winston Graham
Cornwall 1818. We continue the tale of Ross and Demelza; of the wayward Valentine Warleggan, whose existence keeps open the old wounds of the feud between Ross and George; of Bella, the Poldarks’ youngest daughter, whose precocious talent as a singer is encouraged by her old flame, Christopher Havergal.
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