As Seen on Masterpiece™ on PBS®: Book 3 of the beloved Poldark series
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. Ross is brought to trial for his involvement, and despite their stormy marriage, Demelza tries to rally support for her husband, to save him and their family.
But there are enemies in plenty who would be happy to see Ross convicted, not the least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to destroy the Poldarks.
And into this setting, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza’s first son, is born...
The Poldark series is the masterwork of Winston Graham’s life work, evoking the period and people like only he can and creating a work of rich and poor, loss and love, that you will not soon forget.
Season 2 of Poldark premieres Sunday, September 25, 2016 on PBS.
I read this in 3 days. Winston Graham delivers another engaging story with new characters and already established ones with new plot lines and surprises. The only drawback was that the beginning was slow and drawn out, but once it picked up I couldn't put it down. Highly recommend.
A gripping story
From beginning to end, it is impossible to put this book down. Will Ross get convicted? How are the finances? Will Ross and Francis ever reconcile? Where does Elizabeth fit? This book provides some partial answers and then sets up more for the future. I have fallen in love with almost all the characters.