A Novel of Cornwall, 1790-1791
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The gripping third book of historical fiction in the Poldark Saga following a family of revolutionary characters through romance, struggle, and the promise of new life.
Revolutionary war veteran Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life in this third novel of the Poldark Saga. Reeling from the tragic death of a loved one, Poldark vents his grief by urging impoverished locals to salvage the contents of a ship run aground in a storm—an act that demands death by hanging in the eyes of British law.
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 least of which is George Warleggan, the powerful banker whose personal rivalry with Ross grows ever more intense and threatens to completely destroy the Poldarks.
And into this turbulent family saga, Jeremy Poldark, Ross and Demelza's first son, is born...
The Poldark series is Winston Graham's masterwork, evoking the historical period and characters like only he can and creating an engrossing romance of rich and poor, loss and love, sure to engage fans of Downton Abbey and Outlander.
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.