Summary: 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.
As I hoped, I enjoyed the book just as much, if not more than the Masterpiece series! Of course there are differences, but over all I think the show stayed true in much of the story. I enjoy getting the full story though, and plan to continue enjoying both. While I love Ross, I feel that his relationship with Verity, and later Dememlza are what make this story. Not only does it show him to be a gentleman, but it also shows that he is willing to make unpopular decisions, and that he often puts others before himself. I also enjoyed seeing Verity find a friend in Dememlza. I can’t wait to see what happens next!