Ross Poldark by Winston Graham

July 28, 2015 Whitney Review 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ross Poldark by Winston GrahamRoss Poldark by Winston Graham
Series: Poldark #1
Published by Sourcebooks Landmark on June 9, 2015
Genres: Historical Fiction
Source: Netgalley

Book 1 of the beloved Poldark novels • A forthcoming major new series on Masterpiece™ on PBS®

The enthralling first book behind Poldark, the major new TV series from Masterpiece on PBS...

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.


Sadly, when I hear the name Ross I automatically think of Friends Ross Geller.  Poor pathetic Ross who for ten years pines over Rachel.  Ross Poldark by Winston Graham could have easily fallen into this mold, pining for Elizabeth for the next ten books.  Fortunately we are spared.

I am a sucker for melodrama, especially in the form of tv.  This has made it so difficult to stay away from the PBS series to keep myself out of the know.  With love, rivalry, and class struggle this was a recipe of perfection.  As engrossing as the storyline was, I liked the attention to detail Graham provided even more.  I could vividly picture Ross and  Rachel Demelza.    Also, the scenery was something to salivate over.  Winston Graham provides a good solid story.  The characters who count scream to have their stories be told.

Overall, Poldark is the beginning of an interesting Odyssey of a series and look forward to reading the rest of the Poldark saga.


Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes

In celebration of the re-release of Ross Poldark and Demelza, Sourcebooks Landmark is offering three chances to win copies of the books or a grand prize, an Anglophile-themed gift package.

Two lucky winners will each receive one trade paperback copy of Ross Poldark and Demelza, and one grand prize winner will receive a prize package containing the following items:

  • (1) DVD of season one of Poldark
  • (2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
  • (1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothers
  • (1) London Telephone Box Tin of Ahmad English Breakfast Tea
  • (1) Jar of Mrs. Bridges Marmalade
  • (1) Package of Duchy Originals Organic Oaten Biscuits
  • (2) Packets of Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds by Renee’s Garden Heirloom (1) Trade Paperback Copy of Ross Poldark & Demelza, by Winston Graham

To enter the giveaway contest simply leave a comment on any or all of the blog stops on the Ross Poldark Blog Tour starting July 06, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, August 10, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the entrants and announced on the Buzz at Sourcebooks blog on August 13, 2015. Winners have until August 20, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to US residents and the prizes will be shipped to US addresses. Good luck to all!


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