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Cornwall, 1790. Ross Poldark faces the darkest hour of his life. He is to stand trial for the wrecking of two ships. Despite their stormy married life, Demelza has tried to rally support for her husband. But Ross Poldark has many powerful enemies....

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Number of Pages : 344 Pages
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Jeremy Poldark Reviews

  • ``Laurie Henderson
    2019-04-17 11:05

    I found the third book in the Poldark series as enthralling as ever and I highly recommend this series. Can't wait for the PBS miniseries "Poldark" to begin at the end of June either. Ross and Demelza are experiencing tough financial times thanks to George Warleggan and cousin Francis. Will Ross lose everything he owns to the rapacious George Warleggan? Can't wait to read the next book "Warleggan" to find out. I'm beginning to strongly dislike Elizabeth who doesn't seem to be able to appreciate the sacrifice Demelza made while D. nursed her in-laws back to health. At least cousin Francis is appreciative of Demelza and is ashamed of his previous behavior towards her. Hardship seemed to have helped him mature at least if nothing else and there's hope yet for the former rotter.Very satisfying to see cousin Verity happy at last after so many years of sacrifice for her family.I feel quite at home with these characters and have become emotionally invested in them. Hope the next book brings happier times to the Poldark family.

  • Candi
    2019-04-01 16:00

    "It isn’t where you’re born in this world, it’s what you do."If you’ve read my reviews of both Ross Poldark and Demelza, then you might be thinking here we go again… Candi’s set to get all fangirlish on us! Yep, you’re probably right! Jeremy Poldark is the third in this splendid series and just as riveting as the first two. In this one, the futures of some of my beloved characters are threatened, and I was worried indeed. Ross is faced with a dilemma and his thought process in determining the right path is fraught with tension. His emotions are complex, and he can’t seem to evade the shadow that hovers over him. A more pessimistic side of this strong-willed man appears to get the best of him. He reflects "there are no permanent things, only fleeting moments of warmth and companionship, precious stationary seconds in a flicker of troubled days."Demelza is resilient, yet harbors some of her own doubts about herself. Nevertheless, she once more fights for those she loves with all she has. I love watching her in action. She is not a ‘manipulator’ in the ugly sense of the word, but somehow she still manages to hold the reins in some sticky situations! "It was one of the few comforting factors in Demelza’s excursions into society, this faculty she had of pleasing men. She did not see it yet as power, only as a buttress to faltering courage." She never schemes to her own advantage, but uses whatever gifts she has to work towards the benefit and happiness of others. If you don’t already know this woman, you are missing out on one of the finest characters. She ranks right up there with my favorite literary figures of all time. Aside from the leading man and lady, we also see more of Dr. Dwight Enys, who is quickly becoming another favorite. He is truly concerned for the welfare of the people for whom he provides medical service, mostly miners’ families and other impoverished folk. He does not look down his nose at those less fortunate than himself, unlike the other pompous physician in town. We are introduced to Caroline Penvenen and her little canine companion – I can sense she will be a delightful addition to the series as well. She inserted a brand of subtle humor into the storyline that I for one rather eagerly gobbled down. "I stay with my uncle, Mr. Ray Penvenen, whom you may know. I have no parents and he reluctantly takes the responsibility of an orphan niece, as monks take a hair shirt. So at times I remove the penance by removing myself; and others wear the shirt for him." I look forward to seeing more of her sharp wit in future installments. And, naturally, George Warleggan and his schemes are once more not to be ignored. He continues to insert himself into every situation, using his power to attempt to turn the tables against Ross and in his own favor. He’s the bad guy you love to hate!Once again, I can’t emphasize more that if you really love engaging historical fiction with memorable and well-drawn characters, you need to give this series a try. You will celebrate the victories and bewail the misfortunes. You might even become a fangirl (or fanboy) yourself! I can’t wait to read book 4, which is on my reading plan for this month. I feel a sense of doom going into the next, but I pray all will be well for my cherished friends! A genuine 5 star book."As always fog made the land secretive and strange; it was not the familiar friendly countryside they knew and owned; it reverted to an earlier and less personal allegiance."

  • Linda
    2019-04-15 11:02

    "He realized that all the struggle and anxiety of the next few months would not be his alone. She would bear her share of the burden. She was bearing it now."Within the pages of Winston Graham's Book 3 of the Poldark Series, we come to see the strength and determination of the slight waif who won the heart of Ross Poldark......Demelza. An unlikely young girl who would become his wife. An unlikely frail figure who would cast a giant shadow on things to come.Ross Poldark, who returned to his familial land after fighting for the British in the American Revolutionary War, has quite the present battle on his hands. He has been accused of inciting the destitute locals into conviscating the contents of a ship that ran aground on the shores of Nampara Bay. Ross has an enemy in the likes of George Warleggan who wants nothing more than to see Ross hang for this. Warleggan sets out to build a solid case against Ross. Perhaps with the dastardly assistance of Ross' own cousin and his servant.We'll see Demelza step front and center using her sharpened wits to free Ross if she can. We'll also see the games that men play in the name of greed and in the darkened corners of backroom deals. Graham presents the spotlight on class distinctions as well as the role of women in this 18th century setting. Some things just never seem to change.If you follow the PBS Poldark Series, then this one is a must for you. If you haven't, then grab Book 1 and get a wiggle on. Such a satisfying journey into historical fiction brought to life through the stellar efforts of PBS.

  • Zoi
    2019-04-13 15:09

    I've just finished the first three of the Poldark novels. I'd never have considered reading them if I'd not had the opportunity to read the first one for free on kindle, mainly because I shy away from romance-novels-made-into-a-long-running-TV-series. Pity that. Winston Graham wrote the first four novels as a series in the 1950's, and then returned to them in the 1970's and wrote another five. I've read the first three only, because the fourth is not available on Kindle. I will seek it out at the library, though. At the core, these novels are considered historical romance, but meticulously researched so that the period of the late 1700's in Cornwall is brought to life very vividly without any prettying up. Graham explores the social divisions of the society with a certain brutality, dwelling on the lack of rights among the poor classes, the child labour, the ignorance, the fear of the upper classes of losing their privilege. While Graham does not skim over the deplorable, inhumane living conditions of the poorest, neither does he revel in it for the sake of shock. It is merely there, a fact of life, ordinary. The lives of women are exposed with a keen eye, and he does not shy away from exposing their utter dependence on the men in their lives - fathers, brothers, husbands, sons, nephews - yet he does not dramatise. They have no rights, and while they chafe privately, even this is self-curtailed because in their very bones they have accepted their place. In the three books I read, there were three particularly important women through whom Graham was able to explore the socio-cultural boundaries in which their lives were contained. He did this marvellously - frustrating me at times, for he does not give a nod to modern sensibilities of feminism. He tells it like it was. I think this is why I enjoyed the books so much. They are not 'romantic' at all, other than they depict relationships; but they are very real relationships, exploring power, loyalty, dependency, toxicity. Of course, life for human beings is all about relationships - between friends, family, neighbours, enemies, the relationships between those who must depend on each other for sheer mutual survival. His characters are wonderfully complex - and by this I don't mean that he's created complex backstories for them for the sake of sensationalism, but that not a one of them is wholly good, or bad, or right, or moral, or admirable. They are all very alive with their individual flaws, strengths and characteristics, and so one can hate them, admire them, pity them, despise them in turn. Cornwall of the late 1700's is brought to life most vividly; beautiful, yes, but also grey, and damp, and cold, the landscape wild but also ailing due to the mines and the smelters and the commencement of industrialisation. It's a harsh land.The books are an analysis of human rights, in my view, a disclosure of how people lived that is not a dispassionate historian's highlighting of the facts, but a very human, humane, passionate, life-and-death reliving of those times through the lives of his protagonists. I think Graham has been done a disservice by not being taken more seriously for his historical exactitude, and the dismissal of his books as romances. I've enjoyed the first three very much, and I will seek out the remainder.

  • Sara
    2019-04-18 16:02

    The third book in the Poldark series. The farther into the series I go the deeper my feelings become for these marvelous characters. Demelza Poldark is one of the most finely drawn, enthralling women ever put to paper. She has become the heart of the books for me, and I feel that Winston Graham must have felt the same. She is open and honest and leads with her heart, and she puts the gentry to shame.In this book we become better acquainted with Dwight Enys, a doctor ahead of his time, who feels for his patients and despairs when he cannot provide for them the basic services they so sorely need. And, there is, of course, the villain, George Warleggan, whose villainy springs from all to recognizable human traits: greed, jealousy, and feelings of his own insecurity. I love his repartee with Caroline Penvenen that is charged with both humor and an undercurrent of sexual tension.Ross Poldark walks the tightrope that is life, and he does it without a net. He faces risks with bravado but without arrogance. He knows he might lose at any moment and that what he bets on is precious and irreplaceable, but he is unwilling to let someone else pulls his strings. You cannot help admiring him, even when he is so headstrong and wrong-headed that you want to shake him.I cannot imagine what more one would want from a story of this nature than that it holds you, involves you, and pleases you. Winston Graham does all three. I am anxious to begin Book Four.”Human beings were blind, crazy creatures, he thought, forever walking the tightrope of the present condemned to ever changing shifts and expedients to maintain the balance of existence, not knowing even as far ahead as tomorrow what the actions of today would bring. How could one plan a year ahead, how influence the imponderables?”

  • Samantha
    2019-04-12 07:58

    In this riveting third book, Ross must face trial for the actions he took following the death of his infant daughter. The feud with the Warleggans threatens the entire community and the relationship with his cousin Francis remains strained. It is then that his wife Demelza makes an announcement that changes their lives in unexpected ways and offers a glimmer of hope for the family's future.

  •  Lisa A
    2019-04-18 09:57

    Maybe it’s because I’m just of common stock, but I want the home about me: candles burning, curtains drawn, warmth, tea, friendship, love. Those are what matter to me.~Demelza, Jeremy PoldarkAlthough the title refers to a new member of the Poldark clan, this 3rd book remains true to the original driving force of the series with Ross and Demelza still at the forefront of the story. To call this a romance novel would be an injustice to Winston Graham's keen attention to historical details focusing on the economic and social divisions leading up to Great Britain's impending conflict with France. Even the romantic notions are complex, with aspects of jealousy, greed and lust, interwoven with devotion, friendship, humility and loyalty. 4.5 stars and definitely worthy of reading even for those who have watched the BBC series.

  • Mary
    2019-03-26 09:24

    Loved this even more for re-reading.I would encourage others to read as there is far more in the book.Loved the original series and had Robin and Angharad my mind as I read.Had a walk around the coastal path yesterday with the dramatic music from that series also.Very atmospheric!

  • Enchantressdebbicat ☮
    2019-04-13 11:00

    This series is simply amazing! This is the third book in the Poldark series. After a horrific tragedy in book 2, Ross is angry and fragmented. In his pain he does something that will bring him to trial later on. Demelza by his side - loving, supportive, unselfish...stands up for him at all costs. These are some of the best written characters out there. A highly enjoyable read. I am reading this series as part of a buddy read. Most of my "buddies" are ahead of me, as I joined late. But, oh the discussions we are having over in our group. I feel all sorts of emotions when reading this. Aren't we supposed to??? It's great to have pals in the Reading for Pleasure Book Club to discuss with.If you haven't begun this series yet, I highly recommend it. No way to go wrong. It's one of the best out there.

  • QNPoohBear
    2019-04-08 10:13

    Ross and Demelza are reeling from the tragedy of losing little Julia. Ross is brooding over his cousin's betrayal and the end of the Carnmore Copper Company. He's also about to face trial at the Assizes for his role in the shipwrecks of last winter. Should he play conciliatory like his lawyer wants him to? Then what? Debtors' prison? Should he borrow money from friends the way Demelza wants him to or should he stick to his principles? Being Ross, the answer is fairly obvious. George Warleggan's hatred of the Poldarks increases as Francis struggles with his own role in Ross's struggles. Demelza has a secret she can't share and Verity is looking forward to meeting her husband's children. Will they like her? Dwight Enys is a little older and wiser after his affair with Keren but when he meets the beautiful, headstrong Caroline Penvenen, he's smitten. He tries to remind himself she's engaged to Unwin Trevaunance but Caroline isn't so sure she wants to marry him. The villagers are ill and Dwight spends most of his time caring for them and not dancing attendance on Caroline-how dare he?! The French are in revolt and the British nobility are worried. By the time 1791 rolls around, Ross and Demelza face new challenges but with a bit more hope. The story is really picking up in this slim third volume (with a handsome interpretation of Ross on the cover). I'm impressed the screenwriter managed to take the plot exactly as written, condense the timeline and still manage to get it accurate. The one difference here is that the story doesn't enter into George's head until after the trial and he moves a little more slowly than he does in the series, probably because of the condensed timeframe for TV. It was an interesting leap into his head, finding out more about why he hates the Poldarks and what exactly he wants. His father seems like a fair man-tough- but fair. Uncle Cary is the ruthless one and influences George. I liked the little bits of humor interjected into the story-especially the affair of poor Jud! Jud and Prudie provide drama and comic relief at the same time. What really annoyed me about this book is being inside Ross's head. Sadly he is still conflicted in his feelings about Elizabeth. He is content with Demelza- even loves her and recognizes she makes him an excellent partner but he is unable to tell Demelza or even show her. He blocked off his feelings when his mother died and claims not to be used to women, but I was hoping Demelza would help him open up. He's lived with her for years so he should be used to her by now but he continually ignores her feelings which makes me mad. Is this the difference between a male writer and female screenwriter? It's more realistic in the book but I want some romance with my realism, especially knowing there are more dark days ahead. I love Demelza. She doesn't deserve Ross's brooding anger. She's intelligent in her own right and witty. She manages to figure out solutions to her problems practically and occasionally gets Ross to see reason. I felt so bad for her in this book. She worries so much and I wish Ross would just talk to her and tell her what's in his heart. I like how she always knows what he's feeling even if she doesn't know what he's thinking. I also really like Verity. She isn't in the story too much but she's as sweet and good as ever.Captain Blamey seems like a man given to nearly as much brooding as Ross and he isn't home too often. Verity deserves happiness and I hope the stepchildren are kind to her. The women shine in this book because I also like Caroline. When she first appears she is spoiled, young and seems to make a game of the serious situations she finds herself in. Then as the story progresses and the reader gets to know her better, she's lively, fun and probably more intelligent than she lets on. She's open-minded and of course she loves her Pug, Horace, so any dog lover becomes an automatic hit with me. The one woman who doesn't appear in good light here is Elizabeth. She is cold, selfish and just so seriously annoying. She is likened to Galatea, and she is a lot like a marble statue wanting to be admired. I found her seriously annoying.The men do not fare as well as the women in this book. Francis is on a bad path but yet I have sympathy for him. He's growing and becoming more of a sympathetic character. I really liked Dwight. He's a little older, a little wiser and more cautious, but no less dedicated to helping the poor.Dwight is a little shy, sweet and very kind. I admire his principles more than Ross's. Ross's hot temper would wear me thin. I'm both looking forward to and dreading reading the next volume. I'm going to stop there! This edition of the book is full of typos. I hope they were fixed in the latest edition.

  • Goldilocks Reads (Jenna Vahue)
    2019-04-13 13:06

    Jeremy Poldark was very similar to the seaside town of Cornwall where it takes place: turbulent, complex infrastructures, and it was breathtaking. Considering the first half of the novel presides over a court case, I was surprisingly intrigued by the whole ordeal. I thought I would have been bored, but a small town filled with my favorite Poldark characters holds plenty of charm for me. Everyone was scattered around the village and it could have been a party despite the dire circumstances.There was a surprising scene that featured Francis Poldark and Dr. Dwight that I was not expecting, but it certainly heightened the drama and emotion of the story. Speaking of Dr. Dwight, we encountered Caroline Peneven for the first time. I knew she was involved because she's on the sixth cover. I thought she was spoiled at first because she called the physician for her dumb dog, but her character was gradually revealed to be a compassionate little miss. Her encounters with Dwight were so sweet and I would have paired them together had I not already known the outcome. Come on, how romantic is it that she orders cases of oranges for the whole village in order to prevent scurvy? Doctors + romantic disease prevention= melted heart.Demelza Poldark is a champion and that's all I have to say. She needs to work on her communication with her husband and being too cheeky, but she's otherwise a darling. I'm sorry her husband is such a grump but that's what you should expect when you marry a handsome brooding hero.Verity Poldark is still a doll baby and I will defend her forever. I just want to her to be happy and I need her on a book cover ASAP.Ross Poldark is a smoldering scarred hero but, like his wife, needs to work on communication. He's a fiery Poldark, but you don't need to brood at every opportunity. You're a babe, but lighten up. Please continue to thrash your wheat shirtless...His speech in the courtroom and his final altercation with George Warleggan were divine. I just live for English drama like this.Finally:Jud Paynter is a gift to this series. That's allI'm so happy that I discovered this show on a whim with a spectacular source material to match. I have to buy Warleggan (ironic) but I don't think I want the BBC tie in. I don't want his weasel face staring at others while I read. Until my next visit to Cornwall...

  • Piper
    2019-04-16 08:08

    Another fabulous installment in this Poldark saga that I am LOVING!!! On to book number four!!

  • KOMET
    2019-04-04 12:06

    It has been a long while since I've read a novel which has both excited and dazzled me in the way that this one has. As a writer, Winston Graham paints pictures with prose the way Michelangelo did with his palette. Not a word is wasted, evoking images of the windswept landscape of Southwest England abutting the ocean sea that is Cornwall, dotted here and there with a smattering of landed estates, villages, inns, mines, coves, and houses of varying kinds.It is August 1790 and Ross Poldark finds himself on trial at the Bodmin Assizes for his life, accused of formenting a riot and encouraging the theft of the King's properties from the wrecks of 2 ships that ran aground near his property the previous January. George Warleggan, a business rival and enemy, in the process of building and consolidating a growing wealth and influence based on interests in banking, mining, and land, feels certain that, at long last, he will soon be rid of the "Poldark presence", which goes back several generations in Cornwall. By contrast, the Warleggans are sly and cunning up-and-comers anxious to place their humble origins fall behind them. Ross, over the previous year, has found himself mired in tragedy and mixed fortunes, due to the death of his first-born Julia and the failure of a mining venture in which he had invested a great deal of money. This causes strains in his relationship with Demelza, his wife. Demelza is one of the most unique characters I've ever come across in any novel I've read. A woman of humble status who through marriage earned the right to be regarded as a proper lady, Demelza is loving, generous of heart, resilient, and one of her husband's biggest defenders. To that end, she travels to Bodmin to visit one of the area's influential propertied men (Sir John Trevaunance) for help in providing good character references for her husband in court. Not an easy task. France is convulsed in revolution and any act or gesture in England that suggests common cause with the revolutionaries in Paris is regarded as threats to national security. So, it looks that Ross's life may soon be forfeit upon resolution of his case. The following extract conveys with a deep poignancy the state of the Poldarks feelings for one another ---[Ross] "... thought: Were beauty under twenty locks kept fast... If she went to London or Bath she'd have half the aristocracy at her feet. Instead she's immured here, in an ancient house and with a bankrupt husband, doing half her own work. It must be galling to her to feel her life's slipping away. She was twenty-six last birthday. Perhaps that's the reason for the change. But it's a change towards me. 'What are you thinking of, Ross?' 'Um? Oh, about the rain. The Mellingey will be in flood very soon.' What would have happened, he thought, if she'd married me ?[Ross is thinking of Elizabeth Chynoweth, the great love of his life, who married his cousin Francis while Ross was in America, where it had been presumed he had died fighting for King and Country] Would events have been very different? We're the slaves of our characters: would I have been happier, or she? Perhaps there are elements in her nature and mine which would have made our life together difficult.And what of this young woman [Demelza] beside him, whom he had loved devotedly for four years and still did love? She had given him more than perhaps Elizabeth ever could: months of unflawed relationship, unquestioning trust (which he was now betraying in thought). Oh, nonsense. What man did not at some time or another glance elsewhere; and who could complain if it remained at a glance? (Chance was a fine thing.) And if there had been a cooling between him and Demelza, hers had been the first move, not his."All in all, this is a richly layered novel --- full of surprises ---which I invite the reader of this review to peruse at his/her leisure. You'll be glad that you did.

  • Rebecca Huston
    2019-04-24 14:55

    Third in the Poldark saga, this is one that resolves the final twist that occurs at the end of the novel Demelza. The first half of the novel is taken up with Ross' impending trial for disturbing the peace, striking an officer, and other assorted bits of mayhem. Ross for his part has turned dark and sullen, especially as if he is found guilty, he could quite well be executed. Demelza, his wife, is mourning the death of their daughter Julia, and is trying hard to keep Ross in line, and find a way to save him. As with the rest of the series (so far) this is wonderfully written and full of life, and it is great to see the return of characters that we care about. This is clearly a bridging novel, resolving some issues, and continuing the overall story a bit, and I suspect, setting up the plot for the next novel, Warleggan. Four stars overall and a hearty recommendation. For the longer review, please go here:http://www.epinions.com/review/jeremy...

  • Piper
    2019-04-07 12:01

    5 FABULOUS SECOND TIME AROUND STARS!!Not by a hairbreadth would a single external circumstance move to accommodate him and his schemes—he knew that. As well ask, on the butterfly's behalf, for the postponement of sunset or tomorrow's gale. Her face was preoccupied, thoughtful, intent, but not on what she was doing. He realized that all the struggle and anxiety of the next few months would not be his alone. She would bear her share of the burden. She was bearing it already. He went to join her.Once again— and I know I am repeating myself— this was a fabulous story written by a brilliant author. Next in line for a re-read is the fourth installment— Warleggan.

  • Tasha
    2019-04-23 15:58

    I'm giving this 3.5-4 stars. I thought there were some really good scenes and descriptions in this one but I am not head over heals for this series. I am looking forward though to seeing where this story goes and meeting up again with the characters.

  • Lisazj1
    2019-04-11 13:02

    4.5 stars. Loved the continuing saga, of Ross and Demelza and all the other lives that make up their story! Though I'm reeeeally not happy about what I see coming a mile away. (view spoiler)[Elizabeth's unhappiness is all her own fault. She tossed Ross aside *which showed her stupidity*, married Francis and then gave him the cold shoulder after their son was born, but yet seems to feel like admiration is her right, be it George Warleggan or Ross, doesn't seem to matter who. Bitch. And I do love Ross, but I can see that he is going to make me furious at him. Remains to be seen how much. (hide spoiler)]I was happy to see that Francis does have a conscience and that in the end, his loyalty to his family won out. I hope nothing tears that apart *see spoiler*. Despite the difficulties, the book left Ross & Demelza in a good place, and I hope they get to stay there a little while at least.I continue to love the author's ability to paint such a rich, vivid picture of the life and people in Cornwall at this point in history. Much of the picture is harsh and even bleak but he's amazing at taking you right into whatever and wherever is on the page.On to Warleggan!

  • Lori
    2019-04-17 14:15

    Review to follow.

  • Maryanne
    2019-04-13 15:56

    Still obsessed with the Poldarks. If you haven't yet, do watch the BBC (2015). But advise DONT read Poldarks' Cornwall before you have read all the books - its FULL of spoilers for the whole series!

  • Kimberly Carrington-Fox
    2019-03-27 10:07

    4'5 realmente. Adoro el carácter de Ross y se prevee un siguiente libro muy muy interesante

  • Angela
    2019-04-20 07:58

    This series takes me away to another time and place so completely. In that vein, I can compare it to Harry Potter. I knew Poldark was special when I spent an entire evening shopping for beach cottages in Cornwall. Seriously. These people and this time and place feel so real. ( I may also have a website on my phone that lets me look at live video of Cornwall beaches).And I have to say, that speech that Francis gave at the end about Demelza, I got a little misty. What an incredible and insightful ending. I found myself cheering and nodding my head to the life conclusions Demelza was musing about. Excited for the next one. But whether or not I will read ahead of the show, I'm still undecided.

  • Aleya
    2019-04-19 08:16

    It has taken nearly a month to finish this book. These books take me a while to get through because it's so dense. Graham does a great job getting the language of the time down and keeping up the tension. I really enjoyed getting to read this one and notice the differences between the book and the show. I still really enjoy both book and TV show. Can't wait to get into book 4! After I finish that one I'll be past the content in the shows and in new territory.

  • Wilma
    2019-04-25 15:11

    3.5*

  • Shelli
    2019-04-05 16:19

    Nobody could have convinced me prior to August 30th 2017 that I would be HOOKED on this series! Seriously...even though I had added the first one to my TBR and have been hearing about the new series on PBS, I wasn't in any hurry to get started. I have plenty of books I want to get to. Plus....who wants to start something with 12 books? I surely didn't think I wanted to. Well, that was me then....almost a month ago. NOW? There are ONLY 12 books? What? I'm already on #6!!!! I MUST slow down! What will I possibly do with myself after Poldark!!?In case you wondered, I loved this one...#3. Kind of a confusing title, but a wonderful continuation of the series. I am trying to wait an entire day before starting the next one.

  • Tanya
    2019-04-03 13:56

    Winston Graham once again highlights the plight of the poor in 1790's Cornwall, first through Ross and then through Dr. Dwight Enys. As Ross must focus more of his energy on his trial and then his own financial problems, it is Dwight that seeks to become the champion of the lower classes. An argument between Dwight and the alluring Caroline Penvenen, written as historical fiction in 1950, sounds similar to arguments about income inequality taking place in the 21st Century. It doesn't matter that the characters' lives lack today's modern conveniences, they are so real that the reader should have no difficulty relating to them. We've all known someone with Demelza's tenacity and her insecurities. Although Ross is the "hero" he has his flaws--why does he find it difficult or unnecessary to tell his wife how he feels about her as often as she needs to hear it? And much as I wanted to carry a grudge against Francis the betrayer, I felt overjoyed at his redemption. In my 26 book challenge, I'm logging this one under the category "A book with a blue cover." http://burns-familyblog.blogspot.com/...

  • Sønia
    2019-03-27 13:09

    Me encantan estas series largas que libro a libro se va desarrollando toda la historia. Una vez te metes en ella, no hay manera de dejarla y solo quieres saber qué pasará después. Con el primer libro ya dije que la historia tenía infinitas posibilidades. Luego el segundo fue algo más flojo pero en este tercer libro se incrementa la intensidad y preveo momentos duros en los próximos. Veremos a ver.

  • Sarah-Vita
    2019-03-28 16:13

    BREEZED THROUGH THIS!!!! It felt so good to be reading Poldark again, since I haven't since Series 1 ended. It picked up perfectly after Demelza's ending. I admit, I cried from relief when Ross was found not guilty. And my poor Demelza!!!!! You just wanna hug her!! Ross, I love you, but ugh! You're such a man!! It ended well though, and I'm so glad they're happy! At least for now...

  • Rick Slane
    2019-04-15 14:10

    Pulp historical-fiction that you can read fast. A friend is lending me these books. 3.5 Similar to and a bit easier to read than Outlander No time travel emphasis more on class struggle.

  • Liz
    2019-04-08 15:13

    Just finished book three -- I'm hopelessly obsessed with this series. Working my way through the BBC series (2015, season one) right now and on the lookout for book four!

  • Mary A
    2019-04-02 15:09

    Another wonderful novel in the Poldark series.The characters are all so beautifully drawn - full of noble qualities and yet flawed and very human.And there is so much humour! Jud Paynter's funeral was pure gold!