Ross Poldark: a novel of Cornwall, 1783-1787 by Winston Graham
Captain Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall after healing from injuries sustained while fighting in the American Revolutionary War only to find his home in ruins, his family fortune gone and the woman he loves betrothed to another.
I listened to this book on a recommendation from a library patron who was very enthusiastic about it. At first I had a hard time getting into it, but I'm glad I stuck with it because it is an excellent work of historical fiction. It's the first in a series of twelve books that follows the Poldark family in Cornwall, England from 1783 to 1820. The first was written in 1945, so there isn't a lot of action, plot twisting or bodice-ripping going on. But, it paints a vivid picture of life in that time period with strong character development. For fans of generational family sagas. If you like John Jakes or Jeffrey Archer, you will likely enjoy this series.
We have this novel in print and on CD and we also have the first season of the Poldark series on DVD.
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