Book Drunkard

“I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” L.M. Montgomery

Demelza (The Poldark Saga #2) by Winston Graham, review

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In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza’s efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband’s chance at happiness?

Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.


I have yet to watch the PBS series, POLDARK, and I think I’ll wait until I have finished this wonderful series of books.  Winston Graham is a truly amazing and gifted author!

The first two books in this series have been completely enjoyable from start to finish.  This one is told in Demelza’s voice.  She’s grown a lot since the last book – she’s tougher, yet sensitive, and I really learned to like her.  Her and Ross’ relationship in growing into something beautiful, though one has to wonder how they will react to the suffering they’ve gone through.  Tragedy strikes often in the this book and that’s usually when we get to see a character’s true self.  Winston Graham writes wonderful characters and makes then a part of your family for better or for worse.  There is a wide array of different types of people in his stories from smart to uneducated, rich to poor, and kind to cruel.  And, they all make this a fantastic read.

*I received an e-copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

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