Ross Poldark (1945) | My Review
Tired from a grim war in America, Ross Poldark returns to his land and his family. But the joyful homecoming he has looked forward to turns sour, for his father is dead, his estate is derelict, and the girl he loves is engaged to his cousin.
Demelza (1946) | My Review
Demelza Carne, the impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground rabble, is now his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. 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?
Jeremy Poldark (1950) | My Review
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.
Warleggan (1953) | My Review
When Ross and Elizabeth’s old attraction rekindles itself, Demelza retaliates by becoming dangerously involved with a Scots cavalry officer. With bankruptcy an increasing possibility, the Poldarks seem to be facing disaster on all fronts.
The Black Moon (1973) | My Review
The birth of a son to Elizabeth and George Warleggan seems to make the rift between the Poldark and Warleggan families worse. When Morwenna Chynoweth, governess to Elizabeth’s son, grows to love Drake Carne, Demelza’s brother, things get worse.
The Four Swans (1976) | My Review
Although Ross Poldark – now something of a war hero – seems secure in his hard-won prosperity, a new dilemma faces him in the sudden infatuation of a young naval officer for his wife Demelza. All four women – the four swans – whose lives touch Ross’ face a crisis in these years. For his wife Demelza, his old love Elizabeth, for his friend’s new wife Caroline and for the unhappy Morwenna Chynoweth, these are times of stress and conflict.
The Angry Tide (1977) | My Review
Ross Poldark sits for the borough of Truro as Member of Parliament – his time divided between London and Cornwall, his heart divided still about his wife, Demelza. His old feud with George Warleggan still flares, as does the illicit love between Morwenna and Drake, Demelza’s brother.
The Stranger from the Sea (1981) | My Review
Stephen Carrington’s arrival in the Poldark household changes all their lives. For Clowance and Jeremy in particular, the children of Ross and Demelza, Stephen’s advent is the key to a new world—one of both love and danger.
The Miller’s Dance (1982) | My Review
At Nampara, the Poldark family finds that the new year brings involvement in unexpected ventures. For Ross and Demelza there is some surprising—and worrying—news. And Clowance, newly returned from London, finds that her entanglement with Stephen Carrington brings both joy and heartache.
The Loving Cup (1984) | My Review
A broken ladder leads to a cave where stolen goods are hidden, including a silver cup. At the centre of the story Demelza and Ross Poldark stand strong, but their son Jeremy is questioning his destiny.
The Twisted Sword (1991) | My Review
Demelza sees a horseman riding down the valley and senses disruption to the domestic contentment she has fought so hard to achieve. For Ross has little option but to accept the summons – and travel to Paris with his family, as an “observer” of the French armed forces. Parisian life begins well with an exhilarating round of balls and parties. But the return of Napoleon brings separation, distrust and danger to the Poldarks.
Bella Poldark (2002) | My Review
Bella, the youngest daughter, is encouraged to pursue her dream of becoming a singer by her old flame, Christopher Havergal, and by a distinguished French conductor, who has more in mind than Bella’s music. Clowance, the widowed daughter, is torn between two proposals of marriage but isn’t sure if she wants to be a wife again.