Demelza is the second novel in the enthralling Poldark series from author Winston Graham. The Ross Poldark & Demelza Blog Tour kicked off on July 6 and will run through to August 3. The blog tour is to highlight the tie-in editions of Ross Poldark & Demelza which are the first two novels in The Poldark Saga by Winston Graham. These two novels have recently been adapted for television for the new Masterpiece Classic PBS’s series Poldark, which began airing on June 21 and will run through to August 2. After really enjoying the first novel, Ross Poldark, and now Demelza I can say without a doubt that I am definitely hooked on the series and can’t wait to keep reading and with twelve books in the series I foresee a lot of good reading ahead!
Being the second book in the series it’s impossible not to write at least a few minor spoilers so if you intend to read the series you may not want to go past this point. Demelza, who had once been a poor miner’s daughter, is now married to Ross and they’ve had a baby daughter together. Ross is still busy fighting for the rights of the miners and Demelza finds herself struggling just to fit into Ross’ life. Many of Ross’ counterparts still view Demelza as an outsider and don’t see her as being right for Ross or being the kind of person who can readily fit into their social circle. Of course there is still Elizabeth, Ross’ first love, and Demelza still struggles with her uncertainty around the woman. Needless to say with the changes in the world and within their own lives, the ensuing years are very trying for the couple, testing their marriage and love for one another. When tragedy strikes will everyone overlook their differences to work together or let bitterness destroy them all?
That’s about all I want to say as I don’t want to ruin these books for anyone else. What I do want to say is what a wonderful character Demelza is and how much I like her. She and Ross are the types of characters who you come to know and care about. I love the setting of Cornwall and when I opened this novel I felt instantly transported back to eighteenth century Cornwall and into the lives of the Poldarks and back to a time in history so different from my own.
If you enjoy historical fiction full of unforgettable characters and a great love story then you really should indulge yourself in the beauty of Demelza and the Poldark saga. I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Clare Corbett and as usual she does a terrific job of bringing the world of the Poldark’s to life. Highly recommended!
Grand Giveaway Contest – 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:
(2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
(1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothersr
(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!
Don’t forget to follow along with all of the tour stops (click here for the full list of tour stops) and comment on each including mine to be entered in this fantastic giveaway prize pack!
“If Jane Austen met Charlotte Bronte and they drank too much port,
the Poldark Saga would be their literary love child.” — Poldarkian.com