Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall scarred and wounded from fighting in the American revolt against England to find his father dead, his home derelict and the girl he loves engaged to his cousin. Winston Graham’s Poldark Series is the heroic saga of a man’s fight to live, love and forge a path of fairness for the impoverished who surround him.

I first began reading this series of 12 books after watching Masterpiece Theatre’s compelling 6 season series Poldark. The books and theatrical portrayal are beautifully done. The story line is remarkable and always moving forward in the life of this young man and all who surround him. If you are looking for adventure, true love, perseverance, family conflict, and civil parity, you will find them brilliantly explored in Winston Graham’s superb series.