Demelza (Poldark Saga #2) DNF@6%

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Title: Demelza

Series: Poldark Saga

Author: Winston Graham

Rating: Unrated

Genre: Historical Fiction

Pages: DNF

Format: Kindle digital edition

 

My Thoughts:

This DNF was definitely a “me” thing and not because there was something truly wrong or outrageous with this book.

I tried at least 4 times to get into it and each time I found myself simply not caring one whit about any of the characters or the situation they were in. Not a dislike but a complete apathy that you could drown in. So I gave up. Forcing myself to read something is just going to waste my time and I’ll end up writing a completely scathing review and wasting emotional strength that I need to save for something real.

 

Ross Poldark (Poldark Saga #1)

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Title: Ross Poldark
Series: Poldark Saga
Author: Winston Graham
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages: 400
Format: Kindle digital edition

 

Synopsis:

Ross Poldark has returned to Cornwall from a stint in the army and fighting those upstarts in the colonies. Sadly, his father has died, his servants have spent his livelihood on drink and the woman girl he loved, believing he was killed, has agreed to marry his cousin.

Now Ross must restart his life, with an old drunk couple for servants, a young waif as a cook, a family that looks down upon him and woman who wonders if she made the right choice.

 

My Thoughts:

I started watching this on Netflix and was really enjoying it. When I found out it was a 12 book series I stopped watching so I could enjoy the process of reading.

This was good. I am not usually a fan of historical fiction, as History and I know each other but have no interest in the other, kind of like second cousins. But a good story is a good story even if it doesn’t have Space Marines.or Dragons.

The “drama llama” factor didn’t get too high for me, which considering everything, I was very thankful for.  I am kind of afraid that Ross will end up in some kind of emotional love triangle with his former flame Elizabeth even while he’s married to Demelza. If so, or if “things” happen, I’ll be stopping this series. Marital unfaithfulness is not something I take lightly, even in my fiction reading.