Title: Ross Poldark (Poldark #1)
Author: Winston Graham
Rating: 3 stars
Ross Poldark follows Ross as he comes back from war in America to find the woman he loved is about to marry his cousin. He must now find a way to start his life again in England.
This book was for a readalong hosted by Sweet Sequels and BookishStarDesigns on Instagram. I had not heard of this book or the series before this started at the beginning of February and althought I am not one who loves historical fiction I thought I would give it a chance.
The characters in this book are interesting and sometimes act quite irrational. Many come from troubled pasts just like Ross and he tries to help them out in any way he can. I enjoyed Ross because even with the news of the wedding he still manages to pick himself up and come to terms with it and by the end has found himself a new love interest. He felt like a genuine character and I really liked that about him.
The writing in this book is quite lyrical and there are many quotes I wrote down from it. My one complaint about the writing would be that at times I was not sure about the PoV. It seemed to switch when a new paragraph started and it was hard to keep track when this happened.
Overall, it was an okay read but I am not sure if I will continue the series. When it comes to Historical Fiction, it is a hit or miss for me and this one just didn’t really keep my attention.