Wow! Cannot believe I have gotten to the end of the series. It has been one hell of a ride that I genuinely think will stay with me for time to come, well at least until I pick it up again.
From the moment we meet Ross and later Demelza we fall in love with both of them and their relationship. For most of the series we get to see them grow as characters as well and as in their relationship and security of knowing they have each other. The first 6 books are mainly about them and the paths their lives follow but we are also introduced to lots of new characters and see a glance into their lives. Dwight and Caroline, who also win our hearts as well as each other and become constant throughout, are just one example of the people that become entwined into our hearts.
My favourite thing about this series was how it was always so unpredictable. Each book starts off one way and completely changes direction by the end. Even the things that happen are never what the reader expects and I was constantly on the edge of my seat eager to turn the pages.
Winston was never afraid to change things up and we lose lots of our favourite characters to death shockingly in some instances. I definitely felt some of these deaths deep in my heart and even found myself in tears at some points.
As the series progresses and become more about the younger generation of Poldarks, Ross and Demelza still very much at the helm, I was expecting to enjoy the stories less and less but I found myself still as much engrossed as the first books. All I wanted was for each person to find their happy ending, and when they did I let out a little cheer until yet something else happened to pull the rug out from under me.
In the later books the French Revolution becomes a big part of the story and although these bits lost me a bit, it was clear to see that Winston had done his research and the element of truth really added to the story and made it feel more real.
As we draw to the end of the series I found myself needing to know how it ended but at the same time reluctant to finish. Winston was very good at making sure lots of the loose ends were tied up and I found myself with a grin like a Cheshire cat as I turned the last page.
I would highly recommend this series to fans of historical romance, it is well worth the effort and time to finish the complete series and it has definitely found it’s way onto my favourites list as well as into my heart.
Jump into all the reviews below;
ROSS POLDARK (The Poldark Saga #1)
DEMELZA (The Poldark Saga #2)
JEREMY POLDARK (The Poldark Saga #3)
THE FOUR SWANS (The Poldark Saga #6)
THE STRANGER FROM THE SEA (The Poldark Saga #8)