The Black Moon

The Black Moon by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is my favorite of the Poldark books so far. It was written twenty years after book 4, and the author had obviously grown in his craft. Writing styles were also changing during this time, so the book reads a bit more likeContinue reading “The Black Moon”

The King’s Mercy

The King’s Mercy by Lori Benton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. The subject matter was all over the place with Scottish Jacobites and Colonial America, slavery and Native Americans. I had a little trouble following it all in the beginning, but once past that, itContinue reading “The King’s Mercy”

Warleggan

Warleggan by Winston Graham My rating: 4 of 5 stars I still love this series, but this book really annoyed me at the end. It doesn’t have “an ending,” it just quits. I hate that! Thankfully, I’ve watched the entire TV series that Masterpiece Theater did so I know how it was supposed to end.Continue reading “Warleggan”

Jeremy Poldark

Jeremy Poldark by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s official. I’m hooked on this series! This one, like Demelza, was followed very closely by the TV series. I could “see” the actors in the scenes as I was reading. But it goes deeper – as books do – into the thoughts behindContinue reading “Jeremy Poldark”

Demelza

Demelza by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars I liked this book even better than Ross Poldark, the first book in the series. That may be because the TV series followed this book more closely, but for whatever reason, it was wonderful. There are differences between the TV series and the books, mostlyContinue reading “Demelza”

Three Little Things

Three Little Things by Patti Stockdale My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book gets my #1 Best Cover award. Seriously – look at that cover! Endorsed by Debbie Macomber, received a positive review by Publishers Weekly, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s a lovely WWI romance inspired by the love letters writtenContinue reading “Three Little Things”

Ross Poldark

Ross Poldark by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Loved it! Such a great way to finish off watching the Masterpiece Theater series. There are differences between the two, most notably, there are many more characters in the book version. And – of course – no matter how Winston Graham described Ross, he’llContinue reading “Ross Poldark”

Above the Fold

Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel My rating: 5 of 5 stars Romance, intrigue, and the struggle to find their places in the world. Get swept back into the 1920s with Elissa and Cole. The world is changing, one war ended while other threats loom. Roles are changing too, so when Elissa plans toContinue reading “Above the Fold”

All Manner of Things

All Manner of Things by Susie Finkbeiner My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was given a copy of this book by a friend, so I had no expectations going into it. I haven’t read any books by Susie Finkbeiner before and didn’t even know what genre this was when I opened the cover. (IContinue reading “All Manner of Things”

America’s First Daughter

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray My rating: 4 of 5 stars A very interesting and entertaining story! Based on true history, there is – of course – quite a bit of filling in between the lines of what is known. But the authors did a great job of keeping the story moving through allContinue reading “America’s First Daughter”