The Stranger from the Sea

The Stranger from the Sea by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars Now I understand why the Masterpiece Theater series ended when it did. Book 8 – this one – takes a huge jump into the future. Jeremy is in this early 20s, Clowance her late teens. That would have been something toContinue reading “The Stranger from the Sea”

The Angry Tide

The Angry Tide by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars This might be the best book yet in the Poldark series. It’s a looong book at 612 pages, but so worth reading if you’ve loved this series. This book corresponds with season four of the Masterpiece Theater TV series, but it goes soContinue reading “The Angry Tide”

The Moonlight School

The Moonlight School by Suzanne Woods Fisher My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love stories with real history and real historical characters woven seamlessly throughout the story. This is one of those! I had to stop myself from turning to the back to see if this or that was fact or fiction. I preferContinue reading “The Moonlight School”

Tidewater Bride

Tidewater Bride by Laura Frantz My rating: 5 of 5 stars Full disclosure: I’m a huge fan of Laura Frantz. I’ve read all of her books and there isn’t a clunker in the bunch. However, this one is easily in the top four. I think she hit her stride here in the Tidewater. Wonderful characters,Continue reading “Tidewater Bride”

Veiled in Smoke

Veiled in Smoke by Jocelyn Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars I bought this book *months* ago, but I’m so behind on my reading. I don’t know if it’s Covid or what, but I have read fewer books this year than any year I can remember. Here’s hoping 2021 reverses that trend! A goodContinue reading “Veiled in Smoke”

The Four Swans

The Four Swans by Winston Graham My rating: 5 of 5 stars I think Winston Graham’s writing just gets better and better in these books. This one had more setting than some of the other books did. I really enjoyed that aspect of it. The characters were alive and intriguing. I could “see” the TVContinue reading “The Four Swans”

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”