Sunday, July 12, 2015

Ross Poldark Blog Tour Details and Giveaway!

 I am very pleased and excited to be a park of the Ross Poldark Blog Tour!   I am enjoying the new series on Masterpiece Theatre, but I am also loving the novel Ross Poldark by Winston Graham.  Stop by my blog next week on July 20th for my review of Ross Poldark and on July 27th for my review of Demelza.  If you love historical fiction, romance, adventure, or a great story, you will love this series.


If Jane Austen met Charlotte Bronte and they drank too much port, the Poldark Saga would be their literary love child.” —  

Captain Ross Poldark rides again in the new Sourcebooks Landmark tie-in editions of Ross Poldark and Demelza, the first two novels in the acclaimed Poldark Saga by Winston Graham, adapted into the inaugural season of the new Masterpiece Classic PBS’s series Poldark, airing June 21 – August 2 on PBS.

In celebration, July 6th through August 3rd, The Ross Poldark Blog Tour will visit thirty popular book blogs specializing in historical, romance and Austenesque fiction. Featuring spotlights, previews, excerpts and book reviews of these two acclaimed historical fiction novels, the tour will also offer readers a chance at a fabulous giveaway contest including copies of the books and a stunning Anglophile-themed prize package.

Grand Giveaway Contest

Win One of Three Fabulous Prizes

In celebration of the re-release of Ross Poldark and Demelza, Sourcebooks Landmark is offering three chances to win copies of the books or a grand prize, an Anglophile-themed gift package.

Two lucky winners will each receive one trade paperback copy of Ross Poldark and Demelza, and one grand prize winner will receive a prize package containing the following items:

(2 ) Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Mugs by Johnson Brothers
(1) Twelve-inch Old Britain Castles Pink Pottery Plater by Johnson Brothersr
(1) London Telephone Box Tin of Ahmad English Breakfast Tea
(1) Jar of Mrs. Bridges Marmalade
(1) Package of Duchy Originals Organic Oaten Biscuits
(2) Packets of Blue Boy Cornflower Seeds by Renee's Garden Heirloom (1) Trade Paperback Copy of Ross Poldark & Demelza, by Winston Graham

To enter the giveaway contest simply leave a comment on any or all of the blogstops on the Ross Poldark Blog Tour starting July 06, 2015 through 11:59 pm PT, August 10, 2015. Winners will be drawn at random from all of the entrants and announced on the Buzz at Sourcebooks blog on August 13, 2015. Winners have until August 20, 2015 to claim their prize. The giveaway contest is open to US residents and the prizes will be shipped to US addresses. Good luck to all!


July 06           My Jane Austen Book Club (Preview)
July 07           Booktalk & More (Excerpt)                                   
July 08           Reading, Writing, Working, Playing (Review)
July 09           vvb32 Reads (Preview)
July 10           The Paige Turner (Review)                                 
July 10           My Kids Led Me Back To P & P (Excerpt)                                
July 11           Austenprose (Review)                                          
July 12           Laura's Reviews (Preview)                                                          
July 13           Peeking Between the Pages (Review)                         
July 13           Reflections of a Book Addict (Preview)                                               
July 14           Living Read Girl (Review)                        
July 15           Confessions of a Book Addict (Review)
July 16           vvb32 Reads (Review)                 
July 17           Paige Turner (Review)                             
July 18           Truth, Beauty, Freedom & Books (Preview)                           
July 19           Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide (Excerpt)                             
July 20           Laura's Reviews (Review)                                   
July 20           The Calico Critic (Review)                                               
July 21           So Little Time…So Much to Read (Excerpt)
July 21           Poof Books (Excerpt)                                            
July 22           Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 23           Austenprose (Review)                                          
July 24           Peeking Between the Pages (Review) 
July 25           My Love for Jane Austen (Excerpt)
July 25           Living Read Girl (Review)
July 26           Delighted Reader (Review)
July 27           My Jane Austen Book Club (Review)
July 27           Austenesque Reviews (Review)
July 27           Laura's Reviews (Review)
July 28           She Is Too Fond Of Books (Review)
July 29           English Historical Fiction Authors (Preview)                         
July 30           vvb32 Reads (Review)
July 30           Babblings of a Bookworm (Review)
July 31           CozyNookBks (Excerpt)                                       
Aug 01           The Calico Critic (Review)
Aug 01           More Agreeably Engaged (Review)
Aug 02           Scuffed Slippers Wormy Books (Review)
Aug 03           Romantic Historical Reviews (Review)
Aug 03           Psychotic State Book Reviews (Review)         


In the first novel in Winston Graham’s hit series, a weary Ross Poldark returns to England from war, looking forward to a joyful homecoming with his beloved Elizabeth. But instead he discovers his father has died, his home is overrun by livestock and drunken servants, and Elizabeth—believing Ross to be dead—is now engaged to his cousin. Ross has no choice but to start his life anew.

Thus begins the Poldark series, a heartwarming, gripping saga set in the windswept landscape of Cornwall. With an unforgettable cast of characters that spans loves, lives, and generations, this extraordinary masterwork from Winston Graham is a story you will never forget.


In the enchanting second novel in Winston Graham’s beloved Poldark series, Demelza Carne, an impoverished miner’s daughter Ross Poldark rescued from a fairground brawl, now happily finds herself his wife. But the events of these turbulent years test their marriage and their love. As Ross launches into a bitter struggle for the right of the mining communities, Demelza’s efforts to adapt to the ways of the gentry (and her husband) place her in increasingly odd and embarrassing situations. When tragedy strikes and sows the seeds of an enduring rivalry between Ross and the powerful George Warleggan, will Demelza manage to bridge their differences before they destroy her and her husband’s chance at happiness?

Against the stunning backdrop of eighteenth century Cornwall, Demelza sweeps readers into one of the greatest love stories of all time.

Winston Graham (1908-2003) is the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and in 1983 was awarded the O.B.E.


  1. Looking forward to reviews of both. I also loved the first book, and am eager to start the second.

  2. Looking forward to your review. I've not yet read these books.

  3. This has been such a terrific TV series so far. I am really excited to read the books when the show is over!

  4. I am so excited for the show tonight i love poldark and Aiden Turner is such a great actor

  5. Thoroughly enjoying the new show and definitely interested in reading the books now too! Such a great story!

  6. I'll be back on the 20th to read your review of the first book. I'm really excited to read this series. The few excerpts I've read were great. It's so nice to see scenes from the books come to life on the TV series! :)

  7. I am absolutely loving the series and hoping I'll get my hands on the first two books, soon. Thanks for participating in the giveaway! Count me in. :)

  8. Loving this series. Generous giveaway. Thank you!

  9. I will be counting down the days until the 20th then. The more opinions on a book, the more impatient I become to read it.

  10. Oooh, these kind of books make me salivate! Too bad the giveaway is only for US. I will come back to read your reviews.

  11. This sounds intriguing. I havent had a chance to see the series, but eventually will do so. I am eagerly anticipating reading the books as the story sounds so intriguing with the more excerpts and reviews I read. What a generous give awway.

  12. The Poldark series is the highlight of my week. Looking forward to your reviews. I've been reading many of the reviews on this tour and enjoying both those and the excerpts. It's such a fun, adventurous series. Can't wait to get hold of the books.

  13. I am enjoying watching poldark i love Aiden Turner i am so excited to watch every sunday night

  14. Love this show. My daughter would love these books for sure. Thanks for the giveaway chance. Good luck to everyone.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  15. I too have been watching the new show and am enjoying it but would like to read the books as well.

  16. I can't believe I didn't even know the series was based on books (although I should have known) until I saw all my friends were reading it. Can't wait to read them!

  17. I really want to read the books now after seeing the show!

  18. Love the show! Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark is just the best! Cant wait to read this books they seem sooo good!

  19. I would love to read these books after seeing the series. I am hooked!
    donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

  20. So happy to win q copy of Demelza! Im entering here again as I do read this blog, love the rose photo at the top and the blog tour was here on my birthday! Of course I would love to win the big prize but Im more than happy with my Demelza win! Just wast to say thank you for participating in the Poldark Blog Tour! Huzzah!

  21. This is an intriguing story with and with beautiful people in a beautiful setting. Would love a chance to read the books. Maureen

  22. my daughter & I love Sunday nights watching PBS, this show is amazing and we look forward to next season-it can't come soon enough!

  23. Thank-you for all of the great comments! I was happy to be a part of this tour. Thank-you to Laurel Ann from Austenprose!