Life, like marriage is hard work. Some days are good, some days are bad and others we hope are in between.
Demelza, A Novel Of Cornwall, by Winston Graham, is the second book in the Poldark series.
In this book, Demelza is no longer the teenaged house maid of Ross Poldark, the protagonist of the series. Demelza is now married to Ross, a first time mother and a member of the upper classes. But her life is not all sunshine and happily ever after. While Ross struggles to keep his mines open and support the communities that work in the mines, George Warleggan does everything in his power to stop Ross. While adapting to her new family and her new role in society, Demelza becomes close with Verity, Ross’s unmarried cousin who is still nursing a broken heart for the man her brother and father rejected years earlier.
Will Demelza find peace and her place in this world? Or will this miner’s daughter always be a miners daughter?
After reading books 1 & 3 and watching the recent PBS miniseries, I was eager to read the books. I was not disappointed. In contrast to what was expected of a “lady” of the era, Demelza is smart, capable and true to her roots.
I recommend it.