Lord Jeremy Landon, Earl of Bennington, spent the last ten years rebuilding the ruined earldom he inherited from his scandal-ridden uncle. He has one final debt to repay. In lieu of money, though, he is manipulated into marrying a spinster…
Lady Eliza Burke is tired of living under the rule of a tyrannical mother. She’ll do anything to escape, even marry a man she doesn’t know—and a man her mother despises. Eliza doesn’t believe herself destined for love. Lord Bennington doesn’t believe he’s destined for happiness. Both are about to be tested by a scandal that could tear them apart forever.
And now onto the top 9 reasons why YOU should be watching POLDARK. (No spoilers!)
- Wide, sweeping landscapes of the Cornish landscape.
- Perfect casting. Perfect.
- An Easter egg in the new series for those familiar with the original. My grandmother had season one of the 1970’s version on VHS. I have extremely fond memories of Robin Ellis and Angharad Rees. The chemistry was incredible and the soap quality was fabulously operatic. It’s dated as heck and all the better for it, if you ask me. Better yet, ask the bad wigs.
- No breaks. Just when things look up, circumstances change. You’re always at the edge of your seat. It’s impossible to catch a breath. Intrigue to the left. Intrigue to the right. To the back. To the front. Up and down and all around. That’s why it’s best watched via binge.
- Very nearly the perfect villain. Needed: One white Persian. The grandson of a blacksmith who has grown rich…he desperately wants to be a gentleman and can’t see how Ross Poldark inspires such loyalty. Oh, and he’s in love with Ross’s former fiancé who ended up marrying Ross’s cousin, Francis.
- The smoldering looks…they do smolder so. *swoon*
- The houses. I’ve already mentally moved into Trenwith and I’m afraid I have to break the bad news that it’s not on view to the public…I’m too busy swanning through the halls in my gorgeous gown and taking tea with my friends.
- Forgiveness. Again and again, the family works through trials, deaths, and betrayals, real and perceived. Again and again, with the help of their most important member, they find it in their hearts to set the past aside and forgive.
- What a hero. A man passionate about social justice? I’m all in. If you’re not in love after season one, watch the courtroom scene in the beginning of season two. He’s doing the right thing…and were it not for that odious George, he’d be his own worst enemy. Although when it comes to Elizabeth, the gorgeous bastard becomes one of the stupidest men ever to have lived.
About the author:
Ingrid Hahn is the author of the Landon sisters series – To Win a Lady’s Heart, To Covet a Lady’s Heart, and To Seduce a Lady’s Heart, which is available now.