Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Variable Winds At Jalna” as Want to Read:
Variable Winds At Jalna
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Variable Winds At Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna #15)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  130 ratings  ·  3 reviews
In Variable Winds at Jalna, the immediate sequel to Renny’s Daughter, Maitland Fitzturgis and his sister, Sylvia Fleming, travel from Ireland for his official acceptance by the family as Adeline’s husband. Finch and Maurice also return, and Maurice brings with him his own problematic affairs of the heart. It quickly becomes one of the most fateful years that Jalna has know...more
Published 1954 by Little, Brown
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Variable Winds At Jalna, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Variable Winds At Jalna

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 180)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Pure soap opera, but I like VARIABLE WINDS AT JALNA. Baldly put, the storyline runs something like this:

Maurice ("Mooey") Whiteoak develops a drinking problem because of his unrequited love for cousin Adeline, who loves Maitland Fitzturgis, who flirts with cousin Roma, who jilts Norman Green, who jilts Patience (Meg's daughter), who marries author Humphrey Bell, who once had a crush on Adeline...

Got it? Adeline's "one and only love," Fitzturgis, comes out to Canada to marry her, but on closer in...more
In the 2nd to last book in the Jalna series, we finally have Adeline's Irish love coming to stay at Jalna - two years after they met in Ireland. Naturally Renny and the uncles dislike Mr Maitland Fitzturgis, but they all make an effort to get along. Without totally spoiling the plot, this is the book where young Adeline REALLY lives up to her great-grandmother's reputation by stoning a pair of unfaithful lovers! Subplots include Finch falling in love, Meg and Patience also finding love, and Pier...more
Meg Ulmes
This episode of the Whiteoak saga was filled with events--not revealing any spoilers. But de la Roche is setting up the final novel which I just started last night. What will I do when I finish that one? I'm addicted to the Whiteoaks!
Salma Siddiqui
Salma Siddiqui marked it as to-read
Sep 27, 2014
Cheryl marked it as to-read
Sep 25, 2014
Diane marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2014
Christine Imms
Christine Imms marked it as to-read
May 31, 2014
Jim marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2014
Fernanda Bento
Fernanda Bento marked it as to-read
Mar 26, 2014
Leslie Abellaniza
Leslie Abellaniza marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2014
Leslie Abellaniza
Leslie Abellaniza marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2014
Margaret marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Mazo de la Roche, born Mazo Louise Roche, was the author of the Jalna novels, one of the most popular series of books of her time.

The Jalna series consists of sixteen novels that tell the story of the Canadian Whiteoak family from 1854 to 1954, although each of the novels can also be enjoyed as an independent story. In the world of the Whiteoaks, as in real life, people live and die, find success...more
More about Mazo de la Roche...
Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, Book 7) The Building Of Jalna Mary Wakefield (Whiteoaks of Jalna, Book 3) Whiteoaks Of Jalna Morning at Jalna

Share This Book