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Variable Winds At Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna #15)

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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
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Published 1954 by Little, Brown
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Holly
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
K.l.
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!
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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
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