Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Variable Winds At Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #15)” as Want to Read:
Variable Winds At Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #15)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Variable Winds At Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna #15)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  165 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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 known, and the story ends with more than one peal of the wedding bells.
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 251)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Mar 27, 2012 Holly rated it really liked it
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
Feb 25, 2016 Debbie rated it really liked it
Things seem much the same yet somewhat calmer at jalna these days. Meg is still her passive aggressive acquisitive best. Finch is his self absorbed worst, but uncharacteristically subtle in his machinations to get Meg out of his hair (for which I cannot blame him). Roma is as disingenuous and viperish as ever. Archer is a pill, and Dennis is pathetic, yet somehow not sympathetic. And reliable Piers sits back and observes with all his sardonic common sense.
Feb 29, 2012 K.l. rated it liked it
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
Mar 17, 2015 JoLynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this old series about a Canadian family.
Meg Ulmes
Apr 25, 2012 Meg Ulmes rated it really liked it
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!
Karen Burton
Karen Burton marked it as to-read
Oct 20, 2016
Laurence George
Laurence George marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2016
Bente Rasmussen
Bente Rasmussen marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2016
Marjorie Wood
Marjorie Wood rated it it was amazing
Sep 06, 2016
Cher rated it really liked it
Sep 05, 2016
Ledia marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2016
Druie rated it really liked it
Jun 17, 2016
Jill Glenister
Jill Glenister rated it really liked it
May 30, 2016
Jenn M
Jenn M marked it as to-read
May 13, 2016
Anne Boesiger
Anne Boesiger rated it it was amazing
May 08, 2016
Janet Louise
Janet Louise rated it really liked it
Apr 25, 2016
Zoe marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2016
Gro Monika
Gro Monika marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2016
Roxana Cora
Roxana Cora rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2016
Lisa Hardy
Lisa Hardy rated it liked it
Feb 12, 2016
Philomena rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2016
Mary marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2016
Chris marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Divide
  • How Happy to Be
  • Cold Comfort: A Detective Barry Gilbert Mystery (Detective Barry Gilbert Mysteries)
  • More Joy in Heaven (New Canadian Library)
  • More
  • Raymond and Hannah
  • The Rules of Engagement
  • No New Land
  • In a Glass House
  • In the Land of Long Fingernails
  • Looking for X
  • The Big Bazoohley
  • The Blue Helmet
  • Leaving Earth
  • Cabbagetown
  • Barometer Rising
  • The Incomparable Atuk
  • Do or Die (Inspector Green Mystery, #1)
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 about Mazo de la Roche...

Other Books in the Series

Whiteoaks of Jalna (1 - 10 of 16 books)
  • The Building Of Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #1)
  • Morning at Jalna (Whiteoaks Of Jalna, #2)
  • Mary Wakefield (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #3)
  • Young Renny (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #4)
  • Whiteoak Heritage (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #5)
  • Whiteoak Brothers (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #6)
  • Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #7)
  • Whiteoaks Of Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #8)
  • Finch's Fortune (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #9)
  • The Master of Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #10)

Share This Book