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The Master of Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna #10)

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Renny attempts to carry on the family tradition after the death of his grandfather. He faces a financial crisis in the effort to keep the estate intact.
Mass Market Paperback, 286 pages
Published November 12th 1975 by Fawcett (first published June 1933)
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Mar 27, 2012 Holly rated it liked it
When I first read THE MASTER OF JALNA, I was very angry at author Mazo de la Roche. Previously I had loved the Whiteoak Saga as related in JALNA, WHITEOAKS OF JALNA and FINCH'S FORTUNE. I'd been looking forward eagerly to the next installment. But in this book, de la Roche does several (to my mind) unforgivable things:

(1) She killed off Eden Whiteoak, my favorite character! Halfway through the book Eden dies horribly of tuberculosis, coughing up blood in his sister's spare bedroom. This upset me
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The Master of Jalna
Mazo de la Roche
Pan Books, Ltd., 1954 (first published in 1933)
ISBN 0330202626
Mass Market
Also available as a trade paperback re-issue from XYZ Publishing

The Master of Jalna is the fourth by publication date, tenth by story chronology, of 16 novels spanning a hundred years from 1854 to 1954. Known as the Whiteoak Chronicles or the Jalna series, they told the saga of a Canadian family and Jalna, the family manor. The books are usually listed chronologically by story line rather
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Mar 16, 2012 Meg Ulmes rated it really liked it
I am reading the Jalna series one book after another and with each book I read, I am more hooked on the Whiteoak family. This book really carries the story forward in many ways as several family members are lost and new ones are born. Renny takes center stage as he makes decisions that please him, but do not necessarily make his family happy. I am ready to read the next installment in the story--as soon as it gets here from the library.
Kristine Morris
The whole family returns to Jalna and the saga continues. It's too bad I am not reading these in order - get's a little confusing, although after 7 books, I think I have most of the family lines straight. Mazo de la Roche writes beautifully about the countryside and the changing of seasons and she has a way with expressing the thoughts of her characters in such human (and not necessarily nice) terms.
Nov 23, 2015 Debbie rated it really liked it
As the melodrama continues everyone seems (as always) at cross purposes. Times are bad at Jalna, and although everyone is happy as ever to live off of Renny, everyone is ticked off at his way of funding it. As always, oddly, Piers, who seems the simplest most straightforward brother is the one most sensitive to the desires of others, although he doesn't always act on his perceptions.
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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
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Whiteoaks of Jalna (1 - 10 of 16 books)
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