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Whiteoaks Of Jalna (Whiteoaks of Jalna #8)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  251 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
This novel, which continues the adventures of the Whiteoaks, tells of young Finch's desperate struggle into manhood.

Out of Finch's agonizing search for self a new drama emerges that profoundly affects the destiny of all the Whiteoaks.
Published by Kessinger Publishing (first published January 1st 1929)
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Apr 02, 2009 Katherine rated it really liked it
During this book in the series, it occurred to me that no one in the family is particularly admirable. But that does not make it less fun and engaging.
Mar 27, 2012 Holly rated it it was amazing
WHITEOAKS OF JALNA is a worthy sequel to the best-selling JALNA. It continues storylines begun in the previous book, with younger brother Finch Whiteoak coming into prominence as a major character. Finch is a sensitive, awkward adolescent who loves music more than anything else. He's apparently bisexual or at least sexually confused, and at one point he runs away from home because his brothers treat him unkindly. He later forms an unlikely friendship with Adeline, his centenarian grandmother. An ...more
Sep 19, 2015 Debbie rated it really liked it
Poor ignored and abused Finch. Yet as indifferently and condescendingly as Renny treats him; I can't help being kind of in love with Renny myself. Melodrama, yes, but oddly compelling and characters that recognizably real.
Kathy  Petersen
Three stars for a Jalna book might be four stars for another type, but Book 7, titled merely Jalna, was so good that this tale of, mostly, the next generation pales in comparison. (Perhaps I should have spaced the two more widely.)

Several members of the younger Whiteoak generation have troubles and personality blights, including, interestingly enough, The Inheritance, or rather the receiver thereof. Marriages also tumble, lives are hampered, indecision is prevalent, and the seemingly immortal Ad
Craig Downey
May 01, 2008 Craig Downey rated it really liked it
This series, Jalna, is one of my all time favourites. This multi-generational family weave an exciting tale over many generations in this series. The series shows the industrialization & urbanization of Canada and yet the story is told in rural Ontario. It also shows how the country moves from being a British Colony to a growing relationship with the States. My favourite elements in the story is the importance of food, love how the author descibes it, and the unique memoriable names used. I ...more
Mar 25, 2016 Oliver rated it liked it
If you like family sagas and romantic complications, you can add a star
Meg Ulmes
Jan 24, 2012 Meg Ulmes rated it it was amazing
I love this book as much as any in the series--and I don't want to say too much or say why because there are just too many spoilers. I'm ready to start the next in the series.
Aug 04, 2007 Amma rated it really liked it
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You cant stop reading these books. You have to know more about the family. The characters are so different and love is a big thing. ...more
Phivan Wright
Mar 20, 2008 Phivan Wright rated it liked it
I can't remember how many books there are in the series, sixteen? seventeen? but I read them all. It was simply addictive.
Feb 08, 2012 Loraxe rated it it was ok
Wow, I remember the Jalna books as being really good. Maybe not everything should be revisited as an adult.
Apr 04, 2011 Patty rated it really liked it
I am really hooked on these books. Can't wait to get the next one.
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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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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)
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  • Whiteoak Heritage (Whiteoaks of Jalna, #5)
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