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Whiteoak Heritage (Whiteoaks of Jalna #5)

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Published in 1940, Whiteoak Heritage chronicles the fortunes of the Whiteoak family after the Second World War. The drama continues at Jalna when Renny returns home to find his one-time love still unforgiving and his brother still involved with an older woman. This is book 5 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles. It is followed by Whiteoak Brothers.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 29th 2009 by Dundurn (first published 1940)
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A Jalna novel set in 1919. Renny Whiteoak returns from the Great War to find many changes at the family homestead. His father and stepmother have both died, leaving behind four orphaned young half-brothers. Renny becomes, overnight, an instant "father," in a manner of speaking, but the role doesn't suit him well at first. Our hero is arrogant and domineering by nature, and the young brothers don't take too kindly to his rule. Most of the conflict comes from his struggle to control their vagaries...more
Kathy  Petersen
Jalna #5 chronicles Renny's return from WWI and his reinstatement as head of the Whiteoaks, with his older sister and four younger brothers as well as the older generation of uncles and the irrepressible Adeline, his grandmother, to which add sister Meg's former love and his daughter, Eden's "older woman" and her tenants, and horses, dogs, and some ancillary characters. Canada is getting crowded, but it's all a pleasant, nicely written and plotted read.

De La Roche discusses hardly at all WWI, bu...more
Better than the last ones, more structure and a good ending.
Meg Ulmes
This novel is so much better than the one that preceded it. It has more depth and substance and an absolute villainess that I truly hated by the end of the book. The plot is interesting and takes some twists that I didn't expect. I have chosen my favoritecharacter so far--Renny.
Aug 04, 2007 Amma rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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Same as previous Jalna books.
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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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