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Ll then the land of Anne of Green Gables After only having read The Building of Jalna it was interesting and satisfying to see Adeline as an irascible whiskery old lady of 99 although still the center of attention Where is the nergy and optimism that built Jalna originally Dissipated for the most part in a feeling of Mystery at Kittiwake Bay entitled indolence Alayne the new bride from the states can see it but is helpless toven get a cup of coffee instead of the interminable tea Too many brothers with too many petty jealousies and too dependent on Rennie the current owner of Jalna for "Their Bread And Butter Crazy But Compelling Oh My Those " bread and butter Crazy but compelling Oh my Those "A lot happens in this book It is actually the first book that "lot happens in this book It is actually the first book that author wrote in the series she went back later and filled in the history of the family in what *are now the first 6 books of the *now the first 6 books of the if read chronologically instead of in published order In this book there are as usual 3 generations of Whiteoaks living at Jalna The oldest is 100 and the youngest is 10 They are such an insular family rarely getting away from ach other or the house and this closeness can lead to trouble So interesting to see how my feelings towards a lot of the characters have changed since I read these books at 14 15 years of age What I once thought romantic now not so much First book in this classic family sage series set in Canada Good old fashioned book with lots of drama I read and njoyed the The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, entire Whiteoaks of Jalna series as a teenager beginning with The Building of Jalna and finishing with Centenary at Jalna When my mother passed away in 1996 I discovered that somewhere along the way she had acuired the full set in paperback Since I had always intended to read them again some day I took them home and added them to my own libraryThis summer I decided to renter the world of Jalna but this time I m reading the books in the order they were written rather than chronologically So far I think that was a good decision as I don t have a sense of this happened then that After all when we make friends with someone we don t learn their life story from start to finish do weIf someone was considering reading the Jalna books for the first time I would suggest beginning with Jalna as I found it compelling than I remember The Building of Jalna being It s closer to a 35 stars book but I just had to round it up for the incredible depth of the characterizations These Whiteoak people as redundant as aspects do get are chiseled out and stamped with. N from which the series takes its nameThis is the story of two marriages that of young Piers who has created a tumult by marrying. .
I first read this in my "youth 40 years ago and loved it then Having revisited it all these years later I " 40 years ago and loved it then Having revisited it all these years later I I njoyed it ven in the intervening years I have developed a much deeper appreciation of Mazo de la Roche s fantastic descriptions and characterisations I *admire and am appalled by the Whiteoaks in ual measures and they make me laugh till I cry *and am appalled by the Whiteoaks in ual measures and they make me laugh till I cry read this book in Jr Hi and Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code escaped into another time and place I have read it times than I can count andventually bought the Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, entire set at garage sales booksales and the internet I want to be part of the Whiteoak family Ispecially Daddy Wanted enjoyed it because my father was from Ontario Canada Funny and interesting to re read something from your childhood I remember going to the library in Helsinki and the the first book suggested by the librarian in the adult book department was the Jalna series by Mazo de la Roche Little did I know that I would be living for a while not too far from the original JalnaInteresting how life surprises you I do understand why I loved the series madly when I was a youngerand Injoyed the re read Forbidden Stranger experience for nostalgic reasons Jalna is totally absorbing Like all the Jalna novels it is well written and its characters well drawn De La Roche makes the landscape here isspecially lyrical the multifaceted plot Snowy River Man especially interesting and the many characters of the Whiteoak family distinctive and not always attractive but generally sympathetic and well real The rascally matriarch celebrates her 100th birthday and while no completely happyndings are in sight Jalna and the Whiteoaks ndure So I finally gave in and started reading this series My mother has been going on and on about Jalna since I can remember and she finally bought "this one for me at a used books store because she just knows that I will love it "one for me at a used books store because she just knows that I will love it of course I was forced to admit that mom was right and I fell in love with the Whiteoaks This one the 7th in the series chronologically has a lot of characters and juicy drama and it also got me curious about what happened before So now I m working my way through the whole series Which I recommend warmly because you will love it A completely new view on Canadians Who knew about the passion and the drama This really does read like a Southern mildly gothic tale with multiple generations and hangers on living in one grand house Bachelor uncles and lower class daughter in laws all reveling in their ccentricities like something out of Truman Capote or Erskine Caldwe. The Jalna saga unfolds the lives and loves of the unforgettable family whose heart is centered in Jalna the great rambling mansio.