The Building Of Jalna

The Building Of Jalna

Book - 2009
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First published in 1944, The Building of Jalna is one of sixteen books in the Jalna series written by Canada's Mazo de la Roche . In The Building of Jalna , Adeline, an impulsive bride with an Irish temper, and her husband, Captain Whiteoak, select Lake Ontario as the site of their new home. De la Roche chronicles their trials and tribulations during the building of the house, the swimming and skating parties, and the jealousies and humourous events that arise. This is book 1 of 16 in The Whiteoak Chronicles . It is followed by Morning at Jalna.

Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781550028782
Characteristics: 342 p. ; 23 cm.


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StratfordLibrary Mar 28, 2018

Blind Date with a Book 2018 comment: "Unique story and something different"

Apr 21, 2016

This was the beginning of a long series about the Whiteoak family who leave their native England to create a life in Canada. The story centers around the building of their home and family. There are small conflicts along the way for the characters to deal with but mostly it is just a simple story of how this young couple start their lives. A nice read.

Mar 02, 2013

Great family saga series. Characters well drawn and engrossing.

Apr 15, 2012

Southern Ontario's very own soap opera/epic saga - and for that's reason enough to read - delightful within it's genre.


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technojoy Jan 02, 2012

Philip and Adeline Whiteoak journey from India to England to Ireland to Quebec to Ontario. This is the first book, chronologically by events, in the Jalna novels series.

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