First published as Whiteoaks in 1929, in Whiteoaks of Jalna, the saga of the Whiteoak family continues, with more rivalries, tangled relationships, and secret love affairs.The colourful matriarch Adeline Whiteoak dies at 101. Each book is a complete and satisfying story in its own right, but the Jalna series has proven itself to be addictive to generations of readers around the world.
The novel which launched the Jalna series. We are introduced to the Whiteoak family, and their estate, Jalna, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Note this was the first book written, but there are six books which are set chronologically prior to this one.