Mary Wakefield Author:Mazo De La Roche At Jalna, in the warm beauty of a Canadian summer, a turbulent love story was enacted in 1893. Readers of the previous novels do not need to be told why the story was turbulent. Those who meet the vigorous Whiteoaks for the first time in this novel will come upon them at a most crucial moment, when the whole course of the family as chronicled in... more » the later novels as about to be determined.
Adeline Whiteoak rules Jalna as a dowager queen. Philip, the heir, has two motherless children and Mary Wakefield is brought from England to be their governess. The story told now is of what happened just then, when gentle, pretty Mary appeared in the midst of that willful and thoroughly human clan.« less