Perhaps the most classic novels of Mazo de la Roche's monumental
family saga are these four, which were the first books written in
the series, though they fall in the middle of her books'
multi-generation narrative. These, including the original novel
, were the books that first established the
world of Jalna in the minds of readers and de la Roche herself, and
set the stage for the twelve sequels and prequels that were to
Whiteoaks of Jalna