A Tangled Web (Google eBook)

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Dundurn, 2009 - Fiction - 296 pages
63 Reviews

No amount of drama between the Dark and Penhallow families can prepare them for what follows when Aunt Becky bequeaths her prized heirloom jug - the owner to be revealed in one year's time. The intermarriages, and resulting fighting and feuding, that have occurred over the years grow more intense as Gay Penhallow's fiancť leaves her for the devious Nan Penhallow; Peter Penhallow and Donna Dark find love after a lifelong hatred of each other; and Joscelyn and Hugh Dark, inexplicably separated on their wedding night, are reunited.

Hopes and shortcomings are revealed as we follow the fates of the clan for an entire year. The legendary jug sits amid this love, heartbreak, and hilarity as each family member works to acquire the heirloom. But on the night that the eccentric matriarch's wishes are to be revealed, both families find the biggest surprise of all.

  

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User Review  - Jellybelly - Goodreads

Loses a couple of stars for a ridiculously racist joke at the ending which I did not see coming. Otherwise, this book was a great read if you are looking for a quiet, atmospheric yarn that is very easy. Read full review

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User Review  - Mitzi - Goodreads

Love this book more for the writing than the plot, the interesting characters and Montgomery's way with words are what hold it all together. A fun read, despite the terrible last paragraph (feel free to skip that bit!). Read full review

Contents

Introduction by Benjamin Lefebvre
9
CHAPTER I
19
CHAPTER II
118
CHAPTER III
157
CHAPTER IV
203
BLINDLY WISE
244
FINALLY BRETHREN
280
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) was the celebrated author of Anne of Green Gables and numerous other classics for young people. She was born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island and attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown where she obtained her teaching certificate.

Benjamin Lefebvre received his Ph.D. in English from McMaster University and is director of the L.M. Montgomery Reserach Group. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

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