A Tangled Web

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Dundurn, Mar 30, 2009 - Fiction - 296 pages
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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 fiancÚ 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  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

One of the few L.M. Montgomery titles that I did not read in my childhood, A Tangled Web was a double treat, in that it contained so many well-loved Montgomery "types," but was also wholly new to me ... Read full review

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

I read this book when I was young but it remained one of my favourite L. M. Montgomery books. My sister passed her copy on to me and since I was looking for a book set in PEI for a reading challenge I ... 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
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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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