A Tangled Web
Over the years sixty members of the Dark family and sixty Penhallows have married one another--but not without their share of fighting and feuding. Now Aunt Becky, the eccentric old matriarch of the clan, has bequeathed her prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug. But the name of the jug's... show more
Over the years sixty members of the Dark family and sixty Penhallows have married one another--but not without their share of fighting and feuding. Now Aunt Becky, the eccentric old matriarch of the clan, has bequeathed her prized possession: a legendary heirloom jug. But the name of the jug's new owner will not be revealed for one year. In the next twelve months beautiful Gay Penhallow's handsome fiance Noel Gibson leaves her for sly and seductive Nan Penhallow; reckless Peter Penhallow and lovely Donna Dark, who have hated each other since childhood, are inexplicably brought together by the jug; Hugh and Joscelyn Dark, separated on their wedding night ten years ago for reasons never revealed, find a second chance--all watched over by the mysterious Moon Man, who has the gift of second sight. Then comes the night when Aunt Becky's wishes will be revealed...and the family is in for the biggest surprise of all.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1st 1989
Publisher: Seal Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Canadian Literature
(reread) Ughhhhh, there’s so much racism. And ableism. And weird romances where we’re supposed to cheer for the characters but I just wanted to yell: GET OUT! I did love Margaret, and Aunt Becky, and dang Montgomery can turn a phrase. But this was not my most successful re-read ever, although the pe...
This one was reissued recently and since I haven’t read it in years, I checked it out in a fit of LMM nostalgia. For the most part I enjoyed it, although it’s not one of the strongest of her books. But eek, I had forgotten about the really awful racism at the end! It left me with a sour taste in my ...
L.M. Montgomery was very very good at several things, and one of those was keeping a secret from her readers, building suspense until she finally decides to reveal all – which is always done in a satisfying manner. And she never does it better than in A Tangled Web – through the petty jealousies and...
I hate rating a book from L.M. just 2 stars, because I love her and I think she had a wonderful imagination, telling so many stories from so many people in just one book. A Tangled Web is not different. There are so many characters, and all of them are Dark or Penhallows. But I couldn't love the boo...
This is probably my tenth reading of this book - it might be (next to Anne of Green Gables) one of the books I've re-read the most times. So, I suppose it goes with out saying that I've always loved this and considered it the best of Montgomery's stand alone books, but after years away from her wor...