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BOOK TOUR: A Tangled Web: Allan’s Miscellany 1846 (Allan’s Miscellany #3) by Sandra Schwab

02_A Tangled Web
Publication Date: July 14, 2014
eBook; 104p

Series: Allan’s Miscellany
Genre: Historical Romance


Lawrence Pelham works as a comic artist for Allan’s Miscellany. A chance meeting with a young woman dressed in mourning changes Pel’s whole life, and without his even knowing, he is thrown into a world of mystery and intrigue, where nothing is as it seems to be—especially not the woman he has given his heart to.

Her whole life Sarah Browne has been told how plain she is, how nondescript, destined to become an old maid. For years she has been her family’s dutiful nursing maid and caretaker, but now a secret inheritance and an encounter with the charming Mr. Pelham seem to offer her a chance to break out of her life of duty and drudgery—if she dares to take it. Yet how could such an interesting, witty man like Mr. Pelham be possibly interested in her boring self?

And so, Sarah soon finds herself entangled in a web of lies and deceit, which might even cost her the love of her life.

Sarah suffers from low self esteem both promoted and capitalized by her family. She feels she’s destined for a solitary life due to her below average appearance. A chance meeting revives life into Sarah as we champion her on to her quest of self discovery. Loved the way Schwab takes Sarah on a journey where she gains independence and learns to love herself. She discovers her voice and sets off on her own course. Seeing herself through Pel’s eyes is touching and well done.

Pel is a sensitive sweet man. Smitten instantly with Sarah he approaches carefully not wanting to cause Sarah to flee. He’s tender and caring, exactly what this young woman needs. Watching him pursue Sarah is just plain sweet. Both evoke a wholesomeness and vulnerability. Pel isn’t hesitant to apologize and say he’s sorry with heartfelt meaning.

The ending albeit predictable, a cute little twist towards the end caps the story. A feel good story with the right dose of romance. Quick sentimental read. Worth your time, will put a smile on your face and warm your heart.


Praise for A Tangled Web

“Once again [Schwab] weaves brilliantly researched historical details into a story that not only is irresistibly romantic, but also sparkles with wit. To top it off, she has come up with an enchanting couple that truly earns their happy ending.” ~ Tina Dick, LoveLetter

Praise for The Bride Prize

“The Bride Prize is, in a word, delightful. […] I smiled for a long time when it was over. I cannot wait until the next installment in this series.” ~ Michelle Boule, http://www.wanderingeye.com

Allan’s Miscellany Series Titles

Book One: The Bride Prize

Book Two: Falling For a Scoundrel

Book Three: A Tangled Web

Book Four: Devil’s Return

About the Author04_Sandra Schwab2

Award-winning author Sandra Schwab started writing her first novel when she was seven years old. Thirty-odd years later, telling stories is still her greatest passion, even though by now she has exchanged her pink fountain pen of old for a black computer keyboard. Since the release of her debut novel in 2005, she has enchanted readers worldwide with her unusual historical romances.

She holds a PhD in English literature and lives in Frankfurt am Main / Germany with a sketchbook, a sewing machine, and an ever-expanding library. Her new series about the fictional magazine Allan’s Miscellany combines her academic research on Victorian periodicals with her love for story-telling.

For more information please visit Sandra Schwab’s website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads.

A Tangled Web: Allan’s Miscellany 1846 Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 29
Review at Book Nerd
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Tuesday, September 30
Interview at Curling Up With a Good Book
Spotlight at Romantic Historical Reviews

Wednesday, October 1
Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Thursday, October 2
Guest Post at Book Babe

Friday, October 3
Review at Unshelfish
Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, October 6
Review at Reading World

Tuesday, October 7
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Wednesday, October 8
Guest Post & Giveaway at Historical Tapestry

Thursday, October 9
Spotlight at Historical Fiction Connection

Friday, October 10
Review at Back Porchervations
Spotlight & Giveaway at Susan Heim on Writing

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  1. This was a fun read. I really enjoyed it!

    • So did I. I liked the message. Will def check out past and future books. I was pleasantly surprised. Happy you feel the same. Super sweet story.

  2. sandraschwab

     /  October 10, 2014

    Thanks so much for having hosted me! I’m so sorry that I’m so late catching up – my work my day job has been killing me (gah!).

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed Sarah & Pel’s story. I’m having a lot of fun with this Victorian series. 🙂

    • Thank you for stopping by. Great series I’m hooked. It was a pleasure being part of the tour. I look forward to more of your work.


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