SABT Review: When Robins Appear by Densie Webb

Posted 24 November, 2020 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

SABT Review: When Robins Appear by Densie Webb
Title: When Robinds Appear
Author: Densie Webb
Published by Red Adept Publishing
Date Published: October 17,2020
Pages: 322
Genres: Women's Fiction
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon

With a lucrative freelance career and a loving family, Deborah Earle has a life many women would envy. But her daughter, Amanda, is heading to college soon, and Deborah worries about having an empty nest. She thinks another child might be the answer. Her husband, Richard, however, may not be willing to start over so late in life.

Amanda is excited about attending NYU next year, but she meets Graham, a handsome older boy, falls hard, and considers postponing her education to stay close to him. Her mother takes an instant dislike to Graham, but Amanda refuses to let her keep them apart.

As Deborah watches her daughter rush headlong toward heartache on an all-too-familiar path, the secrets lurking in Deborah’s past continue to echo in her present. When tragedy strikes, Deborah faces a future she could never have imagined.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
This is my first Densie Webb read, but it will not be my last! From start to finish, I was engrossed in this beautifully written, page turning novel. I fell in love with the characters, feeling like I was among friends and family. It was bittersweet for me, however, making me miss my own mother.

The relationship between Deborah & Amanda had so many emotional moments. I saw so much of my own mother in Deborah, and myself in Amanda. Richard and Graham’s characters were chiseled wonderfully. The interactions between these four characters was very life like and flawfilled, playing out more like a movie than just a novel.

If you love novels filled with family, secrets, hope, longing, and drama, then When Robins Appear is perfect for you. With each page turn you get something new to the story. Your emotions will be on a roller coaster ride and when you reach the end, Webb’s novel will leave you reflecting on your life, your dreams, your past and your future.

This is definitely a book I recommend to all! Don’t miss it, grab it up now. I can’t wait to go back and look for Webb’s previous novels, especially if they are filled with beautiful characters and real-to-life circumstances that jump off the pages.

About Densie Webb

Densie Webb (not Denise) has spent a long career as a freelance nonfiction writer and editor, specializing in health and nutrition, and has published several books on the topic. She grew up in Louisiana, spent 13 years in New York City, and settled in Austin, TX, where it’s summer nine months out of the year. She is an avid walker (not of the dead variety, though she adores zombies, vampires, and apocalyptic stories), drinks too much coffee, and has a small “devil dog” that keeps her on her toes. She has arrested development in musical tastes and her two grown children provide her with musical recommendations on a regular basis.

The fiction bug bit her several years ago and she now has three published novels. The first, a romantic suspense, titled, “You’ll Be Thinking of Me,”was published with Soul Mate Publishing in 2015 and was a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers 2016 Award of Excellence. Her second novel, a paranormal romance, titled, “Le Rémede” was published with Wild Rose Press in 2018. Her third novel, and her women’s fiction debut, “When Robins Appear,” is slated to be published October 20, 2020 with Red Adept Publishing.

Her flash fiction submission, title, “The Prank” was a runner up in the Women on Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction contest. She also had her essay, “Boob Job Regrets: In appreciation of Your Previously Small Chest,” included in an anthology compiled by author Randy Susan Meyers, titled “Women Under Scrutiny: An Anthology of Truths, Essays, Poems, Stories & Art.” All proceeds from the anthology go to Rosie’s Place in Boston, a sanctuary for poor and homeless women.

She is currently working on novel #4.

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