Conflicting Webs

Fiction - General
480 Pages
Reviewed on 03/12/2015
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Author Biography

Darlene Quinn is an international award winning author and speaker from Long Beach, California.

Darlene writes what she likes to read, which is page-turning-suspense, based on actual events while never allowing the facts to get in the way of a good story. As part of a nine-member management team for the Bullocks Wilshire Specialty Department Stores (West Coast Division of the former Federated Department Store conglomerate ~ now Macy's Inc.) She has an insider's perspective on the rise and fall of major department stores.

National and International Awards:

Conflicting Webs
2015 Reader Favorite Award for General Fiction
2015 Beverly Hills Book Awards General Fiction

Unpredictable Webs
2014 International Readers Favorite Gold Medal for General Fiction
2014 Beverly Hills Book Awards and the President's Choice top prize winner!

Twisted Webs
2011 International Book Award Winner for Fiction and Literature
2011 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction.

Webs of Power
2009 National Indie Excellence Award for General Fiction

Webs of Fate
2011 Readers Favorite Award for General Fiction.

Quinn's first published novel, Sizzling Cold Case, published in January of 2007, was a somewhat unusual collaboration as well as labor of love for her dear friend, Buddy Ebsen. His work-in-progress was a Barnaby Jones novel, which at his widow's request, Quinn was thrilled to complete.

Prior to being an author and speaker, Quinn was a teacher in the public school system, a self-improvement and modeling instructor, a private contractor for the city, department stores (Bullock's/Robinson's), and hospitals.

Darlene has two children, John and Jodie, six wonderful grandchildren, and lives with her husband and greatest supporter, Jack, in Long Beach and Big Bear, California.

She is currently working on the sixth book in her Web Series, Severed Webs.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jessyca Garcia for Readers' Favorite

I absolutely loved Conflicting Webs by Darlene Quinn. Conflicting Webs, which happens to be a stand-alone story, is the fifth addition to Quinn’s Web series. The Web series contains four other books. This is the first book I have read in the Web series so I was happy that Quinn fills the reader in on some of the things from the other books. This book focuses on the wedding of April Toddman and Kyle Clark. It also revolves around a custody battle for Lindsay Levin. There is also a lot more that happens, but I will not spoil it. This story is filled with just the right amount of drama and everything that occurs is believable. The characters are mostly lovable and all of them are unique.

Conflicting Webs contains a large cast of characters. At first, I felt there were too many characters to focus on, but when I continued reading I appreciated that Quinn tells each character’s side of the story and point of view. Every character has a reason for being in this book. I also like how every one of Quinn’s characters, no matter how bad they are, all have a little good in them. I liked the character of April Toddman because she is a strong female who always tries to do the right thing. I hated Howard Levin, but so did everyone else in the book. Nora Levin is a saint for putting up with him and not hiring a hit man. Lindsay Levin is the character my heart went out to the most. She is surrounded by love but no one can really take care of her.

Overall, I really loved Conflicting Webs. It reminded me of the television show Brothers and Sisters in that everyone is related or their paths cross in some way. I liked that Quinn wrote about Survivor’s Guilt. It helped me to realize that people in my own life are suffering from it. I will be looking into reading the rest of the Web series as well as Quinn’s other books. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys drama and family stories.