I absolutely love Kandi Steiner’s books and from the first moment I read ‘A Love Letter to Whiskey’ I was hooked on this amazing author. Her poignant and profound writing always moves me and she has fast become a one click author for me. ‘Revelry’ was a highly anticipated read for me and it did not disappoint. I loved this story purely for the journey she led me on; the journey of taking pause and reflecting on the past and the associated self-discovery that it brought. If you are looking for a story that is as real as life itself or have never read any of this author’s amazing works before, then definitely give this a go.
Wren is one of Seattle’s most popular fashion designers and after the end of her seven year marriage to her high school sweetheart she is in desperate need of a sea change. A summer away in a cabin appears to be the answer. After everything Wren has been through all she is seeking is peace and quiet in the mountainous serene town, what she didn’t anticipate were the inquisitive, intrusive, mostly friendly and talkative town folk.
Anderson Black has not had the easiest of lives as of late. He has definitely had his fair share or pain, despair and heartache. He lives his entire life by a routine. Today is the same as yesterday, as it was the day before and the day before that, as it will be tomorrow. He has no concept of time any more as a result and each and every day blend together with the same mundane routine being played out.
“Because every day was the same. And then I saw her.”
All that soon changes when Anderson lays eyes on Wren for the first time; he starts to develop feelings he hasn’t allowed himself to feel for a long time. I absolutely fell in love with Anderson, but then I am a massive sucker for a tortured hero and I loved being a part of the adventure he goes on to overcome his grief and welcome the prospect of love. It was a joy reading Anderson’s journey as he attempts to transform his life.
“Maybe I wasn’t broken after all, maybe I was only learning to walk on a new kind of path, a gravel road my tender feet had yet to master. And though I knew the night would usher in dark thoughts, ones of failure and uncertainty, I smiled despite them. Because right then, if only for a moment, it felt like everything would be okay. I would be okay.”
Wren and Anderson’s story took me on the most incredible ride and I just did not want to get off, not once. Two lost souls who are striving to overcome their grief and heartache and what they find within each other, neither of them saw coming (comfort, friendship, yearning and passion).
Kandi Steiner is fast becoming a favourite author of mine. This is only my second read of hers, but I know it won’t be my last. ‘Revelry’ was so deep and poignant I just couldn’t get enough of the beautifully written words. I recommend this story to anyone who wants to be taken on a magnificent journey of self-discovery.
About the Author
Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa with her husband. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.
Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).
When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.