Genres: Contemporary Romance
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“A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything reminds me of my favorite roller coaster . . . it was such an emotional ride—one I’m willingly going to take over and over again.”
– Dee Lagasse, author
A Love Letter From the Girls Who Feel Everything, a beautiful book of prose and poetry, by bestselling authors Brittainy C. Cherry & Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
Bestselling authors Brittainy C. Cherry and Kandi Steiner come together for the first time in an emotional compilation of poetry and prose. Written and collected over the course of more than two years, A Love Letter from the Girls Who Feel Everything is an intimate, honest, and raw assemblage of two women’s feelings in a modern world that often quiets any kind of emotion past indifference.
Discussing themes of love, worth, loss and hope, A Love Letter from the Girls Who Feel Everything is a journey of discovery and healing.
“We are the girls who feel everything.
And this is our love letter. To you, to them, to us, to the world, to no one at all. Whether it’s the brightest, sunniest day where everything is perfect, or the darkest, dreariest night of rain where life seems unbearable — we have lived it, we have survived it, and we have felt every, blissful, aching second.
Here’s to embracing the feels, to the brave souls that listen to the way their hearts beat and aren’t afraid to ask someone else if they feel those same beats, too. Here’s to the girls, the boys, the love we sometimes share and the love we all-too-often conceal.
And more than anything, Reader — here’s to you.”
As I read through these beautiful words encompassing the full spectrum of emotions from love, lust, pain, anxiety, self-fulfillment, and beyond, the same thought continued to run through my mind: these were all simple, stark truths written in these pages. As the authors state in the intro, these words communicate all the feels. With each turn of the page, I felt as if I was visiting parts of my past – either experiences, observations, or conversations with my tribe of beloved women.
Some of the words spoke of empowerment. Cherry reminded us that we are all queen of all queens within our singular realms. We can rule side by side and still coexist in sisterhood. Steiner delivers a very powerful line, one which will remind me that all the beauty and ugly are reminders of a life well lived. I must borrow her words:
Those scars are proof that I have lived.
What these women have put together are not only their profound truths and realizations but words which will resonate with many women. They are reminders that we have a strength within, even as we navigate the waters of anger, hurt, desolation, doubt, or abandonment. What’s more, they help to normalize that we have all felt this way at some point in our lives. Within the range of emotions explored inside all of their words, what comes across the strongest is healing. Despite what we fear, no matter how deep the cut, how much we bleed, or how dark the night, the sun will rise and you, queen of all queens, deserve more. Your scars are badges of honor, shaping the future of your choosing. Your heart will break, but it can heal. And it can love. And the beauty of the sunrise when you find love…the colors of those emotions will require all of your senses to fully absorb all of the intensity and beauty.
I don’t think I could choose my favorite poem. But in this moment, as I write this review, these are the words which scream at me. I’m sure the next time I read this book – and I will, another poem will become more poignant as I am traversing another field of possibilities or heartache. For today, I am compelled to share this:
If you knew how strong you were,
doubt your heartbeats.
If You Knew
This book is meant to be read at a leisurely pace. Take in the words slowly, digest them. Feel the feels. Re-read the book in another week, month, or year and see what moves you then. The themes they touch upon are simple, but there is a complexity in the simplicity. Read their words, take in their feels, and translate them into your realm, queen.
To Kandi and Brittainy, thank you for sharing your words and parts of your heart. I will hold them dear and dole them out when my tribe of women or even me need a reminder of all the beauty hidden within your words.
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About the Authors
Brittainy C. Cherry:
Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.
Connect with Brittainy:
Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She 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 diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t 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 live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
Connect with Kandi:
Mailing list: http://bit.ly/NewsletterKS
Facebook reader group (Kandiland): http://bit.ly/2wKSDnq