Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2017
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.
I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.
But now he’s back.
I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.
Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.
One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.
*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*
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This is the first book of Staci Hart’s that I have ventured into and I am kicking myself now for waiting so long to read her work. This is another story that I will not forget easily, I need to buy stock in kleenex for the amount of tears I shed while I read this emotionally charged story.
I think a lot of people will think of Elliott as too weak and a meek little mouse but that is not how I seen her at all. I found her unwavering support and loyalty to be a huge strength and a trait I really liked. She took so much sh!t from everyone and every single person took advantage of her at one point or another. My heart completely broke for Elliott, I felt her pain through the pages of this story and it touched me deeply.
Wade had me wavering at times, I couldn’t understand why he blamed Elliott for everything when he was the one who went off script, he changed things and just expected Elliott to follow his direction. For most of this book though my heart hurt for him, he had never healed after losing Elliott and things just got worse when he came home to help his family. There were times my heart ached for Wade and others I wanted to bash him over the head with something heavy and knock some sense into him.
This book shredded me, it reached into my chest and ripped out my heart before piecing it back together again, I felt the emotions of each of these characters as if I were living the events with them. Especially the tragedy the family endured. Staci’s writing sucked me straight into the story, it captured me from the very first page and kept me in its grip until the very last page. I read this book in one sitting, I just couldn’t get enough. I will definitely be going back and reading Staci’s previous books.
Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.