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*
A Thousand Letters by Staci Heart was such an emotional roller coaster. I love angst, I mean for me, the more the better, but this book really took it to the limit. I could not put it down, even as my heart hurt.
Wade and Elliott were high school sweethearts. Happy. Until they weren’t. They went their separate ways. Lived their separate lives filled with regrets. Seven years later, he came back. But things are different now. They are different people now. Too much time and hurt has passed, but have all the feelings?
I loved this story. It was a beautiful story with all the feels. Choices were made that could not be taken back and now he was finally back. But not for her.
This story was so much more than just a second chance romance. It’s hard to talk about without giving away spoilers, but it was also about family, friends, loss and finding your way back. It was about letting go. When I finished this book, I needed a moment. This is a book I will think about for a long time to come.
I was drawn in from the start. My heart hurt. With every word, I was drawn in to their devastating journey. Will they find their way back to each other? Can you learn to put the past behind you to move forward? This was a heartbreaking story of two lost and broken people possibly finding their second chance.
I give A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart 5-stars!
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.