Review - A Thousand Letters by Staci HartSaturday, February 11, 2017
Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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*
I voluntarily read and reviewed a free copy of this book provided by Inkslinger PR and the author. Thank you for bringing me along on this emotional ride.
Only a 5 stars rating?! The mediocre rating scale couldn't even do justice to the story, not after how Staci Hart shattered my world with her latest novel.
This book is perfection. Wade and Elliot are perfection. Staci Hart is an evil genius that torments the mind and soul of the readers because I'm physically and emotionally ruined.
Puffy eyes and sleep deprived, I finished this book in one sitting because I couldn't bring myself to tear away from the world of Wade and Elliot. How is it possible to start crying from the first page to the last? I don't think my tears ever stopped as I ran through the box of tissue faster than I would do with a bag of chips.
Staci Hart always has a way with words but she really outdid herself this time. I don't know how I could love two dysfunctional characters who were so twisted up inside, both plagued by the wrongs of their past. However, it's their vulnerability and strengths that drew me to them like magnets, I love them for all their imperfections.
"Braveness isn't always loud. Sometimes it's silent."
Elliot is one of those characters who are silent yet resilient. Wade's departure seven years ago torn her apart and took away a piece of her soul, her light died that day alongside with her future. Lost and confused, she found herself incapable of moving on, stuck and still tormented by the consequences of her choices. But after an incident in the Winters' home, Wade came back and she can't help the shred of hope that flickered to life, even if it meant reliving all the pain, but to what cost?
It physically pained me to read about how they stumbled and fall to find their way, through the ups and downs, the guilt and regret, but most importantly the love and pain that made it felt so real.
"There is no length to love; it's infinite. It lives in you always. Hold on to it.""But it hurts""That's how you know it was real."
For lovers of literature and second chance romances, brace yourselves as you embark on a journey of loss and gain, pain and joy, and the promises of a young true love.
I'll read it a thousand times and more and would never ever get tired of Wade and Elliot's story.
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.
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