“Lyrical, heartbreaking, and emotionally intense, A THOUSAND LETTERS is a beautiful portrait of an undying love that deserves a second chance.”
— Melanie Harlow, USA Today Bestselling Author
A Thousand Letters, an all-new emotional standalone by Staci Hart is LIVE!!!
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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Reviewed by Stephanie
The blurb for this book is what drew me in and then there’s the beautiful cover and the fact that the story is inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion. So yeah I had high hopes for this book and Staci Hart did not disappoint. Her lyrical writing style in this story paired with unforgettable characters grabs hold and takes us on a journey filled with loss, regret and at last forgiveness.
Elliot and Wade met and fell in love very young. Elliot was only seventeen years old when Wade was set to leave for the army. Plans had been made and both of them were set on following them so their time apart would not be too long. But Wade not wanting to be away from her any longer than necessary suddenly changed those plans and Elliot made a heartbreaking decision, one she has regretted every day for seven years.
“ The boy who I walked away from lived on in the wreckage of my heart, and I never stopped wishing things had been different.”
Now after seven years Wade is back because his father who is more like a father to Elliot then her own is dying. They both know they will see each other but neither is even remotely prepared for the onslaught of emotions that surface when they do. So many questions left unanswered, so many letters left unread.
“ It didn’t matter that I wished I hadn’t gone silent. Because by the time I realized my mistake, it was too big, the distance too far, the wrongs I’d done too deep and wide to breech.”
Seven years can change a person in so many ways. Elliot could still see the boy she had loved hidden behind the eyes of a broken man and he was angry and bitter towards her. Wade had never stopped loving her but he was closed off and was so afraid to take a chance to tell her how he felt. There is so much history there with these two characters and with that so much heartache of all the time they lost. The road back to each other is not an easy one and honestly it’s painful to read in parts because my heart hurt for these two characters I had grown to love so much. Wade with his quite protectiveness and Elliot with her fierce love and devotion for all those she held dear to her. If you are looking for a beautifully written second chance love story then I would highly recommend A Thousand Letters.
“ Hold onto the things that breathe life into you. Listen to your soul and honor what it tells you. Live. Fight for what you love.”
About the Author
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, 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.
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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.
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