“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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Since this was promoted as being inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion – that certainly caught my attention and I instantly added it to my TBR.
For me, Staci Hart has usually been a hit. I loved the Bad Habits series and Wasted Words. A Thousand Letters though, wasnt quite what I expected it to be.
The story of Elliot (the heroine) and Wade (the hero) who knew and loved each other as children then part ways when Elliott refuses to leave home to be with him as older teenagers. Fast forward a few years (and a thousand unanswered letters later) Wade returns home to his dying father, who has also acted as a surrogate father to Elliott. Cue drama and angst. Ohhhh the angst…. THE. ANGST.
From the beginning of the story there is sadness. Melt your heart and your face off sadness. I knew this going in but I was also expecting a bit of a love story and possibly some step-up and be an alpha man hotness from the MC. I never got this feeling from Wade. I didnt like him. I thought he was a bit of an ass. And Elliott was just a doormat for lack of a better term. She was not only weak to Wade but to her entire family. At many points in the story I was mad at both main characters. Never once did I say… OH YEAH, now we are getting somewhere. And man, did I want to.
Staci Hart, nonetheless, has a beautiful method of storytelling. Her words flow seamlessly and the scenes are colored up right into the pages. This book simply wasnt for me, but I wouldnt want to discourage anyone else from reading it. If you can handle drama, lots of angst and a weak heroine, you would probably enjoy it because SH is definitely a good author.
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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