Saturday, February 18, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart


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 brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

"His name filled my mind, my soul recognizing the lines of his body."

Since this was my first book by Staci Hart after hearing so many wonderful things, it was a little scary jumping in. I always fear a hyped book doesn't live up to the excitement, or that it won't work for me because we don't always read the same book, right? I can happily say that I look forward to many more books by her. I *really* enjoyed this story, and the writing was easy to follow once I sat down and got into it. It was long-winded in a good way, not bad at all, and the words were very poetic.

But, this book.....this book had me in tears for 80% of it, and if you know me, you know I don't cry. EVER. Not sure if I was crying, but I had tears the majority of the time. I had to put my kindle down, step away and read another book before coming back to finish this one. It was emotional. It was heartbreaking. It was moving. It was real. It was super emotional for me, and maybe for personal reasons, but the underlying story between Elliot and Wade was very hard to read through. I felt their pain and their fear, and I understood their anguish about the unknown. This was the catalyst for the emotions as their story built up and climaxed.

Not every relationship is perfect. Not every one person will know how to fix things. When you have an army of people behind you that know what needs to be done? That's a great support system. We saw a barrage of supporting characters in this book and they all played an intricate part in making sure Wade and Elliot knew the ramifications of their stubbornness and I really liked that aspect of this story. It was a very character driven story and it was well written. Emotionally written.

I am shaking my head while I am trying to write this, because trying to explain how a book moved you and made you think and feel as much as this one did, it just feels like my words just wont be able to live up to it. I don't think I can adequately convey how heartbreakingly good this book was. It was beautiful. This is a definite must read and I can't recommend it enough. If you want to 'feel' your book, this one is a necessary read.

"He'd finally consumed all of me, fueling his fire with my soul's tinder."

Also available on Kindle Unlimited

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.





  1. Amazing review Bee! I really have to prepare myself for this. Thanks for the warning. hehe

    1. Thanks, Bunny! It's definitely a very emotional will need tissues.