Thursday, February 9, 2017

Release Day: A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Romance
Publish Date: February 9, 2017
Review Source: eARC
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*

 Where are my tissues? Seriously, this novel is the first UGLY CRY novel of 2017. I felt as if my heart was being ripped to shreds. I absolutely could not get enough of this novel, and I want to turn around, and dive right back into it. 

Elliott and Wade. Two souls that were ripped apart during a very inopportune time in their lives. All the reasons pointed to DO IT, while all the outer forces held them back. Seven years is a long time when feelings are involved. One of them continuously kicked themselves for saying no, for choosing her family over him. The other one can't believe it came down to family vs. him, and he now wants nothing to do with her. When he has to come back to the States for a family emergency, he doesn't want to face her. He doesn't want to face that part of the past that at one point meant so much to him. 

I cannot get over this book. The emotions in this novel were so real, and so EMOTIONAL, that I simply am not sure where to go after this. A definite must read for 2017 if you enjoy ugly cries.

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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