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*
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.
A magnificent story.
Love is infinite, words can hurt, touch can heal. When you read A Thousand Letters, it definitely makes sense.
I was transported by Staci Hart’s beautiful, gut-wrenching and poetic prose, overwhelmed by the flow of thousands words and unsaid things.
Elliot and Wade took my breath away. This book was just … everything!
Damn, this story made my heart ache, the writing was flawless, incredibly soul-searching, heartbreaking. When you read Elliot and Wade’s journey, you just follow the flow, navigating through the sea of a whirlwind romance. From high school sweethearts to strangers. 7 years of surviving, when only words were sometimes not enough. One night that shattered their lives.
Elliot is a selfless woman, caring for her family, even if they didn’t deserve her dedication. The silent one with a tendency to be not the center of attention, because her self issues was eating her alive. She broke my heart but she was so strong and all she needed was to find a way to shine in a world she felt so estranged from.
Wade is so in love with Elliot but when he made her choose between him and his family, the future he once wanted crumbled, all his dreams and life with Elliot vanished in a blink of an eye. All these years hardened the sweet boy to a resentful and angry man. A man lost and so far from his home and of his heart.
This book was hard, raw and edgy. That’s how you could feel the power of the words, how they could reach you, destroyed and made an impact so strong. Because this book was high on feelings, the author was giving life to this book in such intense way … and making my heart race so fast. The road to healing and happy ending might be tough, but I didn’t regret the journey.
I loved the poetic dimension of the story and it definitely brought the emotions to another level. I was desperately rooting for them. A single touch or look was just mesmerizing, incredibly passionate. I was entranced, and utterly, deeply moved. I could write definitely more about this book, but I’m going to stop now.
I highly recommend A Thousand Letters to all the hopeless romantics who wants to be swept away. A beautiful and so romantic story about acceptance, second chances and finding yourself.
A must read!!