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*
I generously received this ARC from Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review…
Staci Hart what in the world have you done to me? Although I have read other books written by this extraordinarily beautiful and talented author nothing can compare to her latest release A Thousand Letters. Words cannot even begin to describe how much this beautifully written and emotional story has wholeheartedly captured my hear and has completely taken over my current emotional state of mind. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with this book because every single thought in my mind is lost in the world of Elliot and Wade. Their story has ignited something in my mind that has burnt a passion through my heart.
Last night (February 8, 2017) I was “studying” in my University library when the desire to finish this book made it nearly impossible to concentrate on anything else. So I allowed myself a break to sit down and read the last 20 or so precent that I had left. BIG MISTAKE. Not because I was disappointed by the ending, but because this book had me bawling my eyes out in the corner. At one point I felt as if my entire breath was sucked out of me. If I thought I couldn’t concentrate before I was sadly mistaken. After finishing A Thousand Letters I couldn’t even comprehend another thought for the entire night. Truth be told I didn’t even feel aware of my surroundings until I woke up this morning. I honestly don’t know when and if another book will ever compare to this one for as long as I live. Staci Hart if you weren’t my favorite author before you are now.
About Staci Hart
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.