Thursday, February 9, 2017

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*

5 out of 5 stars

Wow... A Thousand Letters is a MUST READ! Absolutely flawless. At first I wasn't sure about reading this because I wasn't a big fan of Staci Hart's Tonic, but I'm so glad that I got the chance to read this. It's a perfect modern-day version of Jane Austen’s Persuasion

"Braveness isn't always loud. Sometimes it's silent. There's braveness in sacrifice and kindness. It's in doing a thing that needs to be done, even though it's hard, and even though it hurts."

The story is a second chance romance between Elliot and Wade. The two had plans for marriage after Elliot's high school graduation, but things fell through and mistakes were made. A crack turned into a chasm, and they avoided each other for 7 years. Wade left for the army and Elliot stayed behind.

When Wade's father gets terminally ill, the two have to face their past and come to the realization that they aren't over. But things aren't going to be easy since both of them have seven years worth of pain, anger, and sadness.

This beautifully written story made me experience so many powerful emotions. There were moments my heart was in pain. This book is a must for 2017.