Thursday, February 9, 2017

Release Blitz: A Thousand Letters - Staci Hart

Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 9, 2017


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*


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A Thousand Letters was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.  I was sold on it when I heard it was an adaptation of sorts of Persuasion but I was not expecting what I got.  It left me speechless and in tears.  This has to be one of the best second chance love stories I’ve read in years.  It is both painful and healing all in one.  I was enthralled and teary eyed right from the start.  Staci Hart pulled the emotions out of me with her brilliant writing and I didn’t mind (much) while she tore my heart to pieces.  Especially since she slowly mends it back together again with exquisite skill.  This is real, it is beautiful but it is poignant and heavy.  There is loss, heartbreak, love and forgiveness within these pages.

Elliot and Wade had an epic love story, one of those once in a lifetime kind of deals where you find your forever love while you are young.  But life got in the way, decisions were made and regrets happen.  Now, seven years later, they are thrown back into each other’s lives during a painful time.  Elliot is timid, vulnerable and compassionate.  She also has a quiet strength about her.  She often caught me by surprise and amazed me.  Wade is broken, lost and angry.  He’s changed from the boy she once knew—war does that to a man.  And the circumstances they are in don’t make things any easier.  The love they have for each other is like a ghost in the room whenever they are together, another presence, it can be felt so loudly.   

The character development here is superb.  Every character had multiple layers to them:  flaws, strengths, and insecurities.  The secondary characters are fantastic, adding additional depth and history.  I loved the family dynamics in both families that we witnessed.  They were incredibly real and raw.  The pacing felt right on, not moving too slow or too fast.  And man, the poetry that was flowed through the pages.  It grabbed me and reminded me how much I love the stuff.  I haven’t spent enough time with it lately.

This book is one that I think everyone should read.  It’s more than just a romance novel—it’s a novel about life.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J

Author Bio

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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