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A Thousand Letters

(The Austens #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  11,780 ratings  ·  1,440 reviews
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 t
ebook, 282 pages
Published February 9th 2017
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Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Staci Hart is one of those authors I want to read forever. I am literally obsessed with her writing, her characters, her stories. She is an author I only discovered a little over a year ago and I have already read several of her titles. I can't get enough. She writes books I want to read. A Thousand Letters was actually a new adventure for not only her as the author, but also us as her readers. Staci typically writes Romantic Comedy, and ATL is NOT that. Not even a little. SO BE WARNED. No RomCo ...more
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: february-2017
3-3.5 Stars!!

'A Thousand Letters' was my second book by this author and while I didn’t love it as much as the first, I liked it. If you are fan of second chance romance stories, then you don’t want to miss this one. Stacy Hart’s newest release was utterly emotional, equally heartbreaking and heartwarming, full of angst and it will keep you glued to the pages from beginning until the end. Stacy’s storytelling was fantastic, addictive; her poetic, lyrical prose being so wonderfully done. If yo

Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-five-stars
5+ stars!

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A Thousand Letters is easily the best book I’ve read so far in 2017 and I’m certain it will make my top favorites list of the year. It was the perfect book for me. High on emotion, gave me all the feels and was a gorgeous second chance romance. I’m going to be honest, when I started reading this book I was a little shocked. I’ve only read two other Staci Hart books, but they were much lighter than this one. Don’t get me wrong- I loved the other two books I’ve read, but this one… it
Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
**2 STARS**

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This had to be one of the most irritating books ever.If you are looking for a book that teaches you how to be a doormat, then look no further.

It was just painful. Not painful in a good way, like one of those books that touch your soul. No, this was painful because the plot was stupid. The main characters – also stupid. I should have known considering how bad Tonic was. I only sat myself up for failure. This author has a bad
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
To infinity & beyond. That's where A Thousand Letters took me. It built me up, broke me down, crushed my heart and soul then breathed the warmest of love right back into those broken pieces.

“The words I had weren't enough. They'd never been enough. They'd never be enough.”

A Thousand Letters has literally stole all of my words, my breath, my heart. Everything. Like the quote, words are not enough. They never will be, because there are no words to fully tell you what this book means. What it repr
Mikee (ReadWithMikee)
DNF @ 36%

Ugh, I hate DNFing books. This is actually my first DNF of the year and as much as I don't want to do it, I made it a New Year's resolution to DNF books I'm just not feeling and just stop wasting time my time on crappy books. Unfortunately, A Thousand Letters is one of those.

I've never read a book by Staci Hart or Persuasion by Jane Austen, but when I read the description of the book, I felt like this was a story that I've been waiting to discover and I didn't hesitate for a second at a
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“I told her now or never, and that mistake would haunt me until the day I died.”

Persuasion by Jane Austen is one of my all-time favorite books. EVER. So when I heard Staci Hart wrote a modern day version of that, I was intrigued. But what really made me read this book? Hart’s Facebook memes. I’m not even kidding, she posts the most hilarious stuff on social media, so I had to see how this woman with a sense of humor could write an emotionally intense novel.

Seven years ago Elliot ch
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A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.

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A THOUSAND LETTERS: This is spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ Elliot (female - sorry had to clear that up never come across a female named that before) and Wade. Inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion..A second chance romance, it doesn't get any sweeter than that!!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic The first time I saw him, I was fifteen and he was sixteen, the boy with the dark shoc
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
⭐⭐⭐ 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

A thousand letters was a story that made you feel and believe with all your might in second chances. It was emotional, heart felt, and it gave you the sense that if you truly love something and you let it go, fate will have it’s way of intervening and bring it back to you. But sometimes you have to wonder, at what cost?

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“I’ve never understood why the heart always reacts. A shot of adrenaline is all it takes, triggered by a thought. A word. A memory. And every time the re
• Lisa •
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

"Sometimes things are too broken to put back together."


If you don't like to read reviews that are over the top with love for a particular book or author, then I kindly suggest that you look away right about now. Staci Hart, is an author that I've grown to love over the last eighteen months and I'm going to unapologetically talk about my love for her talent and my journey into falling in love with her latest release. 'A thousand letters' was like a heavy blanket that
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Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

Home is not a place, Not a smell, Not a face, But a space In your heart. -M. White

If I had to rate this book by no other criteria than this author's writing style I would have given it 5 stars. Staci Hart has a lyrical voice and I fell in love with it at the get-go.

I existed in the space between our hands, between the beating of our hearts, between the breaths we slowly sipped, savoring the moment I'd imagined for so long.

Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
*****5 Stars*****

“I could heal him, but he could ruin me. I would make that sacrifice without question, simply because he needed me, and I loved him.”


Wow! I absolutely adored this story. I savoured every beautifully written word. “A Thousand Letters” ticked all the boxes for me and this amazing story epitomises why I love romance books so much. Each and every prose was artfully crafted to produce something outstanding that touched my heart and I’m sure this story is not one I will forget any

Title: A Thousand Letters
Series: Standalone
Author: Staci Hart
Release date: February 9th, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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"My heart has been yours as long as it's been beating. It'll be yours until it beats its last."

A Thousand Letters is bursting with a thousand feels. If there's one thing that I demand from a book it's that I experience everything the characters are feeling. For an author to translate those words from the pages into our hearts successfully, it's no easy
Kandi Steiner
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. WOWWWWW. When you're moved to tears within the first 10% of the book, that's how you know two things: 1) The emotions in this story are powerful and 2) The author can WRITE.

We all know I'm a fiend when it comes to angst, but I've never had angst done like this. Never in my life have I read a book that was so raw, so REAL, so honest and heartbreaking in such a flawlessly beautiful way. Every single page made me feel -- anguish, pain, love, loss, desire -- I felt EVERYTHING. Hart didn't just
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
TW: death of a parent, cancer, seizures, 9/11, IED/war violence, emotional abuse from family

This is a Persuasion retelling and while I can’t comment on how good it was as I’ve never read the original, I do like reading Persuasion retellings for the angst. This definitely had good angst, but it mostly hung on misunderstands and the characters not using their words. The prose is good but the characters can be overly gushy. There were also a lot of themes here, which you can see from the TWs, and
Jul 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Type: Standalone Book 2 of Austen series
POV: First Person - Dual

Elliot Kelly regretted the decision she made years ago. Too young and naive, she tried to fix what was broken but it proved to be futile. When the boy who used to be her everything came back into her life, she had to decide if there's anything worth salvaging.

It's been seven years since Wade Winters left his home and his heart behind. Being in military, he used the opportunity to immerse himself in
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
3/4 stars, i dont know, i have very mixed feelings about this book.

This was my first Staci Hart book, it was not at all as i was expecting. The cover was gorgeous but the book not so much. I just dint connectbwith the characters, it was like yeah okay- Okay..!!

I loved her writing style, so i will be picking up more of her books. This book was good, emotional but some characters were annoying. Almost half of the book is inner thought of the main characters, that was annoying at times but then th
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
It's very rare that I do this, but I can't finish this one. DNF at 18%. The story and writing are beautiful, but I don't care for either main character. I don't do weak women! Hopefully Elliott grows a backbone by the end of the story, but I just can't stick around to find out.

Since I like the writing and plot, I'll definitely read other works by Staci Hart. Please take my choice with a grain of salt. I like strong, sassy, feisty woman. That's why this book didn't resonate with me. If that's no
Feb 08, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5 stars.

A Thousand Letters is the first book I've read by Staci Hart and, being a lover of the second chance trope and seeing the number of positive reviews, I was looking forward to reading.

"In an hour, my world had been brought to a stop. In five hours, it would begin to turn backward, back to my past, back to the boy I loved. The boy I ruined."

Told from a dual POV, this is a fairly somber read right from the opening chapter. And ordinarily I'm happy with that, so perhaps it's me because yo
Wil Loves Books!
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“For time cannot stop, But moments, Seconds, A fleeting smile, A kiss in the sunlight, Can live forever. -M. White”

I loved this book a lot. So beautiful, so angsty and so full of feels, ALL the FEELS! This is the first time I read a Staci Hart book and let me tell you that it won’t be my last. This author definitely has a way with words, simply beautiful. Is as if I was reading this book in slow motion, I just didn’t want it to end. I was so invested in the story and the characters, it was s
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

I adored this book! You know when you pick up a book and you connect to the story from the very first couple of chapters, it draws you in and makes you become a part of the world that is laid before you on the pages - this was that experience for me.

A Thousand Letters was an emotional read, very sad, but full of hope.

Second chance romances can often be angsty and this was no exception, with a hero who is back from his military base in Germany to spend time with his dying fathe
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 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
Feb 01, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cr, 1-star, read-2017, dnf, awful
DNF @ 32%

DNF. DNF. DNF. Right now!

I came across this book's blurb only last week and it was the last sentence that intrigued me: *A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*. Staci Hart is a new to me author, by the way.

I'm a sucker for Persuasion and have been ever since I first read it. It has a special place in my heart. And if you need a reminder what an astonishingly beautiful piece of work Persuasion is, please please read Kathy's formidable review. And even if you don't n
Bex |
Give me a book based on a Jane Austen novel and I will read it in a heartbeat. A Thousand Letters is based on Austen’s Persuasion and it's a fine updating with a modern twist. Elliot is our heroine in place of Anne, Wade is Captain Wentworth, and the rest of the family follows the outline of the original—right down to the horrible sister and father.

Elliot works at a bookstore (the one from Wasted Words, by the way) and also watches her ungrateful and selfish sister’s children. She was left heart
Princess under cover
OK, I'm DNFing this thing.

Thank goodness it was on my KU, for the 30 day trial. Otherwise I might have slugged through the whole thing just to feel like I got my money's worth. The irony is that if I'd read the whole thing, I would have felt like I wasted too many hours, and I would have, and my hourly rate is a whole lot higher than the cost of this book!!

So, look, there's nothing fundamentally wrong with this book. I'm keeping it at 3 stars, rounded up from 2.5 because there's nothing hideous
Annnnnnnnnd that put the nail in the coffin for Hart's modern take on Austen's stories. This was not Persuasion. This was a whiney, odious melodrama. Elliot (aka Ann) was a doormat but forgivable. Wade (aka Wentworth) was whiney, angsty and does NOT live up to his inspired character.

The best characters in this book were Charlie (LOVED him), Lou and of course, Rick.

Even if it's on Kindle Unlimited and 'free' I just can't see myself wasting another day of reading on another one of these. I'm out
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

4.25 Second Chance Stars!

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A Thousand Letters is the first book I've read by Staci Hart. I must admit, the book cover caught my eye first and foremost. It was then when I'd read the book blurb, promising a very angsty emotional rollercoaster ride, did I drop everything and request an early copy of this book.

One thing that really stood out for me is the very poetic nature of Staci Hart's prose. Granted. This book centers around a Literature graduate, several poems and classic books quoted alon
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
**4 stars**

I love modern day retellings of Jane Austen’s novels, so reading A Thousand Letters was a no-brainer! I was not disappointed, although the hero's personality was not as expected, based on Persuasion's Frederick Wentworth . This story deals with the melancholic and bittersweet aspects of homecoming, loss and regrets. A Thousand Letters is obviously a story written from the heart. Staci Hart’s writing is lyrical, her dialogues are witty and subtle.

“My regret is infinite. And that regre

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This book was amazing. I luvd everything about it. It kept my away till 4 o'clock in the morning. I couldn't put it down. I don't know why I haven't read this author before. But I can't wait to read more of her books.

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Elliott is a quiet girl. She doesn't have many friend but the ones she has she loves hard. Her family are really hard work and quite horrible. There isn't a thing I liked about them. They are so mean and make her life hell. But she just let's it over her head. I really d
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I never read Persuasion. I picked up this book blindly. I am surprise of how good it is. The angst is center story. I am glad Miss Hart does not overdue the angst.

What really blow me away is how I found myself connecting with Wade. His anger, confusion, angst, sorrow hit all the right spot. I especially can relate on his view of the word sorry. Wade is a complicated character.

I also like Elliot. She is the perfect match for Wade. Her gentle kindness (sometimes on the border of doormat) is the
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