A Thousand Letters
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 ...more
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'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 you a...more
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 pac ...more
“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 ...more
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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 ...more
I read this when I should have been writing. DON'T JUDGE ME!
See, when Staci Hart told me 'A Thousand Letters' was based on/was a retelling (of sorts) of Jane Austen's 'Persuasion' I couldn't help myself. I had to start it. And once I started it, I couldn't stop reading until it was over.
Oh Wade. Oh Elliot. You do things to me!
Staci Hart's wonderful prose evokes all the feelings this time around (and I do mean *all* the feelings) in a unputdownable retelling of one of my favorite bo ...more
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?
“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 reaction ...more
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 ...more
"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 I ...more
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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.
Unfortunately this isn't ...more
A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.
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!!
The first time I saw him, I was fifteen and he was sixteen, the boy with the dark shock of hair and broad sho ...more
Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Release date: February 9th, 2017
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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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 sec ...more
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 ...more
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 suc ...more
A Thousand Letters was an emotionally, beautiful story about the power of second chances, the family you choose and the ability to forgive. Wade and Elliot were once the epitome of best friends and soul mates but life proved that it isn't always easy or straightforward. And Elliot and Wade's story is an example that second chances may only come around once in A Thousand Letters, yet can be more perfect than the first time.
Years ago as teenagers Elliot and Wade wer ...more
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 ...more
4.25 Second Chance Stars!
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 along t ...more
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 ...more
This story is a modern day retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, and maybe ...more
read my discussion on why I loved Elliot so much @ Readin' Under Street-Lamps
Dear god, this book was so beautiful!
The language had such a haunting quality to it, that I just couldn’t put it down.
From the very beginning of the book, Hart grips your heart in an iron hold, and refuses to let go. At certain instances, I really felt like my heart was more than just skipping it’s beats. This book was so lyrical, and emotional that it felt like one of tragically beautiful f ...more
Title: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Category: Romance, Angst
Series or Standalone: Standalone
POV: Dual POV
HEA: Not telling
Raw, emotional and full of angst!!! Oh the feels!!! Elliot & Wade have stolen my heart with their heartbreaking story. This is second chance romance at its finest. This is a fully emotional book, full of characters that are flawed, that make mistakes, but they are human!
What happens when the man you broke comes back to haunt you again? What h ...more
Fair Warning! This book will not only capture your heart, it may even leave it a bit worse for wear.
This book drained me. From the tears I shed, to the emotional highs and lows, I had a book hangover after finishing this story.
Loaded with amazing prose and poems, you get everything in this book. Intense love, anger, jealousy, pain, anguish, fear, regret, happiness, and love. It is a roller coaster of a ride that is simply unforgettable.
The two main ...more
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 reaction is singular , a fingerprint of a moment.
Why indeed? well.. you need to read the book to fully understand the lines above...
A Thousand Letters is a book I would honestly admit had me with it's lyrical words and emotions evoked. A journey of a bittersweet second chance love story full of wisdom hope, li ...more
ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.
We all have those books that completely guts us, that leave us lying broken in a pile of tears as we live the words an author has so excellently put to paper. I seek these books out from time to time, my mood just right for the angst, the drama, the heart wrenching pain. I wasn't in that sort of mood when I picked up A Thousand Letters, I just know I read ANYTHI ...more