Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart [Review]

 A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
A Thousand Letters (Austen #2) by Staci Hart
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for review
Date read: February 8, 2017

1. Wasted Words
2. A Thousand LettersKindle
3. A Little Too Late
4. Living Out Loud
5. The Sound of Silence

Staci Hart
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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*
Thoughts on A Thousand Letters: I went into this book expecting to have my cold, black heart ripped from my chest and displayed for everyone to see. I wasn't disappointed. Staci Hart absolutely killed me with her story of love, redemption, and second chances. There was also some severing of ties, which is sometimes what has to happen in order for someone to move forward.

Elliot and Wade. What can I say about them? They both made mistakes. They both got caught in the aftermaths of their choices. They both needed to make changes if this bittersweet thing between them was going to have any chance of becoming less bitter and more sweet.

Given that they were both dealing with grief and heartache outside of their own tangled relationship, they had plenty of roadblocks to get through. PLENTY. It took time for them both to get where they needed to be. It took soul searching and facing their fears head-on.

It hurt and it was beautiful and Wade SEEING Elliot when everybody else looked past her made me a teeny, tiny bit teary.

This one is for all the quiet women who love unconditionally, who choose to pick their battles, who stand up and roar when they need to. It'll break you in the best possible way. Promise.

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