Friday, February 10, 2017

Amie's Review of A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~

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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Confessions of a reviewer- I never read Jane Austen... I know I should be ashamed LOL !! Therefore I am one of the few that wanted to read this just because the synopsis sounded amazing and I have heard amazing things about the author and her writing. SO I have no idea how it follows or does not follow the mentioned classic and dare I say it doesn't matter to me !! The synopsis had me at - 7 years ago - I am a sucker for anything that brings two people back together again. There is usually angst , stories from the past and serious sexual tension !! 

Elliott has been an honorary member of her best friend Sophie's family for years. Her father and sisters are nasty human beings and on top of Sophie being her bestie she had a pretty serious and complicated relationship with Wade- Sophie's brother.  Present time has them comforting each other through a family tragedy and Elliott and Wade facing each other for the first time in 7 years. I was scared for Elliott and those feelings were justified because not only was Wade distraught over what he had to deal with he was still oh so in love and oh so bitter about their goodbye. The family tragedy was something I think many readers can connect with - the fear of a sick family member and ultimately losing someone. Due to the fact that Wade stays away from his loved ones as much as possible makes me believe this would sadly be the only way to actually get him to take leave and come home. I was happy he got the time he did and that in itself was a very bittersweet heartbreaking story. The time that the family got to spend and the things they attempted to recreate reduced me to mush. On top of all the heartache and angst of Wade and Elliott we have to deal with Elliott's sisters and father. WOW they are pieces of work. She lives with her sister Mary and due to that she is basically a mother to her niece and nephew. Even if she knew what she wanted out of life she would never be able to achieve it in that house with her sister all over her. There is a plot twist going here that involves the sister and it was actually a big shock to me I didn't see it coming - so glad it did and we got to see Elliott finally stand up to her !! In that same strength she also was able to finally stand up to Wade !! Can they rekindle their love in the midst of this tragedy or will they finally get closure to what could have been ??

And the poetry - WOW the words were haunting , healing and another thing to cry over !! That M. White was amazing as were the other poets they read from. Sometimes it is crazy how others words can reflect your own thoughts so much. It amazes me !! 

Grab your tissues and hide when reading or else your kids will make fun of you !! TRUE STORY - my kids are so mean !!

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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