New Release & Review – A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart


“Lyrical, heartbreaking, and emotionally intense, A THOUSAND LETTERS is a beautiful portrait of an undying love that deserves a second chance.”

Melanie Harlow, USA Today Bestselling Author

A Thousand Letters, an all-new emotional standalone by Staci Hart is LIVE!!!


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*


My Review

Staci Hart is a beautiful and poetic writer. Her words flow into an ever-changing tide of emotions. From the second I read those first words, I could feel my heart begin to break for what was to come. It broke a little more with each passing day and the distance Wade and Elliot put between them. But in the end, it was mended, and my heart learned to love again. This story was so much more than I had expected. I loved everything from the poetry, the pain, the hope, the passion, and the strength of these characters.

I was ready to place blame on the deterioration of Wade and Elliot’s breakup all those years ago, but I found it was just youth and fear that tore them apart and kept them away from each other all that time. I ached for them to talk about what happened and all they had been feeling and endured. I longed for them to find their way back to love. Nearly the entire book, I was on the verge of tears not just for their lost love, but also for the emotional upheaval they were experiencing in regard to Wade’s dad. Their pain was so evident in every thought and action.

I was pleased with Wade and Elliot’s journey back to one another. Re-connections like these can go several different ways. Sometimes they’re immediate where emotions are high and they say what needs to be said. While other times they wait too long and old wounds start to fester. The length of time that these characters took to address their feelings for one another was perfect. They were both suffering from the devastation brought on by Rick’s illness, so their pain was magnified. They both needed to stop and think about how they felt before voicing those feelings to each other. I enjoyed their struggle within themselves to decide what was right and true. And I loved their return to the love that kept them captive and chained to their shared past.

The secondary characters brought so much to this story in terms of support and character development. I would love to see more of them in future books.

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About the Author

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, 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.

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 reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.


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