Wednesday, February 15, 2017

[Blog Tour * Reviews] A THOUSAND LETTERS by Staci Hart @jennw23 @imaquirkybird


"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*

\\ Sisterhood Review Bundle //

Review by Becky Grover

I don't think I've read anything quite so sad and emotional right out of the gate. My only issue was that it wasn't really pulling at my emotions, because I didn't have any kind of connection to the characters to be able to feel with them the way I may have, had I gotten to know them a bit first. I think if the flashback pertaining to the pre-departure breakup and family dynamics were introduced first thing, in a prologue or something, it would have created more or a picture of these people for me, in turn created a connection before the sad events occur. 

A Thousand Letters, for me, was a very heavy book. It was solemn throughout its entirety. I enjoyed the story and I would recommend it. It was well written and definitely full of all the feels. I felt more connected to the characters as the story continued on and provided more history. The subject matter was a difficult one for me, for personally related similarities, but that does not factor into my rating. This is a great book and touching story of love, strength, support and forgiveness.

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Review by Becky Rendon

' " But it hurts," she sobbed.
"That's how you know it was real." '

I stand by my belief that Staci Hart is a closet sadist feeding off our pain. Now that I got that out of my system, holy Hell woman!

As usual, I love the tie ins with old friends popping up. Wasted Words is still my dream job. Too bad they never replied to my application. Sigh.

But that's not what had tears spilling from my eyes and my heart twisting in grief and pain, no that honor is rests squarely on the despair, longing, and heart break of the main characters. All created by MISTRESS SADISTIC HART. ( Anyone else think that her last name is ironic?) 

MISTRESS S. Hart, as she will herein be named, created the tension, turmoil, and desperate longing. She alone made hearts break, twist, and become shadowed by grief, fear, and hate. She is to blame.

She tore apart a young couple that clung to a sweet, intense love and turned them into shadows of themselves. And what does she have to say about this...

Well clearly you need to read A Thousand Letters because I can't do it justice. Plus I don't do spoilers...but just because certain people get a little something that's owed to them and it makes you happy... hope not telling. Karma, I don't want that B coming after me.

So in conclusion of my vague ramblings above, Mistress S. Hart is mean, makes the feels hurt, and picks on the poor kids in love. I may have left out some of the sunnier parts of the book, hmm. Ok. Well, there are some other people. Some are nice, some aren't. You will fall in love with a man incapable of returning your love (why are the good ones always taken). And don't even get me started on the ending...Sigh.

p.s. The meaning of A Thousand Letters at the end, oh my. Seriously that's the stuff romance novels are made of. Way to clinch the book, my heart, and fans for life.

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Review by Anne Milne

I like this book but I didn't love it and I wasn't sure why until I got to the end and I realised that although the main characters were very likeable I just didn't connect to them as I have in previous works by this author. Maybe if we learned more about their relationship growing up, more about them falling in love at such a young age, more about the family dynamics of both families it would have helped me get a feel for them.
From the start of the book it's emotional and the intensity never really lets up. The author writes beautifully, her words flow from sentence to sentence. Elliot and Wade are young lovers reunited under devastating circumstances after seven years apart, the love is still there but it's buried under so much pain. Their story will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions at times I just wanted to give them both a good shake. As I said before it's a good book that I would recommend 

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Review by HB

Slow and Steady... 

This story had a slow start, but it got there in the end. It was frustrating, extremely sad, painful, and worth it. I had a hard time connecting with the characters in the beginning, but they won me over in the end. The "villains" definitely played their role, and the "heroes" survived it all. The ending was a happy one, for the most part. I would suggest this book to others. Staci Hart can tell a tale! This story is sad but sweet. Tears are a real possibility with this one.

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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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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