Feb 15, 2017

Blog Tour : A THOUSAND LETTERS by Staci Hart

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"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!!!

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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.


4.0 "A THOUSAND LETTERS" STARS!!!

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, living and fighting for love. First few pages in and I was literally sucked into the sadness, bringing in so much emotions that I declare it as my kryptonite. My God, I shed so many tears with this book, my heart was gripped so tight and with that poems, words and lines so lyrical that held so much emotions and then I was really a goner.
The first time I saw him, I was fifteen and he was sixteen, the boy with the dark shock of hair and broad shoulders , with eyes gray and cool as December and a smile as bright and warm as June.

The last time I saw him, I was seventeen, and he stood before me with tears in his eyes as he begged me to say yes. Begged me to go with him. Begged me to be his forever. Begged me to change my mind. But I couldn't.

Now, you cannot blame me how I was rooting for this book. I am a sucker for second chance love story and with those lines above, I was in depth on finding out where it went wrong. I hate to say this, but when I read something about a guy crying, begging...all my sanity's gone. I wasn't just given an opening to more angst but I was given an idea how I need to brace myself over the pain I will feel reading the book. And I did. Oh Boy I did...




Wade and Elliot are teenage sweethearts. Just like any other couple, plans for a happily ever after were made until all hell break loose when those plans wasn't met. Misunderstanding arises that turned into a broken heart. A broken heart that leave them with seven years of not seeing and talking to each other coupled with grief and pain. And now, Wade's back in the most bad timing. The mere mention of his name brought back the memories of the past and the love that after all those years that never subsides. Is he the same boy she used to love and still love? 


Truly, Staci Hart once again proved us how brilliant she is as an author. This love story is nothing I expected. Her writing skills is exemplary, what with the lyrical way that weighed too much emotions that definitely grabbed and captivated me. But I have to admit though, at some point I feel like the story was dragging. It was too much of a slow paced for me. I get it that the tone is sad but the pacing really is undeniably slow for my liking. That and maybe because I was so hell bent of looking forward to making a sense of the title. Don't get me wrong, I love the plot of the story and I even love how it's uniquely written. I was so in awe with the words and lines. If I have issues, it's just that...the pacing.

But over-all,the story is rather good and deeply moving. I was really touched with everything I read. I cried several times because I was struck right in the center of my heart. I feel their pain, their loss, the heartbreak... I mean everything. If we talked about second chance love story, this is it. The angst is so high it was pure torture. But the moment it was resolved...it was utter bliss! 
"Life is short, so short, so precious, every minute, every day. Don't let the people you love, the people who make you happy, the people who bring you joy — don't let them go. Hang on to them, even when it hurts. When it seems impossible. Hold on to the things that breathe life into you. Listen to your soul and honor what it tells you. Live. Fight for what you love. Because one day, you'll be where I am, and in that moment I want you to look back gladly, with no regrets."
⭐⭐⭐ 3 Stars ⭐⭐⭐

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? 

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“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. 
Elliot and Wade have loved each other since they were teenagers and no amount of time or distance has changed that. Making a decision that ultimately altered their lives at just Seventeen, Elliot has never gotten over her love for Wade. Now seven years later, Wade has returned home and the quiet brunette he’s always loved is now a beautiful lyrically shy spoken woman who's never forgotten about him. 

What happens your past suddenly collides with your present?
“I love you. You love me. Everything else is details. 
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Seven years ago, Wade's life changed the moment Elliot asked him to do one thing for her. It also didn’t help their situation that he was leaving for the Army and they wouldn’t be able to see each again for a long time. But with a love like theirs, no matter how hard you try, that love doesn’t go away. You can bury it, try to snuff it out, and put a substantial amount of distance between it, but NOTHING can make it go away.

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“I could heal him, but he would ruin me. I would make that sacrifice without question, simply because he needed me, and I loved him. 
I won’t go too much into into the story because I truly feel that you have to experience this author’s words for the first time and bask in it’s lyrical goodness. Did I agree with everything in this story? Unfortunately I didn’t and I had some pretty strong feelings towards these characters that made me extremely stabby. I HATED the way certain people handled things and I wanted the heroine to have a stronger back bone. But that's just me. Aside from that, I think readers who love a second chance romance, will enjoy this one. 

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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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