A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
Review: I am a big fan of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, so when I heard of this book I knew I had to read it.
I loved Staci Hart’s retelling of the classic for more modern times and I felt that it really did the classic justice. So that people who might pick up and read this book will want to read Austen’s original of the story plot.
I also felt that the romance between Elliot and Wade was another added bit that the classic didn’t expand on as much as Hart does. I really liked how Hart is able to twist the original to her own writing style and bring new ideas and concepts to this story. The dual points of views from Wade and Elliot were also really great, because it helped built the story and put together the missing pieces of their history.
Also I just loved the poetry in between the characters, because I felt like it was growing with the characters and changing as the story plot grew into its climax.
Favorite quote: I don’t really have one, but I am in love with the poetry in between chapters.
Would I? Reread? I’m not sure. Tell others about the book? Yes.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
Edition: Paperback, 348 pages.
New Adult. Romance. Contemporary. Poetry. Mature Themes. Mature Content. Military.
Published January 25th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
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*
-Summery from GoodReads.com