Book: A Thousand Letters
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
*ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.*
My Review in a Nutshell:
A Thousand Letters is a masterpiece, crafted for Jane Austen fans who love a good soul-cleansing cry. This poetically written novel had me emotionally invested in the characters’ lives, leaving me breathless and fulfilled. I’ve never read a contemporary romance quite like this, it is a true modern classic.
Okay. How do you know a book is good? When your mascara is running and you’re dry heaving with a full on ugly-face-cry. The characters were multi-dimensional, and relatable through their heartbreaking written thoughts, rotating back and forth between Wade and Elliot. Both of which dealing with their own personal demons, and shared ones. There is life, love, death, and evil family members who literally made me angry! I devoured this novel in a matter of hours.
Something I found unique about A Thousand Letters is, so many topics were touched on; war, 9/11, cancer, emotionally abusive family members, just to name a few. The mixture of turmoil and love never felt inappropriate, just raw, beautiful and fitting.
A thousand Letters gave me that warm mahogany Victorian feeling that Jane Austen always has, but in a modern setting. Can you really ask for more? Pure literary magic, amazing job, Staci Hart! You’ve stolen my heart!
My Favorite Quotes:
I was afraid. I felt my age, like a silly little girl with dreams too big and feelings too grown up.
Don’t let them dictate your life. Don’t give them that power.
Braveness isn’t always loud. Sometimes it’s silent. There’s braveness in sacrifice and kindness.
They say that when you care, it gives them power.
Life is fluid- sometimes white-capped waves, other times with an eerie stillness, a quiet surface.
There is no length to love; it’s infinite. It lives in you always. Hold on to it.