A Thousand Sleepless Nights
Author: Teri Harman
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: May 2018
Paperback: 261 pages
FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Is love stronger than grief?
After the death of her Aunt Jetty, the woman who raised her, Matilda White packs a single suitcase, leaving behind her home, her small town in Kansas, and the man she’s supposed to marry.
Henry Craig is a writer—if only he could find the right words. While sitting at a worn table in a Detroit library he sees a new librarian, Matidla, and suddenly the world erupts with words.
Six years later, Matilda and Henry load their young daughter Lucy, two antique typewriters, and a box of Henry’s love letters into the car and head off to a new life. But one snowstorm and a slippery road take it all away. In that black moment of tragedy Matilda turns to Henry and says, “I wish I’d never met you.”
The world goes dark.
Matilda wakes up in Jetty’s dilapidated house with no memory of the last six years. Beside her on the bed, a book and an antique typewriter.
Henry wakes up in his familiar spot in the library, a book and old typewriter squatting on the table beside him. He can’t remember the last six years.
Can words on a typed page, sent from one typewriter to another, push aside tar-thick pain and resurrect love?
I was so excited to read another book from this talented author. Teri Harman is the author of The Moonlight Trilogy, a series that I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked A Thousand Sleepless Nights just a much. The premise and idea of this story is very intriguing. The themes of the book were relatable and the all of characters are engrossing. Abby was a delight. I loved the POV changes between Henry and Matilda. It kept the pages turning quickly to find out what would happen next. And to keep up with all the whys and hows along the way of the character's journey. When tragedy happens to Matilda and Henry, Matilda's last words to Henry start a chain of events that spiral into lost memories and a journey back to each other.
4 out of 5 stars.
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Teri Harman is the author of The Moonlight Trilogy, a witch fantasy series, and the upcoming magic realism romance, A Thousand Sleepless Nights. For many years, she’s written about books for ksl.com, reviewed books for The Deseret News, and contributed book segments to Utah’s number one lifestyle show, “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker.” Her fiction won first place in the “Romance Through the Ages Contest” in 2016 and Kirkus Reviews called her work “unusual and absorbing.” She has taught classes and workshops for writers all over Utah.
Teri is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT-500) and has a degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Utah. She lives in Utah with her husband and three children.