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One True Love: A Cupid, Texas Novella

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Great Intro!

Ms. Wilde has chosen to introduce us to her new Cupid, Texas series with this Novella... It is beautifully done and sets the stage for the stories to follow... I loved the story and can see clearly how it will be the foundation of books to come... Since Millie was one o...
Ms. Wilde has chosen to introduce us to her new Cupid, Texas series with this Novella... It is beautifully done and sets the stage for the stories to follow... I loved the story and can see clearly how it will be the foundation of books to come... Since Millie was one of seven children and John had a sister with two kids there may be many books to follow... Loved the writing and loved the story... Will now move on to Book 1 in the series which was released today...

posted by SaraBetty on May 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Sweet story

    77 page novella that introduces Cupid series. Good character and story development. Didn't feel short. Definitely recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

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    Super-cute novella to start off the Cupid, Texas series--really

    Super-cute novella to start off the Cupid, Texas series--really sets the mood for the rest of the books! Explains the legend of Cupid and how he managed (or did he? ;)) to help Millie Greenwood get her "one true love". 

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  • Posted June 2, 2013

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    Millie is just 18 when she first meets John Fant under dire circ

    Millie is just 18 when she first meets John Fant under dire circumstances when her father is killed in mining accident in a mine owned by the Fant family of Cupid, Texas. Despite that, Millie feels an instant connection to John, he makes her feel things she can't even explain.

    The Fant family is far from a stuck up, snobby rich family. They genuinely seem to care about everyone else and offer Millie a job as a maid to John's sister and her family in Cupid. Even though it means moving away from her own family, Millie jumps at the offer of a job.

    The more Millie sees of John, the more he makes her heart race...she is more and more drawn to him even though she knows she shouldn't be. There is no way someone of his social standing would end up with the maid. When Millie finds out John is betrothed to another, she is devastated...for she had been concluding that John had feelings for her too. John is a good man, but he feels obligated to his betrothed.

    Having learned the legend of Cupid, the eve before John's wedding Millie writes a letter and pleads with Cupid for her one true love...even knowing it is just legend. Will John follow through with his wedding to someone he is merely fond of or will true love conquer all?

    One True Love was a sweet, fast romance that gave us some knowledge of another time, classes, and legends. Lori writing is so smooth and realistic you can't help but be drawn in, feeling Millie's feelings. Both Millie and John were really likeable characters. Millie knew her 'station' in life and as sad as it made her was willing to accept it. She is a strong young woman. John was a real gentleman, he didn't look down on others simply because he had more than them. I really liked John's family too!

    I can't wait to see how this novella ties into Love At First Sight! Lori never disappoints me with her writing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

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    In One True Love by Lori Wilde, Millie Greenwood meets John Fant

    In One True Love by Lori Wilde, Millie Greenwood meets John Fant for the first time when he arrives at her family's humble home to deliver devastating news. She is instantly struck by his rugged good looks and kind eyes but knows better than to act on her attraction to him because of her station in life. His family owns the silver mine Millie's father works in and John was there to inform her and her mother that her dad passed away in a cave-in at the mine. Millie holds the family together and makes it through the funeral somehow. The Fant family was in attendance and John's sister Penelope asks Millie if she would be interested in working for her as a maid with a generous wage to share with her mother and siblings. Millie decides this would be the best way to take care of her family and get a taste of freedom as well.

    "I loved my mamma and my brothers and sisters with all my heart, but this was a chance for me to get out and see something of the world. Spread my wings. Start my own life."

    Millie falls into the routine quite easily and gets along well with everyone in Penelope's household. She's a bit homesick at first but work keeps her mind occupied along with glimpses of John who lives next door in his parent's home. He's just as kind to her as he was in their first meeting and Millie sees a sparkle in his eyes whenever he looks at her. She learns the history behind the towns name of Cupid when she visits the caverns with a friend. When she sees the Cupid formation for herself and hears the legend about the outlaw whose prayers for true love to save him came true, she is awestruck. John happens to be heading home on horseback as she is walking back after her trip to the caverns and offers her a ride. There is a pull between them almost like electricity during their ride and Millie knows in her heart he is the man meant for her although it can never be realized. They are just from too different social classes to hope it would ever work out.

    "John Fant was my one true love and there was no way in the whole wide world that we could ever be together."

    She tries to ignore he feelings and steer clear of John as much as possible until they are thrown together for a fundraiser at the last minute. The time they spend together only increases their longing. He makes a confession that his is betrothed to another woman and although he is fond of her, it is nothing like what he feels for Millie, but even he knows it cannot be. With his wedding date looming shortly, Millie throws herself into her work to get over her heartbreak. In desperation she writes a letter to Cupid and delivers it to the caverns in hopes that somehow she and John can find a way to be together. 

    One True Love is the short story that explains the origins of Lori Wilde's new series Cupid, Texas. Set in 1924, she does a wonderful job keeping this touching romance authentic. She describes Millie's feelings regarding the distinction of social classes so well that it is easy to understand how heartbroken she would be to fall in love with John. I enjoyed how Lori also mentioned other historic facts such as women recently earning the right to vote and the buzz around music and dancing in the mid-twenties. This is a great way to start off a new series and I look forward to reading about the current romances happening in Cupid.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 9, 2013

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    One True Love by Lori Wilde Cupid, TX area 1920's This is the bo

    One True Love by Lori Wilde
    Cupid, TX area 1920's This is the book that started the Cupid, TX series. Millie Greenwood had just lost her father and the owners of the mine where he worked hired her to take care of their house, 25 miles away.
    She left her mother and brothers and sisters. She falls into the routine of cleaning and doing laundry and watching children and has met another maid such as herself after attending church one day and is invited to go visit the Cupid Caverns and have a picnic lunch there.
    Millie has dreams of John Fant but he is in the upper class and she should not be thinking of him. Penelope=John's sister is in charge of the Ladies League and she finds an idea of dancing for charity that she hopes till rid the ill talk of the last maid who had to leave to have a baby.
    Loved the scenes of the caverns and the Cupid statue! Millie will help while Penelope learns the dancing steps=she's learning herself.
    When Penny gets injured wearing high heels they must find a substitute for the dancing marathon. They select Millie and she just knows she should decline but she wants to help Penny out by putting the Fant name back in good standing.
    After hours dancing he tells her and she can't believe she fell for him-she should've known better...
    What I really liked about this book is not only do you get this book, but excerpts for Love AT First Sight and All Out of Love are included along with a sample of Stealing Home by Jennifer Seasons, Lucky Like Us and The Right Bride both by Jennifer Ryan, Stuck On You by Cheryl Harper and Lachlan's Bride by Kathleen Harrington .
    I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    A sweet novella from Lori Wilde

    This was a sweet story. The introduction to Cupid, Texas as well as the time frame for the story lends to the innocence of the time & Ms. Wilde captures that essence.

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