One True Love: A Cupid, Texas Novella [NOOK Book]

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In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love. And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return . . .

Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began . . . All it took was one great love story!

Too bad for pretty young housemaid Millie Greenwood that her one true love is John Fant, the handsomest, wealthiest man in town. But in 1924, a maid—no matter how lovely—isn't about to...

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Overview

In Cupid, Texas, they say everyone has one true love. And if you write a letter to Cupid, you will get an answer in return . . .

Now, from New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde, read how the legend of Cupid began . . . All it took was one great love story!

Too bad for pretty young housemaid Millie Greenwood that her one true love is John Fant, the handsomest, wealthiest man in town. But in 1924, a maid—no matter how lovely—isn't about to marry into the town's foremost family, and John is on the verge of becoming betrothed to another. Everything seems hopeless until Millie writes a desperate letter to Cupid, and the most romantic legend of all is born . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062219312
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/21/2013
  • Series: Cupid, Texas
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 13,837
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University.  She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.

Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.

A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 27 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her two New American Shepherds.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    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 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...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2013

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    This was my first read of Lori Wilde's work and I thought it was

    This was my first read of Lori Wilde's work and I thought it was a great short story. It was sweet, fast and the couple got their HEA. AS you can see it's a novella and the first to start off in a new series surrounding the residents of Cupid, Texas and their "Cupid" legend that attracts a lot of tourists. But since this is the novella to start things off the Cupid wasn't exactly "worshiped" yet.

    Both the characters were well liked. I really liked John Fant. He was the handsome only son of the wealthiest family in town who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty and is kind and warm hearted all around. Millie Greenwood is the eldest daughter of a miner and is a country gal. She has just turned eighteen and suddenly became fatherless due to an accident at the mine. To help her mother and six siblings survive, she took position as a maid at he home of John's sisters house.

    I love how Lori told the story in first person and mad it sound as though Millie was telling you her love story. Millie gave the readers snide remarks about what she was thinking as though she was really talking to you about her romance. She made it very easy to follow and kept you engaged and interactive with her. She made you want to root for her even though you knew it was going to have a great ending.

    The downfall for me was not getting to see John's point of view and know what he was thinking. Although he was still a very lovable character without needing to know what he was thinking, I always felt like his view point was going to come next in the story after a certain scene. The other thing was how Millie made me feeling like she was selfish towards the end. She just made me not like her so much, even though I knew why and understood her reasons I still felt like she shouldn't have say, written, done what she did. I know it's to be a short story but I felt like there should have been more and that the ending came on too quick. It was a great ending, it's just that how it came about just didn't fit well with what I would have liked or pictured it to be.

    So far this was a great short read and the next books in the series are about descendants of these two love birds in the city of Cupid!

    This ebook was provided by Edelweiss and Avon/Harper Voyager/HarperCollinsPublishers

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    To:Nicko

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA????????????
    Well then
    ~SEXY DONUT

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Nicko

    Lays u,down and kisses u

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

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    I don't normally care for historical romance from this time peri

    I don't normally care for historical romance from this time period but this one was an exception!
    It wonderfully set the stage for the rest of this series and I couldn't help but love Millie and John.
    It manages in a short time to make all of us normal folks believe in love conquering all.
    This story expertly sets the stage for the legend of Cupid, Texas.
     You can't miss the rest of the series now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

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    U R A VERY GROSS PERSON AND WHO IS LEXI YOUR GF HUH IF I COULD I WOULD WRIGHT U UP 1,000,000,000 TIMES U CAN SAY THAT BUT NOT OUT TO THE WORLD MAN FOR REAL AND IF U R UNDER 21 U CAN DIE FROM HAVING SEX btw what is sex SO KEEP YOUR PEN.IS IN YOUR PANTS FOR NOW THX
    ~Christina ;-)

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  • Posted August 29, 2013

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    Reviewed by: Crystal B Book provided by: Edelweiss Review origin

    Reviewed by: Crystal B
    Book provided by: Edelweiss
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book




    Lori Wilde as created another wonderful series, this time it is set in Cupid, Texas. This novella sets up the storyline for the series. However, I had the pleasure of reading Love at First Sight by Lori Wilde before I read One True Love. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything in either book by reading them out of order. I really enjoyed getting the background story of how the legend began.




    Millie Greenwood is a strong young girl that has suffered loss. Her fathered was killed in a silver mine owned by John Fant. The family offers Millie a housemaid position so she will be able to help her family. Of course Millie accepts the job so that she is able to assist her family after her father’s passing. I just loved Millie, she has a sweet personality and a funny side as well.




    John is a wealthy businessman but also a has a big heart. He loves his family which you can tell by how he treats his sister. I won’t go into a lot of detail but I loved what he and Millie do for his sister. I’ll let you read One True Love for yourself and see what happens that I enjoyed so much.




    Millie and John have an instant connection that is really sweet to watch grow. I really enjoyed reading their story and found myself hoping that things work out for them.




    I love Lori Wilde’s style of writing and her ability to instantly drawing me into the story. I can tell already this is going to be a series that I am going to want to follow and I can’t wait for the next release.

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  • Posted July 14, 2013

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    A great short story

    A great short story 1924 Cupid, Texas


    Millie Greenwood is a young housemaid that lives in an era when housemaids and the wealthy really don’t mix or at least they are not supposed to mix. What Millie doesn’t expect and has no idea how to deal with is finding her one true love in John Fant, the handsomest and wealthiest man in their town.

    John Fant is about to become betrothed to another. So as far as Millie can see everything is completely hopeless. Until she writes a desperate letter to Cupid and sets in motion events that makes for the most romantic legend of all time.



    This is a short novella that gives readers a preview to a new series by this author. A series that is sure to please readers and have them wanting to read more about the town of Cupid, Texas. The characters are interesting and make readers want to visit and revisit the town of Cupid. This is a great story that shows how the legend of Cupid got started and is sure to whet the appetite of readers and have them wanting to read more about this wonderful little town.

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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

    Are you here jess

    Jjk

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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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  • 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.

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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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