Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date May 21st, 2013
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 …
I was able to review this book through Tasty Book Tours and was happy I made the last minute decision to sign up for this book. It was a novella and the prequel to Lori’s upcoming books “Love at First Sight” and “All Out of Love”. They are all part of the Cupid, Texas Series.
Millie is just your average everyday girl, when he father dies in a mining accident, which is owned by the wealthy John Fant, she is offered a job as a maid in a family home. She knew that common girls like her would never ever stand a chance with a wealthy, handsome man like John, but she couldn’t help but be intrigued by him. One day after church when she goes out exploring with Rosalie, they end up in in Cupid’s Cavern. Rosalie tells her the tale about the cavern and how Mingus and Louisa came to find love.
I loved the setting of this book and that it took place years and years ago, which made my imagination run free to the days when things were so simple, but love could still become complicated. There is definitely an instant connection between the handsome John and the simple Millie. Until the day that Millie finds out that John was betrothed to a young woman from another wealthy family. Millie understands she must fight her feelings and go back to her everyday life. Millie then decides to take fate into her own hands a write cupid a little letter of her own, but does cupid answer her letter? Though the outcome was a little predictable this short read was a fun Sunday afternoon read, which I did not want to put down until I reached the last page. The only negative thing I have to say about this book, is that I don’t think the cover fit the scenes that were described in the book. The cover seems to be too modern for a book set in 1924.