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One Stayed at Welcome by Maud and Delos Lovelace
One Stayed at Welcome
by Maud and Delos Lovelace

One Stayed at Welcome, was written in collaboration with Delos. It deals with two young men who came, one from Vermont and the other from Kentucky, to claim land in Minnesota not long after the Mexican War. They founded a town near Minneapolis and named it Welcome, but due to the demands of the plot, only one stayed there. As was usual in our collaborations, I did the research and Delos did most of the plotting. We shared the writing... amicably, too." 
~Maud Hart Lovelace, 1964

One Stayed at Welcome opens with the founding of Welcome by two young men, Larry and Dan, who became friends on their trek from the East. Their little town grows rapidly and within two years many new faces are to be found on the shores of Lake Welcome. Among the varied newcomers is an old school teacher and his daughter Lillie. Before a winter has passed both men are in love with her. Soon their hidden jealousy flames up in a youthful quarrel that reaches its climax the night of the great prairie fire, and with it comes a new friendship through mutual self-sacrifice. 

One Stayed at Welcome was originally published in 1934 by the John Day Company. This book is an exact reprint of the original. An afterword is written by Julie A. Schrader.

​Limited Edition Paperback, 333 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-9850937-5-4
$14.00 

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"As in her previous novels, the days of the western settlers are made vivid by the Lovelaces' unusual sense of the drama of colonization. One Stayed at Welcome opens with the founding of Welcome by two young men, Larry and Dan, who have made a lasting friendship of the trek from the East. Their little town grows rapidly and within two years many new faces are to be found on the shores of Lake Welcome. Among the varied newcomers is an old school teacher and his daughter Lillie, whom Dan and Larry remember as a little girl playing on the decks of a Mississippi River steamer. Now she is a matured young woman, and before a winter has passed both boys are in love with her. Soon their hidden jealousy flames up in a youthful quarrel and Welcome rocks with the news that Dan and Larry are no longer sharing their joint claim. Their quarrel reaches its climax the night of a great prairie fire, and with it comes a new friendship through mutual self-sacrifice."
~Synopsis from the original 1934 book cover
Reviews & Comments

The mail just came and lo!!! and behold!!!  One Stayed at Welcome is just gorgeous. The covers feel like suede and the ambiance created by the colors of the "painting" is "Welcome." The soft, brush strokes create such an inviting and contemplative mood. The Afterward is wonderfully inclusive. I love the time-line. The pages feel just like they should for a fine quality trade paperback book. You have done such a wonderful thing by this reprinting along with The Black Angels
~Arlene Kase, Minnesota