Announcing two new Lovelace related books from Minnesota Heritage Publishing. Pre-publication orders are being taken through October 15, ensuring delivery by the release date of November 2, 2013.


One Stayed at Welcome                          by Maud & 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 was originally published in 1934 by The John Day Company. This book is an exact reprint of the original with new cover art by illustrator David Geister and an afterword written by Julie A. Schrader. Limited Edition Paperback – $14.00


Orange Blossoms Everywhere: The Story of Maud and Delos Lovelace in California, 1953-1980

Reprinted By The Southern California Chapter of the Betsy-Tacy Society

​Much has been written about Maud Hart Lovelace, beloved author of the Betsy-Tacy books. It is known that the books were based on her life growing up in Mankato, Minnesota, at the turn of the 20th century. It is also known that many of the characters in the books were based on real people, including her husband Delos. However, portions of her life remain uncharted. Thanks to the generosity of Maud and Delos’ daughter, Merian Lovelace Kirchner, selected diaries of Maud Hart Lovelace have been made available so that more of her life can be shared with others. Although Delos Wheeler Lovelace did not keep journals, stories told by family and friends, as well as Maud’s diaries, bring to life the delightful and intense nature of this complex man. While this book focuses mainly on the Lovelaces’ first few years in California, it also tells the story of the final chapter in their lives together—their retirement years in the lovely tree-lined town of Claremont, California. ​Limited Edition Paperback – $10.00

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