Is it too late for love?Although she is only 25, lovely Lady Ursula Liddiard is resigned to her single state. Little does Ursula dream that Cupid has his own calendar for love's ripening--and soon she faces the daunting decision of which temptation to resist....
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Cupid's Calendar Reviews
Lady Ursula Liddiard, at five and twenty, had devoted her life to taking care of her elderly mother. She had been a caustic, self-centered woman and it took its toll on her daughter. Ursula missed out on opportunities to marry someone and start a family because of her demonstrative parent. It had been a week since her mother's death and Ursula desperately wanted to move on. Her older brother, Rupert, had paid her a visit expecting his sister to take over the care of his young son. He tried to play on her sympathies. Ursula's answer was a firm 'no'. "Rupert, if you want the word with no bark on it, I am not bereaved. I am freed!"She soon leaves to visit her dear childhood friend: the empathetic and sweet Lady India Youngreaves and her loving husband, Robert. Along the way she meets Lord Henry Somerton, someone she had feelings for when she was very young. He is interested but Ursula flees. Then Lord Henry has an accident and is injured; Ursula finds him unconscious on the side of the road and takes him to her friend's estate to seek medical care. I fell in love with the storyline until about 2/3's of the way in.(view spoiler)[There was the dreaded Big Misunderstanding and, for me, the romance took a dive until the very last page. I am still giving CUPID'S CALENDAR a very, VERY generous three stars because I enjoy Ms. Clark's style of writing and I will continue to look for her other books. (hide spoiler)]
Super adorable old school regency. I love how the majority of the characters dithered around protecting each other's feelings and avoiding saying anything directly unless under duress.
Lovely Lady Ursula Liddiard was resigned to her single state. Though she was but five-and-twenty, the world of romance had passed her by during years spent nursing her ailing mother. What man could possibly want her now? Certainly not the infinitely attractive Lord Henry Somerton, who had ignored her when she was in the bloom of youth. And just as certainly not the divinely handsome Sir Tarquin Rochdale, who had his pick of the marriage mart.Little did Ursula dream that Cupid had his own calendar for love's ripening - and that she would face the daunting decision of which temptation somehow to resist... and which to risk her unconditional surrender...A nice tale, if a little silly. Ursula is a likeable character if a little dim, & the supporting characters are entertaining, particularly her bosom bow, India. Henry & Tarquin are both good men, & there are no absolute cads, for a change.