Lady Larkspur will try anything to avoid her impending arranged marriage to a much older man. Marrying for duty can't compete with marrying for love, but she can't wed the object of her affection, Dr. Benjamin Queensman. For starters, he's related to her future husband, and he doesn't seem to be interested in her. Then a trip to Brighton to cure Lark of poor health exposes her feelings to Ben. In the meantime, Lark's best friend finds a love of her own. Sharon Sobel weaves a warm, smoothly paced tale. Lady Larkspur Declines (4) is certain to capture and retain the interest of any lover of Regency romance. (Mar., 240 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor