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The Grand Sophy (original 1950; edition 2009)

by Georgette Heyer

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Title:The Grand Sophy
Authors:Georgette Heyer
Info:Sourcebooks Casablanca (2009), Paperback, 384 pages
Collections:Your library, Kindle, Completed in 2012
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The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer (1950)

  1. 20
    Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons (Bjace)
    Bjace: While it's not in the same genre, the books are similiar. Both Sophy and Flora Post are Miss Fix-its, whose practical, problem-solving approach to life is a contrast to the silliness of their relatives. Also, both are delightful reads in different ways.
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    Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer (moonsoar)
    moonsoar: The main females in both books are up to the same sort of shenanigans in both books.
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Quite enjoyable. I liked the 2 main characters and I liked that it stayed faithful to their personalities at the end and didn't get soppy. Not sure I'll rush to read more Heyer but it was an interesting dip. ( )
  infjsarah | May 10, 2015 |
I was loving--LOVING--this Heyer book until the unfortunate arrival of the crassly stereotypical Jewish moneylender. Why, Georgette Heyer, why? I do realize that this was a sad stock character in all too many novels of this era...but still, it left a bad taste in my mouth. I was about to say "on the plus side, he's a very minor character and disappears once his role in the plot is complete." But I'm not sure it *is* a plus, since that makes his characterization seem even more unnecessary.

The good news, though, is that the rest of the book is vintage Heyer, and includes some of the funniest writing I've read in a long time. There's an exchange between Sophy and her cousin George about his fiancée's horse-faced appearance that made me laugh out loud, and the ending is pure bedroom farce: doors opening and closing, characters dodging around trying to avoid each other, and--just to add to the absurdity--a crate of ducklings. ( )
  rvhatha | Mar 20, 2015 |
Overall an entertaining historical romance with a exuberant heroine up to all kinds of antics. It had lots of enjoyable action but there was a couple times such as the beginning when it got heavy with describing everything. Sophy is sent to live with her aunts family and brings a whirlwind of activity interfering in everyone's romance.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Probably my favourite of all the Georgette Heyer novels I have read. Sophy is a strong heroine and the plot is entertaining. A great lighthearted read. ( )
  cazfrancis | Jan 28, 2015 |
What a fun read! ( )
  librarymary09 | May 24, 2014 |
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The butler, recognizing her ladyship's only surviving brother at a glance, as he afterward informed his less percipient subordinates, favored Sir Horace with a low bow, and took it upon himself to say that my lady, although not at home to less nearly connected persons, would be happy to see him.
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When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on diplomatic business, he leaves his only daughter Sophy with his sister's family, the Ombersleys , in Berkeley Square. Upon her arrival, Sophy is bemused to see her cousins in a sad tangle. The heartless and tyrannical Charles is betrothed to a pedantic bluestocking almost as tiresome as himself; Cecilia is besotted with a beautiful but feather-brained poet; and Hubert has fallen foul of a money-lender. It looks like the Grand Sophy has arrived just in time to sort them out, but she hasn't reckoned with Charles, the Ombersleys' heir who has only one thought - to marry her off and rid the family of her meddlesome ways...
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Sophy sets everything right for her desperate family in one of Georgette Heyer's most popular Regency romances.

When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim fiancee, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. By the time she's done, Sophy has commandeered Charles's horses, his household, and finally, his heart.

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When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim fiancee, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. By the time she's done, Sophy has commandeered Charles's horses, his household, and finally, his heart.… (more)

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