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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)

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    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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    Lord Rutherford's Last Retort by Elizabeth Harcourt (ClareDauncey)
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Not much is apparent in the way of plotting in “The Grand Sophy”, but rather several recurring themes that persist throughout the narrative hold the story together.

Numerous amusing scenes and a cast of entertaining characters make this a good-fun read. ( )
  PhilSyphe | Apr 21, 2016 |
The first Heyer book I read was execrable, so I was surprised at how enjoyable I found this one. Yes, the main character is feisty and take-charge, but she’s written consistently (no fainting spells when it pleases the author to have a suddenly submissive heroine) and with a plausible background, so she doesn’t seem anachronistic. It’s a fun little romantic romp. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
The unconventional and very independent Sophy stays with her aunt and uncle, and untangles varying problems in the lives of her cousins. This is a classic Georgette Heyer Regency romance, with cleverly interwoven plotlines, great characterisations, and gentle humour.

I re-read this every few years and thoroughly enjoy it every time. Sophy is one of the best of Heyer's creations and the plotting is brilliant.

Definitely recommended. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Quite an enjoyable read once I got into the book. Laughed aloud multiple times at the irony and humor in Heyer's characters and situations. Would definitely recommend. ( )
  thea-block | Jan 25, 2016 |
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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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