The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

by Georgette Heyer
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The Grand Sophy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
megannsgran More than 1 year ago
Georgette Heyer is the original Regency Romance author - all others are pale imitations. Her characters are sharp and charming. Her dialogue is deceiving - at first you think it is just talk, then you start to giggle, because she has tricked you with a sly jest or a little tricky sarcasm. Ms. Heyer is poking fun at all the starched up characters, sliding sweet romance under our very noses. In The Grand Sophy, the main character is a "managing female" who "saves" people wherever she goes, leaving in them slightly dazed but much happier. When she arrives in England to visit her aunt and cousins, she finds a another group in distress. Her cousin Charles, newly endowed with a fortune from a deceased uncle, has just rescued his families fortunes but in the process has become rather autocratic and overbearing. To top it all off, he has become engaged to marry a young woman of impecable breeding and morals (and the whole house is dreading the time when she will move in with them and throw a damper on everyone). Don't worry, Sophy will teach her cousin a few salutary lessons, get rid of the "horse faced" bride-to-be and make everyone happy - and most especially the reader! Don't start this book unless you have a couple of hours, because you WILL forget to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sophie descends on London after being with her father during the war in Spain. She is not the meek young lady her aunt and cousins expect, but turns their lives on end and prevents an ill-fated marriage. Lots of humor in this one. I can't imagine any one not loving Sophie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't know why I picked up my first Georgette Heyer. I think I had heard of her and decided to give it a try. I've been hooked on her historical romances since. The Grand Sophy has got to be one of my favorites. Heyer characters are never cookie cutter. In every book each character is unique. The hero and heroine are not always perfect but ultimately likeable. Heyer writes with such wit and accuracy in details of the period. In Sophy she has one of her stronger, brighter and more independent heroines.
Claira More than 1 year ago
Then you should very much enjoy her romance with Sophy. Sophy is a very hands on Lady who decides to set to rights the sorry state of her cousin's family when she comes to stay with them. All the children and their mother and father have let the oldest son become a tyrant over the household after he saved them from financial ruin, but Sophy will have none of that if you please! Lots of fun will be had watching Sophy and Charles come to cuffs, so cuddle up and enjoy reading The Grand Sophy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Must read this, its the best she has done. There's wit, family drama, good ton and Sophie is a unique, intelligent, witty, appealing, independent and interesting girl. Her battles with Charles, her schemes for her other cousins are warm, funny and brill
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sophy, raised in diplomatic circles in 17th century Portugal by her eccentric father, rides as well as any man, and comes to England to stay with her aunt, Lady Ombersley, 'to find a husband'. In the process, she flouts every convention, infuriates her cousin Charles and generally turns the household upside down. Every woman who has ever been suppressed by a man, because 'women just don't...' will LOVE this one! You will laugh your way through it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you love a spirited heroine, if you have dreamed of a hero who just needs the right person to be able to enjoy life to the full, if you enjoy a cast of characters so well written about that you'll identify them with people you know, then you MUST read this book. Sophy is absolutely loveable! She will endear herself to every reader. You'll laugh from beginning to end!
ReaderWriterEditor More than 1 year ago
I love all of Georgette Heyer's Regency period novels, but I really think this one's my favorite.
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Your mom.
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And also excellant historical novels. Her research was complete and coversations are accurate but might seem dated and odd in the former slang. However noticed the same oddity now in novels of the twenties or fourties
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CuriousOH More than 1 year ago
This is quite possibly my favorite Heyer novel. Well written, fully developed characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of Heyers best. Well worth reading.
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Patito02 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable and very funny. Sophy is unique!!! She is caught up in a situation that requires audacity, perspicacity, and humor all of which Sophy displays in abundance. A good rainy afternoon read especially with a cup of tea and scone to keep you company. Be prepared to laugh out loud so a quite public space is probably not the ideal location.
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