The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

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When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on business, he leaves his only daughter Sophy with his sister in Berkeley Square. Newly arrived from her tour of the Continent, Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: her uncle is of no use at all, the ruthlessly handsome cousin Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim bluestocking fiancee; lovely cousin Cecelia is smitten with an utterly unsuitable suitor, a poet; cousin Herbert is in dire financial straits; and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. Sophy has arrived just in time to save them all.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Casablanca,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©1950
ISBN: 9781402218941
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEY
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 21 cm

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KatherineHere
Dec 10, 2017

A wonderful story! Written for the Regency period, the English is a bit stilted (putting it mildly?), however, as appropriate for the period, and you may find yourself running to the dictionary.

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Booksss14
Jun 24, 2017

I just finished this book this afternoon and I positively loved it! It is so happy and bubbly and just hilarious! Quite a wonderful read! It was the first of Georgette Heyer's books that I had ever read and now I'm determined to (at least) read all twenty-four of her Regency Novels. If you are looking for something that will cure your blues, read The Grand Sophy.

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jcosner13
May 09, 2017

A refreshing regency romance! Sophy saves the day! If you're looking for a book with good clean fun, wit, and a positive view of women, this is the book for you. If you're looking for scenes of hot sex and obsession, look elsewhere!

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Mtrey
Aug 09, 2016

I own an out of print paperback. It has seen better days. A go to book that constantly surprises me with the elegance of phrases and nuances of gestures.

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katewickk
Jun 03, 2016

I read this after reading Arabella and I must say I was enjoying it much more. But the end, in my opinion, is rushed and not as good. All in all a great Georgette Heyer book!

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Raeldrele
Jan 27, 2016

My favorite book!

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becker
Dec 07, 2015

Reading this book was pure entertainment. The dialogue...the language in general was gorgeous. It was sharp and witty and poked all kinds of good natured fun at the time period. Anyone who has loved Pride and Prejudice should try this author. This was my first Georgette Heyer book but she is now my new guilty indulgence.

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ReadRobin
Apr 10, 2015

Riveting--how else to describe a book that keeps me awake when I am trying to drift off to sleep? But there is too much going on to allow any inattention, and the language is enlivening, to say the least. How Masterpiece Theater has overlooked this author, except that the networks, even the BBC ,still have men disproportionately represented.

If you like Jane Austen, you will like Georgette Heyer! Funny, fun, lighthearted and romantic!

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jesscgarcia Jun 09, 2014

So far my favorite of Ms. Heyer's novels. Grand Sophy is a smart, loving, and entertaining protagonist who creates just the right amount of tension between characters with her antics. Charles is both frustrating and lovable. I would love the story even more if the love story was not between first cousins.

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