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The Grand Sophy (1950)

por Georgette Heyer

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A New York Times Bestseller!

"Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance. Long may she reign!" ??New York Times bestselling author LAUREN WILLIG

A reader favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance, The Grand Sophy is a utterly hilarious and completely endearing story of Sophy and the outrageous lengths she goes to solve everyone else's problems, and the surprises in store for everyone!

When Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter, Sophy, with his sister in Berkeley Square. Forward, bold, and out-spoken, Sophy sweeps in and immediately takes ton by storm.

Upon her arrival, Sophy can see that her cousins are in a sad tangle: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles is engaged to a dour bluestocking, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. They all need her help and it's providential that Sophy arrives when she does.

What reviewers are saying about The Grand Sophy

"The Grand Sophy was an exciting, charming read. The characters grab you and don't let go." ??Anna's Book Blog

"Fun, engaging and hilarious, I cannot recommend it more highly. Sophy is a devilishly fine girl." ?? AustenProse

"The Grand Sophy is a very entertaining Regency romance with wonderfully eccentric characters and a very humorous plot."??Once Upon a… (mais)

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    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.
  2. 10
    Friday's Child por 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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I have to agree with pretty much all the male characters in this story: Sophie is a terrifying woman. Well-intentioned, but a sly and manipulative busybody. A number of her schemes depend on luck, especially her dangerous games with horses. Still, it’s a fun story, and I really enjoyed everyone getting their hearts’ desire in the end, even people who don’t deserve it.

I subtracted a star for the disgustingly bigoted portrayal of the Jewish moneylender. I try to judge books with respect to the social attitudes of the time in which they were written, but this was written as a historical romance in 1950, not 1590. ( )
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
Great writing. Dropped because of cousin-cest. ( )
  Blue5498475 | Nov 24, 2023 |
Fun and light-hearted, this is a great escapist read.

re-read 8/8/2023 ( )
  catseyegreen | Aug 9, 2023 |
With her father headed off to Brazil, Sophy moves into the household of her London cousins, who are very much unprepared for a woman with a personality such as hers. She arrives accompanied by her dog and a monkey, and immediately throws the serene and orderly household into chaos. Sophy herself is bold, smart and daring (reckless?) — possibly too much of all of these for the family and London society to handle.

Even though regency romances have never really been my thing, I'd heard enough good things about Georgette Heyer over the years that I've felt an obligation to at least give her a try. Her writing is funny, sophisticated and light-hearted, and I can see the appeal (though it's still not a subgenre I'm especially drawn to). Some aspects of this story haven't necessarily aged well with respect to social mores — the scene with Goldhanger was super cringey. It was also a little awkward to accept Sophy's love interest being her own first cousin. However, the story is funny and witty, and all of the various characters' plotlines ultimately tie together in a clever way. ( )
  ryner | Jul 13, 2023 |
I love Sophy! She’s so smart and cunning and I love that in a Regency Romance. She has some agency! ( )
  jax_hughes | Jun 27, 2023 |
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"By now entrenched in the Regency subgenre she had created, for her next novel, The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer created a protagonist able to both challenge its rules and manipulate its characters, and a tightly knitted plot whose final scene almost begs for a stage dramatization. The result is either among her best or most infuriating books, depending upon the reader. I find it both."
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Donkersloot, PietDesigner da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Kauer, Edmund TheodorTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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A New York Times Bestseller!

"Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance. Long may she reign!" ??New York Times bestselling author LAUREN WILLIG

A reader favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance, The Grand Sophy is a utterly hilarious and completely endearing story of Sophy and the outrageous lengths she goes to solve everyone else's problems, and the surprises in store for everyone!

When Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter, Sophy, with his sister in Berkeley Square. Forward, bold, and out-spoken, Sophy sweeps in and immediately takes ton by storm.

Upon her arrival, Sophy can see that her cousins are in a sad tangle: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles is engaged to a dour bluestocking, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. They all need her help and it's providential that Sophy arrives when she does.

What reviewers are saying about The Grand Sophy

"The Grand Sophy was an exciting, charming read. The characters grab you and don't let go." ??Anna's Book Blog

"Fun, engaging and hilarious, I cannot recommend it more highly. Sophy is a devilishly fine girl." ?? AustenProse

"The Grand Sophy is a very entertaining Regency romance with wonderfully eccentric characters and a very humorous plot."??Once Upon a

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