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Read · The Grand Sophy ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ The Grand Sophy By Georgette Heyer ✩ – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton Lacy is ordered to South America on business he leaves his only daughter Sophia with his sister Elizabeth Rivenhall in BerkeleSin Herbert was in dire financial straits and has fallen foul of a money lender and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom and Sophy's arrived just in time to save them all With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy became the mainstay of her hilariously bedeviled family as a horsewoman social leader and above all as an ingenious match maker Using her signature unorthodox methods Sophy set out to solve all of their problems By the time she's done Sophy has commandeered household and Charles's horses but she finds herself increasingly drawn to her eldest cousin Could it be that the Grand Sophy had finally met her match Can she really be falling in love with him and he with her And what of his betrothal to grim Eugeni. I wonder if I'll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for itThis one is definitely in my top favourites It was funny witty engaging and just awesome It was about Sophy's ingenuous plans in rescuing everyone's problems than an actual romance but it was so engaging and hilarious that I didn't really mind All the characters were so special and uniue and just such FUN DThe hero was very different from other Regency romances In fact he acted mostly like an anti hero what with his tyrannical and spiteful ways and his immense dislike of Sophy But I couldn't really blame him because I felt so sorry for him that he was engaged to Miss Wraxton who was undoubtedly the most proper dutiful and well bred woman in London and it really was no wonder that such a dead bore of a Bluestocking would turn him bitter Imagine having to spend the rest of your days with a woman who made it her duty to report to you even the most insignificant gestures of your relatives And who actually enjoyed talking about the plants that grow in Jamaica Yeah very tedious Why Charles proposed to her in the first place is still a mystery I'm trying to solve The reason I wasn't turned off by him was that Heyer would show us glimpses of his warm loyal and loving side from time to time and we were given to understand that he was just a man who had a lot of difficulties to bear and who needed the right woman beside him to help him through themSophy is independent bold courageous and delightful and she loses no time in taking the town by rage and resolving in untangling everyone's problems And she does it brilliantly Her exploits were indeed wonderful and so hilarious She was so kind and always acted with the best intentions in mind I think she might be my favourite Heyer heroine so far She was very modern minded and if she lived today she would be just the kind of woman who would make an excellent counsellor Or possibly she would prefer to be a zookeeper as she seemed to have uite a passion for animals She arrived in Berkeley Suare with a monkey a dog and a parrot and it is later discovered that she keeps ducklings in her houseThis is what makes Heyer's novels so much fun She always adds super random elements that give such a comedic turn to everything that one cannothelp but to burst out laughing Lord Bromford who was a male version of Miss Wraxton and his cold and mustard bath were simply hilarious There were also two extremely funny shooting scenes a poet who was so lost in his bubble he didn't even have a clue he was getting married a man with the mumps and a lovely girl named Cecilia who was so sweet she deserved the best view spoiler I was never glad than when she ended up with Lord Charlbury The man was such a sweetheart and I felt bad for him that he might acuire the reputation of a rake because of Sophy hide spoiler

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Rogant stern cousin Charles Rivenhall the Ombersley heir vows to rid his family of her meddlesome ways by marrying her offBut vibrant and irrepressible Sophy was no stranger to managing delicate situations After all she'd been keeping opportunistic females away from her widowed father for years But staying with her relatives could be her biggest challenge yet But Sophy discovers that her aunt's family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right her aunt's husband is of no use at all her ruthlessly handsome cousin Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his pedantic bluestocking fiancee Eugenia Wraxton her lovely cousin Cecelia was smitten with an utterly unsuitable suitor a beautiful but feather brained poet her cou. A Regency Romance What WhatAh but this was nothing very stuffy indeed Sophy was the model extrovert a clever and busy and downright machiavellian girl Do you like characters with so much agency that they pop right off the page Sophy is your girlOf course that also means that she's pretty much a terror for all the stuffed shirts around her and between getting in the way and deciding to help her relations find marriage while all the while being the unwitting subject of the same dastardly plotHow will this comedy turn out Truly the pacing is good the plot is pretty Shakespearian and the stuffed shirts get stuffedIt was pretty fun Mind you I do love a bit of romance fluff every now and again and this was light and churlish and sometimes even devious but it is also pure popcorn fictionI'm glad to have read it but it's not generally the kind of thing I read or at least the setting isn't The storied plots are pretty universal though and there were plenty of chuckles in store for me Here's to broadening my horizon

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The Grand SophyWhen the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton Lacy is ordered to South America on business he leaves his only daughter Sophia with his sister Elizabeth Rivenhall in Berkeley Suare Newly arrived from her tour of the Continent Sophy invites herself into the circle of her relatives When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece no one expects Sophy who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm Beautiful gay impulsive shockingly direct Sophy swept into elegant London society and scattered conventions and traditions The Grand PDF before her like wisps in a windstorm Resourceful adventurous and utterly indefatigable Sophy is hardly the mild mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in Kind hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked and her ar. 45 stars If you ever wanted to see a Regency era heroine really take charge of her life you'll probably love The Grand Sophy Sophia Stanton Lacy better known as Sophy is dropped on her aunt's family by her globetrotting father who asks his sister Lady Ombersley to watch over his poor little SophyEnter Sophy 5' 9 independent minded and brimming with confidence Sophy uickly figures out all of the dysfunctions in the Ombersley family including a father with a gambling addiction a passive mother a daughter who throws over the perfectly nice eligible lord she's supposed to marry in favor of a swoony absent minded poet and a younger son who's managed to get himself into some deep trouble And the older son Charles who has taken over control of the family and its finances to try to pull everything together and in the process has lost his sense of humor turned into a domestic tyrant of sorts and managed to get himself engaged to a vindictive overly proper woman Eugenia WraxtonIt's a good thing Sophy is a take charge and fix it kind of person Also luckily Sophy is intelligent and has a great sense of humor It's a sheer pleasure to watch her take on CharlesHe said stiffly 'Since you have brought up Miss Wraxton’s name I shall be much obliged to you cousin if you will refrain from telling my sisters that she has a face like a horse''But Charles no blame attaches to Miss Wraxton She cannot help it and that I assure you I have always pointed out to your sisters''I consider Miss Wraxton’s countenance particularly well bred''Yes indeed but you have uite misunderstood the matter I meant a particularly well bred horse''You meant as I am perfectly aware to belittle Miss Wraxton''No no I am very fond of horses' Sophy said earnestlyJane Austen's Emma should take a clue from Sophy Emma tries to manage everyone's lives especially their romances and is usually wrong Sophy who in fairness is much cosmopolitan than Emma pretty much always succeeds at managing everyone's lives Luckily for everyone involved she's also pretty much always right with one notable exception that ends up turning out right anyway because the universe clearly loves SophyI really didn't mean to swallow this book whole in one day but once I got going I couldn't stop And when Heyer pulls all the main characters together at the end for one of those absurd farcical scenes she does so well it was comedy heavenThis would be a 5 star book easy but unfortunately there's a really problematic minor subplot right in the middle of the book that involves a stereotypical greasy evil Jewish moneylender the name Goldhanger and his Semitic nose are your textual clues It lasts for about 5 pages max I've looked at different ways of rationalizing this those were different times it's just one character and not necessarily the author's commentary on all Jews but I can't get comfortable with it Nor do I think I should this was published in 1950 post WWII by which time people generally and Georgette Heyer specifically should have known better This one scene will ruin the entire book for some people If you can rationalize it or ignore it or skip over it knowing that Sophy prevails in their brief encounter this is otherwise a completely delightful book If you can't that's totally understandable I understand the racial descriptions have been removed from some editions of the book like Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None which seems to me a happy answer to this problemBecause really Sophy's a great character and that one scene excluded this is one of Heyer's best novels I would love to hang out with Sophy we could braid each other's hair and she could fix all my problems