[The Grand Sophy] Free Â Georgette Heyer
S get stuffedIt was pretty fun Mind you I do love a bit f 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 Aqidah Islam of thing I readr at least the setting isn t The storied plots are pretty universal though and there were plenty Tank! of chuckles in store for me Here s to broadening my horizon Onef Georgette s best loved Regencies it is impossible to read it any Geek Feminist Revolution other way than as the story is told breakneck the smile never left my faceWhile Sophy stays true to the period in a lotf ways she is a far modern heroine it simply doesn t Lucky Luciano occur to her she can t be independentr that she doesn t know what is best for her cousins the Rivenhalls when she is sent to stay with themThe whole family reminds me A Reader& of the Von Trapps in a Soundf Music with Charles Rivenhall having Captain Von Trapp s autocracy his father Lord Ombersley his distance there is a gaggle The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness of adorable young children teens Lord Ombersley would be a good candidate for Most Irresponsible Father in a Georgette Heyer Novel His fecklessness means that Charles has takenver the family reins has become Churchill old before his time To ease his load he becomes engaged to the serious deadly dull Eugenia not recognising the mean spirit hidden behind the correct Society mannersClearly Sophy can t let this sad statef affairs continue mayhem follows till everyone gets their happy endingA wonderful caste Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of characters that I have fallen in love with A minor uibble is thatne Jean-Paul Sartre of the younger children Theodore disappears from the bookr else is merged with another son Hubert But Heyer had a lot f strands going in this book so that is understandableLess forgiveable is the anti Semitism baffling since Heyer herself is believed to have some Jewish blood I still prefer to read uncensored just accept my literary idol did have feet f clayWith this edition a typo in Chapter 8 The cover is a little insipid no way could that girl be the sparkling Sophy Let s say they are Cecy Charlbury This In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, one that I grew up with is far better Outrage there are rumoursf a Grand Sophy film in the works Before you break How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper out the champagne read this link I m hoping this is a wind up but not mentioning Heyer s name calling the book a bodi She was by far too tall nose and mouth were both too large and a pairf expressive gray eyes could scarcely be held to atone entirely for these defects Only you could not forget Sophy even though you could not recall the shape Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, of her facer the colour Bambi and Me of her eyesI forne will not forget the unstoppable and vivacious Sophy Stanton Lacy anytime soon A truly entertaining Regency Romance with Pocahontas onef the most delightful and dynamic heroines you could ever hope to encounter from this time period The Grand Sophy is the perfect book when you need a break from your denser and darker reads It is fast paced clever and Bala Santa often humorous When Sophy s father Sir Horace is summoned to Braziln business he entrusts her care as well as the search for an appropriate marriage match to his sister s family When Sophy arrives at the Ombersley doorstep complete with dog parrot and monkey she instantly creates a sensation While the Ombersleys learn that Sophy is indeed unconventional Sophy discovers that aunt uncle and cousins are perhaps a bit dysfunctional From cousin Cecilia who pines for a flighty poet much to the dismay Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies of her family to Lady Ombersley whose vinegars and fainting couch are always close at hand to theften absent and Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack oblivious Lord Ombersley to cousin Horace with his concealed gambling debts and to cousin Charles himself the true and exacting masterf the household Sophy will have her hands full Sophy and Charles immediately butt heads and Sophy proves herself an impressive match for this unyielding gentleman When Sophy tries to sort The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, out and influence the various relationships and love matches the household is further shaken up The insipid and meddling Eugenia Wraxton betrothed to Charles is an excellent counterbalance to Sophy s high spiritedness Eugenia saysf Sophy It is a pity that men will laugh when her liveliness betrays her into saying what cannot be thought becoming It brings her too much into notice and that I fancy is the root Wolfsong of the evil In regards to Eugenia and Charles Sophy felt it a pity that so promising a young man should be cast awayn Ultimate Memory Book one who would make it her business to encourage all the disagreeable featuresf his character Throw in some reckless riding a showy and decidedly unfeminine at least by the standards Pelnrušķis un trollis of the day carriage an elegant pistol a varietyf Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) other colorful characters a scheme to set everyone straight in the worldf romance and you will find that Georgette Heyer most assuredly concocted a very pleasurable and wholesome adventure This is my third Heyer read and I have plenty downloaded to my kindle for those days when I want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying O Mistério do Infante Santo onef her books if any Disgrace (Department Q, of those ualities appeal to you Buddy Read w the wonderful Candi PhrynneOnce again my goodreads friends and in groups have gotten me to read a book that I thought I would never like and guess what I loved it Lady Ombersley s brother Sir Horace decides to leave his daughter Sophy with them while he is away Sophy usually goes with him when he travels the world butn this Monsoon occasion he needs her to stay with her aunt and uncle and allf the cousins What a joy Sophy was to a most droll household The eldest brother Charles was so tiresome in the beginning He didn t seem to want to let any Slice by Slice of the women have any kindf fun r do anything for that matter Charles is also engaged to the horrible Miss Wraxton I wanted to also engaged to the horrible Miss Wraxton I wanted to kick her ff the roof They both seemed made for each ther at least in the beginning And then SOPHY arrives I thought she was going to give her aunt a heart attack You see Sophy has been brought up very differently then most girls She arrives with her beautiful horse Salamanca Tina her little Italian Greyhound and Jacko the monkey she brought for the children that she rescued I think she had a bird too I just
Loved Her Sophy Is A Force To Be Reckoned With her Sophy is a force to be reckoned with sets ut to turn everything right for as many people as she can She works Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle on her cousin Cecy who is being stupid in her choicef men She helps her cousin Hubert who is in a bit Seducing the Heiress of a gambling situation himself There are several things she does and she doesn t take no lip from Charles She puts him in his place so many times I loved it so much So. Ew York Times bestselling authorPrepare to be charmed LINDA HOWARD New York Times bestselling authorOnef Georgette Heyer's most popular Regency romances What are you waiting forSophy arrives at her aunt's house just in time to save I think The Grand Sophy is an excellent recommendation to fans And Cowboy Makes Three of Jane Austen and regency romance especially those who are uite sickf contemporary versions Teasing Her SEAL of the genre filled with throbbing members and heaving bosoms This book is very clean light and reminiscentf Austen s masterpieces in its humor and focus Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, on domestic issues marriage unwanted engagements cheating husbands gambling debts and such The language is sophisticated the characters are well drawn and likable and the romance infused with funny flirtatious banter is uite compelling If I have to compare Heyer and Austen however Austen wins without a doubt Herbservations A Valentines Wish of the society are much deeper her characters are much better developed her wit is superior While The Grand Sophy is a very entertaining story it drags in places sometimes gets repetitive when the same events are described and explained to several people and the ending is a little hectic with too much goingn simultaneously to enjoy the final love confessions Nevertheless I enjoyed the book would recommend it to those looking for Jane Austen substitutes instead Paixão Sem Disfarce of those horrid zombie parodies and seuels and will probably read Heyer in futurePS I saw some reviews accusing this bookf being anti Semitic That s a huge stretch IMO I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favourite Rain of the Heyers that I ve read The hero isn t as much fun as Avon is but the heroine Sophy far surpasses Leonie Sophy is admittedly forward bold andut spoken enough that she could have become as irritating to me as Leonie is but I think Heyer handled Sophy with far skill than she did Leonie no great surprise perhaps since there s a gap In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of about three decades between the two books and she s instead a very joyful character and great fun to read aboutI think it s also superior to ToS in that like Jane Austen Heyer has realised by this time that her strength lies in writing novels in which well not very much happens at all Whereas ToS is crammed fullf kidnaps and mistaken identities and cross dressing long lost noblewomen The Grand Sophy s plot is composed I Met Someone of nothing exciting than a casef the mumps and the resolution Quantum (Captain Chase of a numberf admittedly somewhat tangled marriage plots Its function is really to allow Heyer to write about the marvellous array The Other Islam of wits rakes eccentrics snobs dandies and heroines that populate the pagesf her novels and to let her show Last Man Standing off the subtle witty dialogue at which she excels Definitely somef the best historical fiction Light, Gesture, and Color out there whether romanticr not I wonder if I ll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for itThis Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault 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 fromther Regency romances In fact he acted mostly like an anti hero what with his tyrannical and spiteful ways and his immense dislike f 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 f a Bluestocking would turn him bitter Imagine having to spend the rest Canada of your days with a woman who made it her duty to report to you even the most insignificant gesturesf 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 ff by him was that Heyer would show us glimpses f 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 Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, 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 kindf woman who would make an excellent counsellor Or possibly she would prefer to be a zookeeper as she
Seemed To Have Uite to have uite 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 DogFace one cannothelp but to burstut laughing Lord Bromford who was a male version What You Owe Me 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 reputationf a rake because Buffalo Woman Comes Singing of Sophy hide spoiler The Grand Sophy my first Georgette Heyer is a very entertaining book about a complete hoyden who turns people s lives upside down The vivacious unconventional and head strong Sophy is a delightful heroine She comes to stay at her aunt when her diplomatic father has to sail away to Brazilf all places She soons detects many problems that the family is struggling with and decides to intervene For their wn good f course The Grand Sophy is the perfect read when you need a lull from denser darker nes It is fast paced clever and funny Perfect brain candy Enjoy 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 busy and downright machiavellian girl Do you like characters with much agency that they pop right ff 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 Shining City of the same dastardly plotHow will this comedy turnut Truly the pacing is good the plot is pretty Shakespearian and the stuffed shirt. You're in for a treat NORA ROBERTS New York Times bestselling authorHeyer's women are spunky daring and Blind Spots outrageousher heroes the stufff dreams DIANA PALMER New York Times bestselling authorGeorgette Heyer's bookssparkle MARY BALOGH .
Phy is such fun She asked her aunt where bank was so she could go get her finances in A Boy and A Bear in a Boat order Well this just about made the woman in the family fallver not to mention Charles No SOS one ever heardf a woman going into a bank And then Charles is taking Sophy to the back because that s how she rolls They got into a little arguement when Sophy was asking Charles where she could buy her St. Johns Wort own phaeton and horses and he was livid saying women don t drive theirwn phaetons Blah blah and blah Well she showed him After her business in the bank where she had Charles wait in the phaeton they stopped The Roman Family offn an errand for Charles She waits in the phaeton with the groom I knew exactly what she was going to do when she takes Hirvenmetsästäjä offne glove and lets it fly Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends over to the ground She talks the groom into goingver to get it and this is what happens next Tell your master that it is too chilly to keep the horses standing Sophy called after him I will tool the curricle round the streets for a few minutes and come back to take him up when he is ready The groom who was stooping to pick up the glove nearly fell A Christmas Miscellany over so swiftly did the spin round He had an excellent viewf Miss Stanton Lacy Sophy driving at a smart pace up the street He made a gallant but belated attempt to catch the curricle but it swept round a corner just as the wind blew his hat Too Bad to Die off and sent it blowing down the streetNeedless to say that Charles was furious when she got back I laughed and laughed Since Charles wouldn t tell here where to buy a good phaeton and horses she asked another gentleman she met when she wasut at the park with some OXENBOXEN of the family riding horses Of course they had a fit because Sophy was racing Salamanca around and women just don t do that in the park lol Sophy ended up getting some horses a man was selling that supposedly everyone wanted but she got there first And she ended up getting herwn phaeton that was considered a sporting Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) one and notne for a lady This is how I picture it since it s supposed to be 5 feet high which is my height It s like those monster trucks the monster phaeton lol Once again I loved how many family members Sophy helps in this book and I loved the many times she put Charles and Miss Wraxton in their places about things He said through shut teeth I think I told you Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, once before cousin that we did very well here before you came to upset allf ur comfort Yes you did and what you meant Charles was that until I came no ne dared to flout you You should be grateful to me Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, or at any rate Miss Wraxton should for I am sure you would have made andious husband before I came to stay with your Mama She even goes to see an moneylender to help The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, out thether cousin I mentioned And Reasoning and the Logic of Things oh my goodness She is not afraidf him The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange or cares less for what he says When he dares to try to threaten her she just pulls and gun and demands what she came for says she will give him the moneywed The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition or she can go to the copsr just shoot him Either way and she gets what she comes for Sophy had me laughing The Queens Assassin (Queens Secret, or smiling through mostf the book She is someone I would love to know in my real life I loved her and I loved this book Another little gem found in the wonderful world Space Calculated in Seconds of books and book friends And yes Sophy finds love herself at the very end MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading List 45 stars If you ever wanted to see a Regency era heroine really take chargef her life you ll probably love The Grand Sophy Sophia Stanton Lacy better known as Sophy is dropped Lightning on her aunt s family by her globetrotting father who asks his sister Lady Ombersley to watchver his poor little SophyEnter Sophy 5 9 independent minded and brimming with confidence Sophy uickly figures Digital Web out allf the dysfunctions in the Ombersley family including a father wit The Atomic Bodyslams to Whiskey Zippers one thing that always puzzles me is people s tendency to compare Georgette Heyer to Jane Austen As well compare Crime and Punishment to a John Grisham novel I am not denying the literary meritsf either genre far from it in fact However that doesn t change the fact that War of Hearts one is trying to compare chalk and cheese Jane Austen s purpose in writing her novels was not merely to tell a story In fact the story was merely a vehicle to examine critically the s and customsf the society f her times In an era where women academicians and philosophers were all but unknown Austen used the nly avenue Portable Operating for Amateur Radio open to her to espouse her brandf social commentary the novel Georgette Heyer Fer-de-Lance on thether hand wrote to entertain Full stop Her books are not and were never intended by her to be
anything than a pleasant way to pass time That being said in the context f the Regency romance than a pleasant way to pass time That being said in the context f the Regency romance is the unparalleled expert Her knowledge A Long Petal of the Sea of the tonr Regency high society is unmatched by any novelist save those who actually lived in those times Frivolous and flighty though her work may be the authenticity f her voice cannot be denied The Grand Sophy is my
favourite Georgette Heyer book I have a special place in my Georgette Heyer book I have a special place in my for each and every ne Gestin de documentos en la e-administracin (EL PROFESIONAL DE LA INFORMACIN) of her novels but in The Grand Sophy she brings to bear allf the skills that are her forte Sophy is charming and strong willed a force to be reckoned with Unlike with most Falscher Glanz ofur recent Regency romances her heroines are never milk and water misses I do not think I have met a single Heyer heroine who could not kick the ass Best Karate, Vol.5: Heian, Tekki ofur current crop While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, of romance heroines Working within the boundariesf a rigid society she manages to make her women intelligent witty and charming Sophy is a devious meddlesome schemer who manages to win Deal Breaker: The First Myron Bolitar Novel our hearts and the hero s without ever submersing her personality What draws me back to Heyer time and again is the sheer sensef fun that she manages to impart to each and every The Ho Ho Ho Mystery (The Third Pig Detective Agency, onef her novels The plots are never standard nor are the heroines Little Christmas Miracles or the heros Take for example Gilly from The Foundling He s no alpha man he s a timid weak aristocrat who still somehow manages to be adventurous and find himself and his path in life Or Freddie from Cotillion a dandy with no great physical prowessr good looks who manages to get the girl f his dreams simply by being kind and reliable these heroes are so real so much These heroes are so real so much and lovable than the rich dissolute alpha males f Dispel Illusion (Impossible Times, our contemporary historicals who manage to win the heroine simply through the hardnessf their abs and the hugeness Smillas Sense of Snow of their manhood Georgette Heyer s books will liven long after the Harleuin historicals fade from Topology our memories simply because she is superlative at what she does making you believe in romance Not lust not soulmates but romance. Er mixed up family from itself Everyone is hangingut with the absolute wrong person and the whole place is in an uproar Luckily Sophy knows the shocking tricks to straighten things ut and it starts with throwing a really grand party. ,