The Grand Sophy Epub Ð 328 pages À Georgette heyer

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The Grand Sophy Epub Ð 328 pages À Georgette heyer À [PDF / Epub] ☂ The Grand Sophy By Georgette Heyer – 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 Berkeley Suare Newly arriHer arrogant 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 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 is 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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Sin Herbert is 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 becomes 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 sets 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 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 Brazil of all places She soons detects many problems that the family is struggling with and decides to intervene For their own good of course The Grand Sophy is the perfect read when you need a lull from denser darker ones It is fast paced clever and funny Perfect brain candy Enjoy

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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 town by storm Beautiful gay impulsive shockingly direct Sophy sweeps into elegant London society and scatters conventions and traditions The Grand MOBI #207 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 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 globe trotting 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