MOBI The Grand Sophy

FREE DOC Â READER The Grand Sophy ´ 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 arrived from her tour of the Continent Sophy invites herself into the circle of her relatives When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in hRbert 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 it?This 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

DOC ✓ The Grand Sophy ☆ Georgette Heyer

N 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 cousin He A Regency Romance? What? What?Ah 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

Georgette Heyer ☆ The Grand Sophy EBOOK

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 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 arrogant ster The 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 merits of either genre; far from it in fact However that doesn't change the fact that 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 customs of the society of her times In an era where women academicians and philosophers were all but unknown Austen used the only avenue open to her to espouse her brand of social commentary the novel Georgette Heyer on the other 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 of the Regency romance she is the unparalleled expert Her knowledge of the ton or 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 of her voice cannot be denied The Grand Sophy is my favourite Georgette Heyer book I have a special place in my heart for each and every one of her novels but in The Grand Sophy she brings to bear all of the skills that are her forte Sophy is charming and strong willed a force to be reckoned with Unlike with most of our 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 of our current crop of romance heroines Working within the boundaries of a rigid society she manages to make her women intelligent witty and charming Sophy is a devious meddlesome schemer who manages to win our hearts and the hero's without ever submersing her personality What draws me back to Heyer time and again is the sheer sense of fun that she manages to impart to each and every one of her novels The plots are never standard nor are the heroines 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 prowess or good looks who manages to get the girl of his dreams simply by being kind and reliable These heroes are so real so much believable and lovable than the rich dissolute alpha males of our contemporary historicals who manage to win the heroine simply through the hardness of their abs and the hugeness of their manhood Georgette Heyer's books will live on long after the Harleuin historicals fade from our memories simply because she is superlative at what she does making you believe in romance Not lust not soulmates but romance