The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

Book - 2009
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A New York TimesBestseller!

"Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance. Long may she reign!" --New York Timesbestselling authorLAUREN WILLIG

A reader favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance, The Grand Sophyis 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 tonby 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 Sophywas 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 Sophyis a very entertaining Regency romance with wonderfully eccentric characters and a very humorous plot."--Once Upon a Romance

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2009
ISBN: 9781402218941
Branch Call Number: FIC HEYER 2009
Characteristics: 372 pages ; 21 cm


From Library Staff

Georgette Heyer writes delightfully clever Regency comedies of manners in a style similar to Jane Austen. Try "Bath Tangle" and "The Grand Sophy." Also try: Marion Chesney, Elizabeth Aston (Darcy novels) and Anne Gracie (Chance Sisters).

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Dec 10, 2017

A wonderful story! Written for the Regency period, the English is a bit stilted (putting it mildly?), however, as appropriate for the period, and you may find yourself running to the dictionary.

Jun 24, 2017

I just finished this book this afternoon and I positively loved it! It is so happy and bubbly and just hilarious! Quite a wonderful read! It was the first of Georgette Heyer's books that I had ever read and now I'm determined to (at least) read all twenty-four of her Regency Novels. If you are looking for something that will cure your blues, read The Grand Sophy.

May 09, 2017

A refreshing regency romance! Sophy saves the day! If you're looking for a book with good clean fun, wit, and a positive view of women, this is the book for you. If you're looking for scenes of hot sex and obsession, look elsewhere!

Aug 09, 2016

I own an out of print paperback. It has seen better days. A go to book that constantly surprises me with the elegance of phrases and nuances of gestures.

Jun 03, 2016

I read this after reading Arabella and I must say I was enjoying it much more. But the end, in my opinion, is rushed and not as good. All in all a great Georgette Heyer book!

Jan 27, 2016

My favorite book!

Dec 07, 2015

Reading this book was pure entertainment. The dialogue...the language in general was gorgeous. It was sharp and witty and poked all kinds of good natured fun at the time period. Anyone who has loved Pride and Prejudice should try this author. This was my first Georgette Heyer book but she is now my new guilty indulgence.

Apr 10, 2015

Riveting--how else to describe a book that keeps me awake when I am trying to drift off to sleep? But there is too much going on to allow any inattention, and the language is enlivening, to say the least. How Masterpiece Theater has overlooked this author, except that the networks, even the BBC ,still have men disproportionately represented.

If you like Jane Austen, you will like Georgette Heyer! Funny, fun, lighthearted and romantic!


jesscgarcia Jun 09, 2014

So far my favorite of Ms. Heyer's novels. Grand Sophy is a smart, loving, and entertaining protagonist who creates just the right amount of tension between characters with her antics. Charles is both frustrating and lovable. I would love the story even more if the love story was not between first cousins.

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