The Grand Sophy

Today the Book it Sisters reviewed The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
(Published 1950, 328 pages)
Book it Sisters’ Grade:A-

When the redoubtable Sir Horace Stanton-Lacy is ordered to South America on Diplomatic Business he parks his only daughter Sophy with his sister’s family, the Ombersleys, in Berkeley Square.

Upon her arrival, Sophy is bemused to see to see her cousins are in a sad tangle. The heartless and tyrannical Charles is betrothed to a pedantic bluestocking almost as tiresome as himself; Cecilia is besotted with a beautiful but quite feather-brained poet; and Hubert has fallen foul of a money-lender.

It looks like the Grand Sophy has arrived just in time to sort them out, but she hasn’t reckoned with Charles, the Ombersleys’ heir, who has only one thought – to marry her off and rid the family of her meddlesome ways.

Here is our report:

Samantha HarrisonBFun for and 1800 era romance book.
Denise Link
Suzanne RigbyB+I enjoy this time period in literature. I kind of felt like it was Jane Austen "lite". Very similar scenarios, but Sophie was very engaging and interesting.
Cheryl ClowesAIt was a very interesting and fun book to read, I enjoyed the story!
Anna McDanielsB+It was a fun period book. Main character is spontaneous and bold- nice contrast to the times.
Judy BushAYou've got to love Sophy, another version of Emma, with a lot more international experience. The dialogue brings the characters to life. It would make a great movie. One of Georgette Heyer's best books!
Silke ElsnerDidn't get past chapter 3, too cheesy for me.
Mary HalseyAI want to be to make everything work out without being obvious...WOW!


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