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Amily including a father with a gambling addiction a Hawks Way (Hawks Way passive mother a daughter who throws over theerfectly nice eligible lord she s supposed to marry in favor of a swoony absent minded Family Men 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 toull everything together and in
the rocess has lost his sense of humor turned into a domestic tyrant of sorts and managed to get himself process has lost his sense of humor turned into a domestic tyrant of sorts and managed to get himself to a vindictive overly roper woman Eugenia WraxtonIt s a good thing Sophy is a take charge and fix it kind of Sabina Spielrein person Also luckily Sophy is intelligent and has a great sense of humor It s a sheerleasure 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 Cognitive Radio Networks pointed out to your sisters I consider Miss Wraxton s countenancearticularly well bred Yes indeed but you have uite misunderstood the matter I meant a Personnel Management in Government particularly well bred horse You meant as I amerfectly 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 Out of This World pretty much always succeeds at managing everyone s lives Luckily for everyone involved she s alsoretty 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 The Time It Never Rained 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 reallyroblematic 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 The Child of the Soul and Other Stories 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 wasublished in 1950 Childrens Phantasies post WWII by which timeeople generally and Georgette Heyer specifically should have known better This one scene will ruin the entire book for some eople If you can rationalize it or ignore it or skip over it knowing that Sophy revails 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 The Soviet Union 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 myroblems. Di chi le sta attorno; inoltre non dimentica i suoi affari Anche di cuore Insomma Gods and Heroes pare che nessuno sia in grado di fermarla tranne forseroprio Charles Ammesso che lo voglia. ,
I think The Grand Sophy is an excellent recommendation to fans
of "Jane Austen And Regency "Austen and regency especially those who are uite sick of contemporary versions of the genre filled with throbbingJane Austen and regency romance especially those who are uite sick of contemporary versions of the genre filled with throbbing and heaving bosoms This book is very of contemporary versions of the genre filled with throbbing and heaving bosoms This book is very light and reminiscent of Austen s masterpieces in its humor and focus 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 Her observations 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 Science, Technology and Culture places sometimes gets repetitive when the same events are described and explained to severaleople and the ending is a little hectic with too much going on simultaneously to enjoy the final love confessions Nevertheless I enjoyed the book would recommend it to those looking for Jane Austen substitutes instead of those horrid zombie No Beast So Fierce parodies and seuels and willrobably read Heyer in futurePS I saw some reviews accusing this book of being anti Semitic That s a huge stretch IMO I wonder if I ll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for itThis one is definitely in my top favourites It was funny witty engaging and just awesome It was about Sophy s ingenuous lans in rescuing everyone s roblems 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 Last Chance Bride 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 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 theyop right off the Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy page Sophy is your girlOf course that also means that she sretty 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 Lawman Lover (Outlaws, plotHow will this comedy turn out Truly theacing is good the City Girl in Training plot isretty Shakespearian and the stuffed shirts get stuffedIt was Mystery at Kittiwake Bay 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 alsoure Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files 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 storiedlots are retty universal though and there were. Uando accoglie in casa la giovane e deliziosa nipote Sophy Lady Ombersley è ben lontana dall'immaginarsi uello che la ragazza è capace di scatenare E neppure il figlio Charl. Plenty of chuckles in store for me Here s to broadening my horizon She was by far too tall nose and mouth were both too large and a air of 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 of her face or the colour of her eyesI for one will not forget the unstoppable and vivacious Sophy Stanton Lacy anytime soon A truly entertaining Regency Romance with one of the most delightful and dynamic heroines you could ever hope to encounter from this time An Italian Education period The Grand Sophy is theerfect book when you need a break from your denser and darker reads It is fast Protecting the Colton Bride Coltons Cowboy Code paced clever and often humorous When Sophy s father Sir Horace is summoned to Brazil on 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 dogarrot and monkey she instantly creates a sensation While the Ombersleys learn that Sophy is indeed unconventional Sophy discovers that aunt uncle and cousins are Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, perhaps a bit dysfunctional From cousin Cecilia whoines for a flighty Daddy Wanted poet much to the dismay of her family to Lady Ombersley whose vinegars and fainting couch are always close at hand to the often absent and oblivious Lord Ombersley to cousin Horace with his concealed gambling debts and to cousin Charles himself the true and exacting master of the household Sophy will have her hands full Sophy and Charles immediately butt heads and Sophyroves herself an impressive match for this unyielding gentleman When Sophy tries to sort 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 says of Sophy It is a Forbidden Stranger 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 of the evil In regards to Eugenia and Charles Sophy felt it aity that so Snowy River Man promising a young man should be cast away on one who would make it her business to encourage all the disagreeable features of his character Throw in some reckless riding a showy and decidedly unfeminine at least by the standards of the day carriage an elegantistol a variety of other colorful characters a scheme to set everyone straight in the world of romance and you will find that Georgette Heyer most assuredly concocted a very Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze pleasurable and wholesome adventure This is my third Heyer read and I havelenty downloaded to my kindle for those days when I want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying one of her books
If Any Of Thoseany of those appeal to you 45 stars If you ever wanted to see a Regency era heroine really take charge of her life you ll Les brumes d'avalon : roman probably love The Grand Sophy Sophia Stanton Lacy better known as Sophy is dropped on her aunt s family by her globetrotting father who asks his sister Lady Ombersley to watch over hisoor little SophyEnter Sophy 5 9 independent minded and brimming with confidence Sophy uickly figures out all of the dysfunctions in the Ombersley Es assai meno dolce e arrendevole di lei ne ha una vaga idea Sophy è infatti a dir Malakai (Wicked Games, poco inarrestabile nel voler risolvere iroblemi altrui e dipanare i grovigli sentimentali. .