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The Grand Sophy (1950)

de Georgette Heyer

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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; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancee Eugenia are disapproving. With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace, Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her?… (més)
  1. 30
    La filla de Robert Poste de Stella Gibbons (Bjace)
    Bjace: While it's not in the same genre, the books are similiar. Both Sophy and Flora Post are Miss Fix-its, whose practical, problem-solving approach to life is a contrast to the silliness of their relatives. Also, both are delightful reads in different ways.
  2. 10
    Friday's Child de Georgette Heyer (moonsoar)
    moonsoar: The main females in both books are up to the same sort of shenanigans in both books.
  3. 10
    Lord Rutherford's Last Retort de Elizabeth Harcourt (ClareDauncey)
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This was a romp! A librarian recommended it as "Bridgerton without the X-rating" - spot on! A much needed fun read. ( )
  Flowercreek | Jun 24, 2024 |
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

I remember reading Georgette Heyer in high school and loving all of the books that my father passed on to me. I am not sure if I liked them because he suggested them or if it was because they swept me into romance and all I could think about then was boys, kissing them, and one day getting married. Since I had such fond memories of books by this author, I was eager to revisit this book. Once again, I found that a book I once loved was not as fun to read today.

I am not sure if my disenchantment had to do with the changes in writing style over the past half century+ since I read this book or if it was something else. I felt the book was not in tune with the era it was written about and it did not resonate with me – I had trouble getting into the story, didn’t find myself caring about any of the characters, or what was happening in their lives. I seemed more worried about the monkey, dog and parrot than the people and that gave me pause. I opted to skim a bit but not read it cover to cover because I decided that I would prefer to return to my memories of reading it long ago and how I felt then rather than read and not enjoy the story this time around. It may be a classic and worth reading but not worth reading right now for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca for the ARC – This is my honest review.

2-3 Stars ( )
  CathyGeha | May 19, 2024 |
I have to agree with pretty much all the male characters in this story: Sophie is a terrifying woman. Well-intentioned, but a sly and manipulative busybody. A number of her schemes depend on luck, especially her dangerous games with horses. Still, it’s a fun story, and I really enjoyed everyone getting their hearts’ desire in the end, even people who don’t deserve it.

I subtracted a star for the disgustingly bigoted portrayal of the Jewish moneylender. I try to judge books with respect to the social attitudes of the time in which they were written, but this was written as a historical romance in 1950, not 1590. ( )
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
Great writing. Dropped because of cousin-cest. ( )
  Blue5498475 | Nov 24, 2023 |
Fun and light-hearted, this is a great escapist read.

re-read 8/8/2023 ( )
  catseyegreen | Aug 9, 2023 |
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"By now entrenched in the Regency subgenre she had created, for her next novel, The Grand Sophy, Georgette Heyer created a protagonist able to both challenge its rules and manipulate its characters, and a tightly knitted plot whose final scene almost begs for a stage dramatization. The result is either among her best or most infuriating books, depending upon the reader. I find it both."
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Georgette Heyerautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Coulter, CatherinePròlegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Donkersloot, PietDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kauer, Edmund TheodorTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kesteren-Clifford, Milly vanTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Woodward, SarahNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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