The Grand Sophy

The Grand Sophy

Regency Romances Series, Book 10

eBook - 2009
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A New York Times Bestseller!

"Georgette Heyer is the Queen of the Regency Romance. Long may she reign!" —New York Times bestselling author LAUREN WILLIG

A reader favorite from the Queen of Regency Romance, The Grand Sophy is 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 ton by 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 Sophy was 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 Sophy is a very entertaining Regency romance with wonderfully eccentric characters and a very humorous plot."—Once Upon a Romance


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FPL_SheriS Nov 11, 2020

Laugh your way through a visit to London in the early 1800s with a strong female protagonist who refuses to let fear or society expectations get in her way.

Nov 05, 2020

Not perfect but one of my favorite Heyers!

Sep 09, 2020

I will preface this with 'I LOVE Jane Austen'. This book was so boring, and I don't know why people recommend it all the time. The main character Sophy was just not funny or charming but was constantly described as such. She was very selfish and pushy. Also, she falls in love with her first cousin, and I just could not get over that. The first scene is their parents (her dad and his mom) having a sibling chat.

Jun 10, 2019

What a shame that such an otherwise perfect frothy delight should have such gross anti-Semitism sandwiched right in the middle of the book. For all its many excellent qualities, it's extremely hard to enjoy much else about this book given that caveat. 3/5 stars.

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.

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!

Raeldrele 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.

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