Ne will ruin the entire book for some people If you can rationalize it r ignore it Plain Sanctuary or skipver it knowing that Sophy prevails in their brief encounter this is Innocents Champion otherwise a completely delightful book If you can t that s totally understandable I understand the racial descriptions have been removed from some editionsf the book like Agatha Christie s And Then There Were None which seems to me a happy answer to this problemBecause really Sophy s a great character and that Il tempo e le ore. Scrivo e cancello. Ediz. illustrata. Con gadget one scene excluded this isne Innocent Secret of Heyer s best novels I would love to hangut with Sophy we could braid each Breakaway (Hideaway Legacy other s hair and she could fix all my problems Onef Georgette s best loved Regencies it is impossible to read it any Bushfire Bride other way than as the story is told breakneck the smile never left my faceWhile Sophy stays true to the period in a lotf ways she is a far modern heroine it simply doesn t Saving His Little Miracle occur to her she can t be independentr that she doesn t know what is best for her cousins the Rivenhalls when she is sent to stay with themThe whole family reminds me Drop Dead Gorgeous of the Von Trapps in a Soundf Music with Charles Rivenhall having Captain Von Trapp s autocracy his father Lord Ombersley his distance there is a gaggle Silk, Swords and Surrender of adorable young children teens Lord Ombersley would be a good candidate for Most Irresponsible Father in a Georgette Heyer Novel His fecklessness means that Charles has takenver the family reins has become Reforming the Rake old before his time To ease his load he becomes engaged to the serious deadly dull Eugenia not recognising the mean spirit hidden behind the correct Society mannersClearly Sophy can t let this sad statef affairs continue mayhem follows till everyone gets their happy endingA wonderful caste New Years Kisses of characters that I have fallen in love with A minor uibble is thatne The Spanish Billionaires Mistress (Latin Lovers, of the younger children Theodore disappears from the bookr else is merged with another son Hubert But Heyer had a lot No One Needs to Know (Made in Montana, of strands going in this book so that is understandableLess forgiveable is the anti Semitism baffling since Heyer herself is believed to have some Jewish blood I still prefer to read uncensored just accept my literary idol did have feetf clayWith this edition a typo in Chapter 8 The cover is a little insipid no way could that girl be the sparkling So I wonder if I ll ever read a Georgette Heyer and not fall madly for itThis Man Behind the Facade one is definitely in my top favourites It was funny witty engaging and just awesome It was about Sophy s ingenuous plans in rescuing everyone s problems 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 fromther Regency romances In fact he acted mostly like an anti hero what with his tyrannical and spiteful ways and his immense dislike Captive in the Millionaires Castle 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 proper dutiful and well bred woman in London and it really was no wonder that such a dead boref a Bluestocking would turn him bitter Imagine having to spend the rest Empire, War Cricket in South Africa: Logan of Matjiesfontein of your days with a woman who made it her duty to report to you even the most insignificant gesturesf your relatives And who actually enjoyed talking about the plants that grow in Jamaica Yeah very tedious Why Charles proposed to her in the first place is still a mystery I m trying to solve The reason I wasn t turned The Private Affairs of Lady Jane Fielding off by him was that Heyer would show us glimpsesf his warm loyal and loving side from time to time and we were given to understand that he was just a man who had a lot Must Like Kids of difficulties to bear and who needed the right woman beside him to help him through themSophy is independent bold courageous and delightful and she loses no time in taking the town by rage and resolving in untangling everyone s problems And she does it brilliantly Her exploits were indeed wonderful and so hilarious She was so kind and always acted with the best intentions in mind I think she might be my favourite Heyer heroine so far She was very modern minded and if she lived today she would be just the kindf woman who would make an excellent counsellor Or possibly she would prefer to be a zookeeper as she seemed to have uite a passion for animals She arrived in Berkeley Suare with a monkey a dog and a parrot and it is later discovered that she keeps ducklings in her houseThis is what makes Heyer s novels so much fun She always adds super random elements that give such a comedic turn to everything that Rugrats And Rawhide one cannothelp but to burstut laughing Lord Bromford who was a male version Crven Ban of Miss Wraxton and his cold and mustard bath were simply hilarious There were also two extremely funny shooting scenes a poet who was so lost in his bubble he didn t even have a clue he was getting married a man with the mumps and a lovely girl named Cecilia who was so sweet she deserved the best view spoiler I was never glad than when she ended up with Lord Charlbury The man was such a sweetheart and I felt bad for him that he might acuire the reputationf a rake because Bride of Shadow Canyon (Bride, of Sophy hide spoiler Thene thing that always puzzles me is people s tendency to compare Georgette Heyer to Jane Austen As well compare Crime and Punishment to a John Grisham novel I am not denying the literary merits Temporary Bride (Silhouette Romance, of either genre far from it in fact However that doesn t change the fact thatne is trying to compare chalk and cheese Jane Austen s purpose in writing her novels was not merely to tell a story In fact the story was merely a vehicle to examine critically the s and customs A Sweetheart for Jude Fortune (The Fortunes of Texas: Welcome to Horseback Hollow of the societyf her times In an era where women academicians and philosophers were all but unknown Austen used the The Tiny Journalist only avenuepen to her to espouse her brand Cardinal Sins (Born to Darkness, of social commentary the novel Georgette Heyern the Commitment other hand wrote to entertain Full stop Her books are not and were never intended by her to be anything than a pleasant way to pass time That being said in the contextf the Regency romance she is the unparalleled expert Her knowledge Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, of the tonr Regency high society is unmatched by any novelist save those who actually lived in those times Frivolous and flighty though her work may be the authenticity Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes of her voice cannot be denied The Grand Soph. Ew York Times bestselling authorPrepare to be charmed LINDA HOWARD New York Times bestselling authorOnef Georgette Heyer's most popular Regency romances What are you waiting forSophy arrives at her aunt's house just in time to save
Buddy Read w the wonderful Candi PhrynneOnce again my goodreads friends and in groups have gotten me to read a book that I thought I would never like and guess what I loved it Lady Ombersley s brother Sir Horace decides to leave his daughter Sophy with them while he is away Sophy usually goes with him when he travels the world but The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite on thisccasion he needs her to stay with her aunt and uncle and all Alessandros Prize of the cousins What a joy Sophy was to a most droll household The eldest brother Charles was so tiresome in the beginning He didn t seem to want to let anyf the women have any kind Arsons Captive of funr do anything for that matter Charles is also engaged to the horrible Miss Wraxton I wanted to drop kick her The Officer And The Renegade off the roof They both seemed made for eachther at least in the beginning And then SOPHY arrives I thought she was going to give her aunt a heart attack You see Sophy has been brought up very differently then most gi 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 they pop right The Guardian off the page Sophy is your girlOf course that also means that she s pretty 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 subjectf the same dastardly plotHow will this comedy turn Turning the Good Girl Bad out Truly the pacing is good the plot is pretty Shakespearian and the stuffed shirts get stuffedIt was pretty fun Mind you I do love a bitf romance fluff every now and again and this was light and churlish and sometimes even devious but it is also pure popcorn fictionI m glad to have read it but it s not generally the kind MECANIQUE - 1ER PARTIE 2E PARTIE - 2 TOMES - 1ER PARTIE : CINEMATIQUE STATIQUE DYNAMIQUE - 2E PARTIE : RESISTANCES PASSIVES STATIQUE GRAPHIQUE RESISTANCE DES MATERIAUX CINEMATIQUE APPLIQUEE - EDITION CORRIGEE ET REIMPOSEE. of thing I readr at least the setting isn t The storied plots are pretty universal though and there were plenty Ravished by Desire of chuckles in store for me Here s to broadening my horizon I think this has surpassed These Old Shades as my favouritef the Heyers that I ve read The hero isn t as much fun as Avon is but the heroine Sophy far surpasses Leonie Sophy is admittedly forward bold and A Call To Joy out spoken enough that she could have become as irritating to me as Leonie is but I think Heyer handled Sophy with far skill than she did Leonie no great surprise perhaps since there s a gapf about three decades between the two books and she s instead a very joyful character and great fun to read aboutI think it s also superior to ToS in that like Jane Austen Heyer has realised by this time that her strength lies in writing novels in which well not very much happens at all Whereas ToS is crammed full Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai of kidnaps and mistaken identities and cross dressing long lost noblewomen The Grand Sophy s plot is composedf nothing exciting than a case The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim of the mumps and the resolutionf a number The Bridesmaids Proposal of admittedly somewhat tangled marriage plots Its function is really to allow Heyer to write about the marvellous arrayf wits rakes eccentrics snobs dandies and heroines that populate the pages Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of her novels and to let her showff the subtle witty dialogue at which she excels Definitely some Miss Prims Greek Island Fling of the best historical fictionut there whether romantic One More Lie or not 45 stars If you ever wanted to see a Regency era heroine really take chargef her life you ll probably love The Grand Sophy Sophia Stanton Lacy better known as Sophy is dropped Relentless (In Too Deep on her aunt s family by her globetrotting father who asks his sister Lady Ombersley to watchver his poor little SophyEnter Sophy 5 9 independent minded and brimming with confidence Sophy uickly figures Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze out allf the dysfunctions in the Ombersley family including a father with a gambling addiction a passive mother a daughter who throws Cracking the Coding Interview over the perfectly nice eligible lord she s supposed to marry in favorf a swoony absent minded poet and a younger son who s managed to get himself into some deep trouble And the Hidden Potential older son Charles who has takenver control Gravity Is the Thing of the family and its finances to try to pull everything together and in the process has lost his sensef humor turned into a domestic tyrant Contract Law Directions of sorts and managed to get himself engaged to a vindictiveverly proper woman Eugenia WraxtonIt s a good thing Sophy is a take charge and fix it kind Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie of person Also luckily Sophy is intelligent and has a great sensef humor It s a sheer pleasure to watch her take Remarkables on CharlesHe said stiffly Since you have brought up Miss Wraxton s name I shall be muchbliged 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 pointed Citizen Outlaw out to your sisters I consider Miss Wraxton s countenance particularly well bred Yes indeed but you have uite misunderstood the matter I meant a particularly well bred horse You meant as I am perfectly aware to belittle Miss Wraxton No no I am very fondf 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 pretty much always succeeds at managing everyone s lives Luckily for everyone involved she s also pretty much always right with A Pimps Life one notable exception that ends up turningut right anyway because the universe clearly loves SophyI really didn t mean to swallow this book whole in Gigolos Get Lonely Too one day butnce I got going I couldn t stop And when Heyer pulls all the main characters together at the end for A Winter Wonderland (A Lucy Stone Mystery, onef those absurd farcical scenes she does so well it was comedy heavenThis would be a 5 star book easy but unfortunately there s a really problematic minor subplot right in the middle Temptation (The Hunted 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 pages max I ve looked at different waysf rationalizing this those were different times it s just ne character and not necessarily the author s commentary n all Jews but I can t get comfortable with it Nor do I think I should this was published in 1950 post WWII by which time people generally and Georgette Heyer specifically should have known better This Secret Observations on the Goat-Girl one sce. You're in for a treat NORA ROBERTS New York Times bestselling authorHeyer's women are spunky daring andutrageousher heroes the stuff f dreams DIANA PALMER New York Times bestselling authorGeorgette Heyer's bookssparkle MARY BALOGH
Y is my favourite Georgette Heyer book I have a special place in my heart for each and every ne An Extreme Modification (Milked by Royalty, of her novels but in The Grand Sophy she brings to bear allf the skills that are her forte Sophy is charming and strong willed a force to be reckoned with Unlike with most f ur recent Regency romances her heroines are never milk and water misses I do not think I have met a single Heyer heroine who could not kick the ass f ur current crop The Lennon Prophecy of romance heroines Working within the boundariesf a rigid society she manages to make her women intelligent witty and charming Sophy is a devious meddlesome schemer who manages to win Japonia w sześciu smakach our hearts and the hero s without ever submersing her personality What draws me back to Heyer time and again is the sheer sensef fun that she manages to impart to each and every Aqidah Islam onef her novels The plots are never standard nor are the heroines Tank! or the heros Take for example Gilly from The Foundling He s no alpha man he s a timid weak aristocrat who still somehow manages to be adventurous and find himself and his path in life Or Freddie from Cotillion a dandy with no great physical prowessr good looks who manages to get the girl Geek Feminist Revolution of his dreams simply by being kind and reliable These heroes are so real so much believable and lovable than the rich dissolute alpha malesf Lucky Luciano our contemporary historicals who manage to win the heroine simply through the hardnessf their abs and the hugeness A Reader& of their manhood Georgette Heyer s books will liven long after the Harleuin historicals fade from The Ladys Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness our memories simply because she is superlative at what she does making you believe in romance Not lust not soulmates but romance She was by far too tall nose and mouth were both too large and a pairf 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 Churchill of her facer the colour Euripides Fabulae: Vol. II: (Sup., El., Her., Tro., Iph.Tau., Ion): 2 of her eyesI forne will not forget the unstoppable and vivacious Sophy Stanton Lacy anytime soon A truly entertaining Regency Romance with Jean-Paul Sartre onef the most delightful and dynamic heroines you could ever hope to encounter from this time period The Grand Sophy is the perfect book when you need a break from your denser and darker reads It is fast paced clever and ften humorous When Sophy s father Sir Horace is summoned to Brazil n 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 dog parrot and monkey she instantly creates a sensation While the Ombersleys learn that Sophy is indeed unconventional Sophy discovers that aunt uncle and cousins are perhaps a bit dysfunctional From cousin Cecilia who pines for a flighty poet much to the dismay In Enemy Hands (Honor Harrington, of her family to Lady Ombersley whose vinegars and fainting couch are always close at hand to theften absent and How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper oblivious Lord Ombersley to cousin Horace with his concealed gambling debts and to cousin Charles himself the true and exacting masterf the household Sophy will have her hands full Sophy and Charles immediately butt heads and Sophy proves herself an impressive match for this unyielding gentleman When Sophy tries to sort Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, 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 saysf Sophy It is a 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 Bambi and Me of the evil In regards to Eugenia and Charles Sophy felt it a pity that so promising a young man should be cast awayn Pocahontas one who would make it her business to encourage all the disagreeable featuresf his character Throw in some reckless riding a showy and decidedly unfeminine at least by the standards Bala Santa of the day carriage an elegant pistol a varietyf Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies other colorful characters a scheme to set everyone straight in the worldf romance and you will find that Georgette Heyer most assuredly concocted a very pleasurable and wholesome adventure This is my third Heyer read and I have plenty downloaded to my kindle for those days when I want something light witty and engaging I highly recommend trying Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack onef her books if any The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, of those ualities appeal to you The Grand Sophy my first Georgette Heyer is a very entertaining book about a complete hoyden who turns people s lives upside down The vivacious unconventional and head strong Sophy is a delightful heroine She comes to stay at her aunt when her diplomatic father has to sail away to Brazilf all places She soons detects many problems that the family is struggling with and decides to intervene For their Wolfsong own goodf course The Grand Sophy is the perfect read when you need a lull from denser darker Ultimate Memory Book ones It is fast paced clever and funny Perfect brain candy Enjoy I think The Grand Sophy is an excellent recommendation to fansf Jane Austen and regency romance especially those who are uite sick Pelnrušķis un trollis of contemporary versionsf the genre filled with throbbing members and heaving bosoms This book is very clean light and reminiscent Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of Austen s masterpieces in its humor and focusn 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 O Mistério do Infante Santo observationsf 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 places sometimes gets repetitive when the same events are described and explained to several people and the ending is a little hectic with too much going Disgrace (Department Q, on simultaneously to enjoy the final love confessions Nevertheless I enjoyed the book would recommend it to those looking for Jane Austen substitutes insteadf those horrid zombie parodies and seuels and will probably read Heyer in futurePS I saw some reviews accusing this book Monsoon of being anti Semitic That s a huge stretch IMO. Er mixed up family from itself Everyone is hangingut with the absolute wrong person and the whole place is in an uproar Luckily Sophy knows the shocking tricks to straighten things ut and it starts with throwing a really grand party.
The Black MothIn 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier a mining engineer Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers Beginning in 1932 Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each yearHeyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity She made no appearances never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella MartinHer Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by