Title: The Grand Sophy
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Fiction
Rating: 4 out of 5
From the back cover:
When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt’s family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right: Ceclia is in love with a poet, Charles has tyrannical tendencies that are being aggravated by his grim fiancee, her uncle is of no use at all, and the younger children are in desperate need of some fun and freedom. By the time she’s done, Sophy has commandeered Charles’s horses, his household, and finally, his heart.
I’m really loving the Sourcebooks re-releases of Georgette Heyer novels. When I heard they were releasing The Grand Sophy, arguably Heyer’s most beloved novel, I immediately knew I had to read it.
Sophy, the main character in The Grand Sophy, is absolutely delightful. She is a joy to read about. She’s the type of person you would want to have as a friend, definitely the life of the party. At the same time, however, she is thoughtful, considerate, and very generous. Yes, she is meddlesome, but she wants the best for those around her. I loved watching her scheme and plot, simply in order to make her family members happy.
Charles was wonderful as well. I loved the rapport between him and Sophy. It’s clear that she drives him crazy, yet he is intrigued by her. Heyer’s real strength lies in crafting sympathetic and vivacious characters who are incredibly lifelike. She creates an amazing atmosphere, an entire world that the reader loves to get lost in. It’s a wonderful talent that makes her books an absolute jot to read.
If you’re a fan of Heyer, or want to start reading her novels, I highly recommend The Grand Sophy. It’s a great book that I had a blast reading!
Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book to review.