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by Sarah Woodward, Georgette Heyer
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Portable Mistletoe
Portable Mistletoe rated it 3 years ago
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 gett...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it 4 years ago
This is not my favorite Georgette Heyer book (Cotillion still holds my heart, I'm afraid), but her books are remarkably readable and fun and this was definitely an enjoyable romp. Regency romances (and this is, although that is probably not really my favorite part, a Regency romance) and I have a ...
Dawn772 rated it 5 years ago
Overall an entertaining historical romance with a exuberant heroine up to all kinds of antics. It had lots of enjoyable action but there was a couple times such as the beginning when it got heavy with describing everything. Sophy is sent to live with her aunts family and brings a whirlwind of activ...
Merle rated it 5 years ago
** I haven't felt much like reviewing lately, and am not sure yet whether this is a temporary slump or whether nearly 6 years of it is enough and I need a new hobby. What with all the terrible author behavior lately it is starting to seem like a thankless task, though in my case, life circumstances ...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
What an extraordinarily entertaining read! Count me as one of the teeming masses besotted with The Grand Sophy - both the book and the character. I don't quite know where to begin. The quickest summary I can put together is this: Sophy's father must go to Brazil on a diplomatic mission and he pa...
Peregrinations rated it 5 years ago
Okay, I like Sophy as a character but I'm not entirely enamored of the story. First, there is constant use of negative stereotypes--the 'lazy Spaniard' and the blatant antisemitism in particular. Next there is the horrible narration on the audio--another example of a narrator not doing her home work...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 5 years ago
Cross-posted on my blog. The Grand Sophy was published in 1950, between Arabella and The Quiet Gentleman. It is set in 1816, in the immediate aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars. In spite of one glaringly problematic aspect, which will be further discussed below,The Grand Sophy is my absolute favor...
C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it 5 years ago
A delightful story, however often I read it—not least because of the irrepressible Sophy and her equally determined adversary, Eugenia Wraxton, as straitlaced as Sophy is imaginative and resolute in her pursuit of the happiness of her friends and family. Sophy arrives in London to find her uncle's...
Aly's Miscellany
Aly's Miscellany rated it 6 years ago
I don't see how these 2 fell in love, but it was an enjoyable listen.
Wandering through fiction
Wandering through fiction rated it 6 years ago
Having been given a large pile of Georgette Heyer books to read when I was in my teens and not reading any of them I'm grateful to one of the groups I'm part of on here for pushing me to try one.Was a lovely story with some very good, multifaceted characters. Can see that I will read many more of he...
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