11.17.2005

Review: The Grand Sophy



The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

This has always been one of my father's favorite books, so I wanted to read it and see what it was all about. :-)

This novel takes place in the Regency era, and focuses on Sophia Straton-Lacy (The Grand Sophy, as her friends dub her), and the absolute havoc she wreaks when she comes to stay with her cousins and their family. She is not a typical Regency girl...she rides horses, she carries a gun, she's a matchmaker and she has a pet monkey. among other character traits.

Sophy is a delightful character, and though you know the end before it happens, you enjoy the journey there. Recommended for fans of Pride and Prejudice or Emma!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you finally read it, it is great. I would also recommend "These Old Shades" & it's sequel "Devil's Cub" as well as "The Corinthian" - they are all delightful, as is "The Toll Gate". Love, Dad.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you finally read it, it is great. I would also recommend "These Old Shades" & it's sequel "Devil's Cub" as well as "The Corinthian" - they are all delightful, as is "The Toll Gate". Love, Dad.