I read this delightful book while on Guadeloupe and wanted to review it before it got too far in my rear view mirror. I’ve enjoyed other books by Georgette Heyer (see here and here and here and here), and another witty Regency romp was perfect for vacation, or frankly to lighten your mood anywhere at anytime.
The heroine here, Sophy, is the most outrageous one yet, but even though her measures were extreme, her heart is pure gold. After much hilarity, amusement, and many convolutions– and even a gun!– this book comes to the satisfying conclusion you knew it would the whole time, along with some perfect unexpected twists for more minor characters.
The Grand Sophy apparently now has a new cover, instead of the one shown in this post, which had been languishing on my to-be-read pile for quite a while.
This novel has more going for it – great writing, fabulous vocabulary, terrific repartee, endearing characters– than most chick-lit. If you are looking for a light read to perk up your January, you’ll be glad to read this one. I give it five stars.