Title: The Grand Sophy
Genre: Historical Romance
Author: Georgette Heyer
Narrator: Sarah Woodward
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Source: Purchase from Audible
Naration rating: 4.5
Sexy Rating: 2
Violence Rating: 0
Resourceful, adventurous and utterly indefatigable, Sophy is hardly the mild-mannered girl that the Rivenhalls expect when they agree to take her in. Kind-hearted Aunt Lizzy is shocked; stern Cousin Charles and his humorless fiancée Eugenia are disapproving.
With her inimitable mixture of exuberance and grace Sophy soon sets about endearing herself to her family, but finds herself increasingly drawn to her cousin. Can she really be falling in love with him, and he with her? And what of his betrothal to Eugenia?
This is my first foray into the extensive Georgette Heyer library. I certainly hope that I have not started with the best and will be disappointed with further reading. Her fans tell me not to worry. I chose to listen to the audiobook of this one and I was delighted with the narration of Sarah Woodward.
Sophy was a delight, part Mary Poppins, Anne Shirley and maybe even a touch of Pippa Longstocking. She was everything the very proper Ravenhill household was not. Charles Ravenhill was the quintessential proper heir to his Papa. His betrothed Miss Waxton was an amusing picture of the disapproving ton. Sophy worked her magic through intelligence and common sense and found HEA’s for all of those in the household. This is a funny and heartwarming look at the Regency. I recommend it highly. Thanks to Rebecca B. for giving me the push to read this truly enjoyable novel.
Note: That “R” on the Audio cover indicates that I acquired this audio through Audible’s Romance membership. They offered a one month free membership with unlimited downloads and I jumped on it. Keep your eyes open for offers from Audible.