The Grand Sophy Author:Georgette Heyer Vibrant, irrepressible Sophy Stanton-Lacy was no stranger to managing delicate situations. After all, she'd been keeping opportunistic females away from her widowed father for years. But staying with her relatives could be her biggest challenge yet. — Lovely cousin Cecelia was smitten with an utterly unsuitable suitor; cousin Herbert was in dire ... more »financial straits; and the ruthlessly handsome Charles Rivenhall was bent on marrying a horribly prosy bluestocking. Using her signature unorthodox methods, Sophy set out to solve all of their problems -- never anticipating romantic entanglements of her own!
Could it be that the Grand Sophy had finally met her match . . .?« less
I have always loved this story. Sophy, who they think of as some country cousin, comes to visit her cousins in London. Instead of some shy young thing, sophisticated Sophy arrives with her black horse Salamanca and her gift of a monkey! She turns the whole house around..........and saves the hero from a terrible marriage.