I have reviewed and enjoyed quite a few of Georgette Heyer’s works.
- Inspector Hemingway series ( #1,#2,#3,#4)
- Snowdrift and Other Stories by Georgette Heyer
- The Foundling- Georgette Heyer
The above were books that I have enjoyed. The stories are always predictable, with the grumpy or annoying hero and the clever lady. This one was not any different but the rest of the plot did not keep me that interested. I have queued another of the author’s books and hopefully, that would interest me more.
I am not claiming that it was a bad book though. Sophy (contrary to expectations on all accounts) arrives in a flurry to her cousin’s house while her father is in Brazil. She brings with her ,her meddling but good personality and a lot of excitement. She upends the regular working of the household and starts more plots than can be handled. Her cousin Charles is a brooding character who everyone in the house seem to hold in fear. His fiancée is being extremely active in her future role.The younger cousin is fighting the selection of her husband to be. Once Sophy decides that she will fix things, she sets out to do just that.
You have to be a fan of the style to like it and bear in mind that the book was written at a time when certain rules were followed.Sophy can be annoying at times, but she is extremely manipulative and manages to push the right buttons to have things go her way. Luckily she uses her powers for the general good.
Words that I found:( that I was not sure of the meanings and had to google)
- palliate:disguise the seriousness of (an offence)
magniloquently:speaking in or characterized by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner.
- verdure:lush green vegetation.
- contumacious: stubbornly or wilfully disobedient to authority.