Well ladies (and Markie), I should have come back after my meetin' last night, 'cuz ya'll were still here. Whodafiggered? And yes, I read ALL 406 comments.
I'm not nominating The Grand Sophy for the next book because, frankly, it's hard to find. The paperback is out of print, even used ones on Amazon are expensive, Amazon lists the hard bound at $32 and last I checked they were out of stock. So you'd probably have to go the library route. And since some of us have an irrational fear of library books, that would be bad. So unless Markie wants to send his copy around with a pair of rubber gloves and a promise that he hadn't read it in the can....it would be tough.
That said, I found it in the library and Sam and I read it on our last road trip. We LOVED it. It's entertaining, the story is complex and fun, lots of laugh-out-loud moments. Her characters are very Jane Austenish. You do need a dictionary, however. Just about once a chapter or so, the author will use a word that makes you go "hmmmmmm????????, what?????". Wish I could remember any of them, I'd give you a demo....but I'm old and have a short memory, and it's been a whole two weeks since I read it.
I'd go into more detail, but I still don't have Meghan's Halloween costume done and I have to make chili for the ward party chili competition. It could be that it will taste remarkably like Dennisons.
Anyway, if you don't have libraryphobia, go look it up and give it a try.