Fancy Pants

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When "Big Tim" Creighton spies the mincing fop headed toward Forsaken Ranch, he is appalled. Thankful his boss isn't around to witness the arrival of his kin, Tim decides he'll turn "Fancy Pants" Hathwell into a man worthy of respect.

Lady Sydney Hathwell never intended to don men's attire, but when her uncle mistakenly assumed she was a male, the answer to her problems seemed clear. Her disguise as "Syd" was meant to be temporary...but the arranged marriage she's fleeing, her ...

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Overview

When "Big Tim" Creighton spies the mincing fop headed toward Forsaken Ranch, he is appalled. Thankful his boss isn't around to witness the arrival of his kin, Tim decides he'll turn "Fancy Pants" Hathwell into a man worthy of respect.

Lady Sydney Hathwell never intended to don men's attire, but when her uncle mistakenly assumed she was a male, the answer to her problems seemed clear. Her disguise as "Syd" was meant to be temporary...but the arranged marriage she's fleeing, her uncle's attitude toward the fairer sex—and her own pride—compel her to continue the guise far longer than she had intended.

When her deception is exposed, will she be forced to abandon her hopes for family...and true love?

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Editorial Reviews

bellaonline.com
Hake is a wonderful historical novel author. She skillfully weaves a story about realistic people while also weaving in Christian beliefs and life styles.
—Diana Pederson
onceuponaromance.net
Fancy Pants thoroughly captivates and entertains with its fun plot, likable characters, and food for thought. Cathy Marie Hake knows how to deliver a touching, yet amusing story with threads of inspiration woven throughout.
—Connie Payne
RomanceDesigns.com
I really loved Fancy Pants. The humorous situations, witty dialog, and interesting characters will keep you reading right up to the end. This is a great book for someone who likes witty, romantic Christian inspired stories. Although I have not read anything else by Cathy Marie Hake, I look forward to reading other books by her. I highly recommend Fancy Pants.
—Dorothy Jones
romancereaderatheart.com
There's so much in between the pages of Fancy Pants. Cathy Marie Hake delivers a very good book to her readers and even to those who have never read one of her books before-like me! I would definitely recommend reading Fancy Pants if you've never read an inspirational romance book before. If you have, then I know you're just going to love this book, too!
—Julie Kornhausl
theromancestudio.com
Ms. Cathy Marie Hake has written a great story about a young woman who lived in wealth and prosperity until she came to America to make her new life. She has created characters that seem real and endearing who also live a life which is a testimony to God. Ms. Hake has written a complex story which is attention-grabbing and not only tells the story of Lord Syd, but also conveys the story of God's love.... I love the way the author explores the temperaments and personalities of these people in an endearing way. This isn't my first book by Ms. Hake, nor will it be my last. It's a great read!
—Brenda Talley
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In the late 1800s, Lady Sydney Hathwell finds herself stranded in America after her fiancé reneges on their engagement when her father dies. When her uncle in Texas invites her to stay with him but mistakes her for a man, Sydney goes along with the ruse. Hake (Bittersweet) lives in Southern California.


—Tamara Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764203176
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California. Visit Cathy's Web site at www.cathymariehake.com.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted November 7, 2013

    I really liked reading this book and would have given it 5 stars

    I really liked reading this book and would have given it 5 stars except for the last 1/3 of the book. It was a hoot and the characters were well written up to that point.

    The preaching became a bit over the top for me and the story seemed to drag a bit the last 1/3 of the book. The ending was good but not great for me.

    Overall it was an enjoyable read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Fun read

    This was the sweetest book! Didn't lag...the story line was rich with plot and this was an easy, fun read. Review by CherishD

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2014

    I enjoyed a few aspects of this book and disliked several others

    I enjoyed a few aspects of this book and disliked several others. The humor the book attempted was often well done. Slap-stick type humor was done fairly well, and the dialogue had moments where it really was extremely witty. There were times, however, where the humor felt forced and over the top, primarily in overly witty dialogue that felt unnatural.

    The romance, while very cute at parts, came across as uneven to me. Cute and plausible moments followed by rushes of feeling that didn't seem to follow the pace for growth that was previously set. Secondary characters also weren't fleshed out very well, and the salvation acceptance near the end seemed rushed and unnaturally timed/forced. And the resolution with Syd's proposed fiance completely lacks any sense of plausible resolution. All tension leading up to that point is doused when, it turns out, there was nothing really to fear and a simple solution was readily accepted.

    While there were individual scenes that interested me, I would not pick up the book in order to re-read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2013

    Yo dog

    Yo dog this gosh dang book was so tight man i could not put it down i especialy liked the front cover i mean a girl in a bath tub hilalar lar. Read all yo other coments and you the one above me i freaking love you baby i totally agree with you love you kiss kiss god bless you americaa for giving me this woman. Thank you and goodbye

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific amusing inspirational historical romance

    In 1889 following the death of her father, Lady Sydney Hathwell, escorted by her Aunt Serena leaves England to join her American fiancé Rexall Hume in New York. However, he agrees to her insistence of an acceptable period of mourning before they marry. One year and one day later, Rexall demands they wed, but Sydney knows they do not suit. Sydney receives a telegram from her Uncle Fuller, who was unaware he had living relatives until he got her note. He invites his nephew to live on his Forsaken Ranch in Gooding, Texas where he explained no human females reside. With Hume¿s unknowing help disguised as a boy she goes to the ranch. Her uncle is away and the ranch foreman widower ¿Big Tim¿ Creighton thinks his boss will be disappointed with his foppish nephew. He decides to change this ¿FANCY PANTS¿ into a real man though he also hopes to drive his lordship back across the content and ocean. Instead Lord Sydney begins to fall in love as she sees the vulnerable caring side of Big Tim, but fears once Uncle Fuller learns he has a niece he will kick her out, leaving her vulnerable to Rexall. --- This is a terrific amusing inspirational historical romance. Sydney is a fabulous nephew as the ranch hands led by Big Tim struggle to toughen up the girly boy going so far as to take her to a brothel. Big Tim in many ways is the more interesting protagonist as he began to fall in love with her when she was an English sissy. The story line is intelligent and fun to read because Hume is not a nasty villain as he persists in marrying Sydney although she rejects them as unsuited (could his story be next?). Cathy Marie Hake has written a droll late nineteenth century tale that sub-genre readers will cherish. --- Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2015

    Good; if you don't like outspoken christian novels dont read

    Vey good and hilarious, but very christian so if you don't like books that talk a lot about Christ don't read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2014

    Loved it!!

    Could not put it down--delightful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    To below

    Realy preachi am a chrastain that was fude

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    It was cute, funny, and well-written, but I'm torn. Loved the f

    It was cute, funny, and well-written, but I'm torn. Loved the first two-thirds of the story. Wanted to delete the book many times during the last third. As others have said, the last third was way, way too preachy.
    I don't have a problem with books that include aspects of Christian faith as long as it's kept within the confines of the story, which was the case for the first couple hundred pages.
    Then the storyline took a bit of a left turn.

    This book was supposed to be a romance, but it was completely absent until the end. The author did a great job developing the friendship between Tim and Sydney, but the romance felt forced and thrown in as an excuse to preach and convert. I have another book by this author, but I'm not sure if I'm even going to read it. It's unfortunate because I really enjoyed the author's writing style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Map and rules

    Map and rules(resalt one) Bios(resalt two) Work applacation(resalt three) Chat room(resalt four to six) kitchen(resalt seven) eating erea(resalt eight) romace room(nine to eleven) Rules:no wepons no nerds no mean drama no godmodding and defitley no sw<_>ere words

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Pat

    I also dont like girls that want to have se.x rigt away

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Enjoyed the book.

    Enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Very good storytelling

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2014

    Great book

    Couldn't put it down. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Old west cowboys customs and their prejudges.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    You must check it out!!

    This book started out slow, but couldn't put the book down after that.
    Very good book!!

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Easy read

    A book that fills your time when you desire just to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    very cute

    good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Great read

    Started slow ... but wound up loving it. Ending was a bit short but oh well. Still very good and very well written.

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  • Posted March 11, 2014

    Cute story. Enjoyable read with humor and romance. The charact

    Cute story. Enjoyable read with humor and romance. The characters are a hoot. This is a fun read but very predictable,

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