Fancy Pants

Fancy Pants

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by Cathy Marie Hake, Barbara Caruso
     
 

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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,

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?

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
Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781428196971
Publisher:
Recorded Books, LLC
Publication date:
01/07/2002

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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Fancy Pants 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vey good and hilarious, but very christian so if you don't like books that talk a lot about Christ don't read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down--delightful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. I just wish the romance was brought out more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Kaelme More than 1 year ago
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.
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Mary17 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. It kept me on the edge of my seat. Old west cowboys customs and their prejudges.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started out slow, but couldn't put the book down after that. Very good book!!
friendship1 More than 1 year ago
A book that fills your time when you desire just to read.
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good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started slow ... but wound up loving it. Ending was a bit short but oh well. Still very good and very well written.
VirtuousWomanKF More than 1 year ago
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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Funny and charming
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