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Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1)
Fancy Pants - Only in Gooding!, Bk 1
Author: Cathy Marie Hake
When Britisher Lady Sydney Hathwell's father dies, the American who planned to wed her suddenly reneges. Stranded in America and penniless, Sydney contacts a relative in Texas who, mistaking her male-sounding name, invites his "nephew" to join him on his ranch. "Big Tim" Creighton, however, is appalled when this mincing fop arrives at Forsaken. ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764203176
ISBN-10: 0764203177
Publication Date: 9/1/2007
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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lisabee21006 avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I adored this book! A great read for someone who wants to laugh and cry all in the same book reading! If you like historical fiction set in the western environment, this book is TOTALLY for you!
bookworm01 avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 138 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a very amusing book. I loved the characters! Lady Sydney and "Syd" were both captivating. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book and I can't wait to read the next book in the series. Cathy Marie Hake is a treasure!
tgriffis avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 317 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! I did not read the series in order. I didn't plan it that way, but I didn't know Forevermore was part of a series when I read it first. But I really don't think it was important to read them in order, though each book does mention characters from the previous books.

Fancy Pants was full of laughs, right down to the very last sentence. I enjoyed everything about it. Cathy Marie Hake has become one of my favorite Christian authors. Looking forward to her other books.
stinasstoryspot avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 30 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I love almost all of Cathy Marie Hake's work and this was no exception.

The characters were very interesting, well fleshed out and realistic and the situations they got themselves into were great.

I really loved it.
watch4birds avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I was really, really looking forward to reading this novel. While I won't go so far as to say that Hake disappointed me, I just wasn't left satisfied at the end of the novel. I liked all of the characters and the premise, it's just that it seemed to move at a very slow pace. Later, however, the book fairly speeds through the budding romance between the two lead characters. They spend a great portion of the novel fighting or misunderstanding one another and all of a sudden they want to get married. Too quick. It just seemed slightly too unbelievable to me, otherwise, the book was well written and interesting.
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reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
The characters are wonderful, the story enchanting. I read this book out of order but enjoyed it thoughoughly all the same.
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Excellent book. Had me laughing out loud in some places. Took a little while to adapt to writing style/voice, but after that, it was a great read, had trouble putting it down. Had an excellent Christian message, without being "preachy".
sheriberry02 avatar reviewed Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding!, Bk 1) on + 56 more book reviews
Lady Sydney Hathwell never intended to keep up her disguise as a boy. However, she is fleeing an arranged marriage and the only way to get her uncle to let her live at his ranch is to be male. Initially, she only plans to keep her man disguise for a short time. However, when she arrives at Forsaken, her uncle is away and since she doesn't want to be sent away, Syd continues to don her manly apparel.
"Big Tim" Creighton is appalled at the young nephew of his partner. He sets out determined to make a man of this wimpy "fancy pants" boy before Fuller returns. What ensues is a wonderfully humorous and at times exasperating tale of the battle of the wills.
Hake weaves a delightful story, sure to make you laugh and keep you turning the pages till the very last.


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