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Fancy Pants (Only in Gooding, #1) by Cathy Marie Hake

Tim was a devout Christian, and even though Sydney hske not a heathen, he kept pushing her to confess her sins to the Lord and accept Jesus as her Saviour, before he could truly accept her in his life.

She runs away from him designed as a boy to cafhy uncles Texas Ranch. There is much less romantic tension built on physical attraction than in bodice rippers. Sydney decides “they do not suit” and heads off to Texas to a long lost uncle that would rather she be a boy than a girl.

I was disappointed that the author brushed over the relationship between uncle and niece. The reason I didn’t give this book five stars is because Tim held a grudge against her for most of the second half of the book for lying to him.

I picked a book that didn’t look too preachy and was happy that the proselytizing was minimal especially in the first half of the book. Sydney quickly goes from “one of the pwnts and all the freedom that comes with it, fsncy becoming a lady, keeping the house, and no freedoms at all. There were a lot of hilarious moments, and the romance ended up being really sweet.


However, after said revelation, the book seemed to drag on and on and on and on and on. Romance – dude, this is hakr of the worst romance novels I’ve ever read. I learned about it from my sister Kristen and she just loved it so she said I had to read it. This was a cute story.

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This is the first book I have read by this author and I am anxious to read more. I liked the book, but I think that perhaps I would have liked it a little more if I had read it instead of listening to it. I really liked this book right up until the main character, Syndney, is revealed to be a woman. That resulted in a lack of flow, pznts a feeling that you were reading sections either from different books, or by different authors.

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Tim Creighton has worked at the Forsaken ranch since his life fell apart a few years earlier. This book was my first foray into ‘inspirational’ literature. The review must be at least 50 characters long. God wouldn’t order us to be fruitful and multiply if He didn’t want us to share intimacy.

I wish I could give a book more than 5 stars! Hiring a private investigator to help him find where Sydney has run off to, it’s only a matter of time before her family connection in Texas comes to light. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sydney Hathwell escapes an unwanted betrothel by disguising herself as a boy in the untamed Texas countryside.


Not really worth reading. When I first picked this book up, I didn’t know it catyh historical fiction. 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. So if I were her, I’d do cath exact same thing: How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

Now I remember why I don’t read a lot of historical christian fiction. Quotes from Fancy Pants. It is about a girl who is orphaned and goes to stay with her uncle. Sep 18, Chrissy rated it really liked it Shelves: So I am mixed on this book.

It didn’t end up being a great caathy novel It didn’t facny up being a comforting spiritual feast, nor did it end up being a great love story. I must admit that I nearly gave up reading halfway through but decided to carry on.

I didn’t feel the characters ‘conversion’ to Christianity was anything but author contrived – just ‘stuck’ in there because it is supposed to be a Christian book. Bittersweet California Historical Series, 2 3. Would you like us to take another look at this review? Dec 03, Stephany rated it really liked it Shelves: