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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,330 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cathy Marie Hake Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2007 ISBN: 9781436133562
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CBA bestselling author of Bittersweet, Cathy Marie Hake seasons her historical novels with her own special blend of humor and inspiration. Honoring her father’s dying wish, Lady Sydney sails from England in 1890 to consider marrying a Manhattan businessman. After finding him unsuitable, she flees the city disguised as a man. But when she arrives at her uncle’s Texas ranch, will she continue the ruse? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cathy Marie Hake delivers a very good book to her readers…I would definitely recommend reading Fancy Pants.”

    romancereaderatheart.com

  • “Cathy Marie Hake knows how to deliver a touching, yet amusing story with threads of inspiration woven throughout.”

    onceuponaromance.net

  • “Lots of fun lurks between the covers of this book.”

    faithfulreader.com

  • “[Hake] has created characters that seem real and endearing who also live a life which is a testimony to God.”

    theromancestudio.com

  • “Caruso's magic makes this story from Recorded Books inspirational.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Kimball | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this book throughout the beginning and middle sections, it lost me towards the end, when the religion was hyped up to max volume with no real reason or purpose. I too, was fooled by the cover, expecting a modern romance, but was happy with this actually being a historical romance, and the way Syd conducted herself. I wish her charade had gone on a little longer, and that things were not so speedily wrapped up. I would've liked to see Hume kidnap her or fight harder to get her ( I mean he just dished out tons of money/ searched for her for months). The end was just unrealistic and didn't have enough action. I wish the novel could've kept up its forward momentum, but lagged greatly towards the end. Overall, it was decent and I might try another by this author, just wish a few things had been omitted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelli | 2/19/2014

    " Really funny, sweet, charming. Albeit, a bit unbelievable that a 20 something girl could really and truly pass for a teenage boy, however it made the story line funny. Its a light read, probably good to pick up before a long vacation trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan Peterson | 2/13/2014

    " I don't like to rate books this low usually, but this one wasn't as good as it could have been. The situation was rather improbable, and the storyline was a little confusing. I know there are some people who would love it, so I guess you'll have to see for yourself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Renee | 2/1/2014

    " While this one doesn't match up to her first two novels, it's still a good read. She does a great job with the characters, and an awesome job with adding humor into the novel. If you are looking for another good story from Cathy Marie Hake, Fancy Pants is the one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne Billy | 2/1/2014

    " Christian fiction. Not difficult reading. Feel good book, perfect if you just want to kick back and read without much thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/17/2014

    " This book had potential, but I felt like it fell short. It is a little slow at first, but then it picks up and becomes interesting and funny. Sadly, the ending is very abrupt and a let down. So I am mixed on this book. It is a cute story worth reading, but don't expect a page turning, finish in 1 day read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anneliese Bennion | 1/11/2014

    " As far as Christian romances go, this was really cute. I liked the idea of her masquerading as a boy on a ranch. It was funny who figured it out and who didn't. Although it got a little too religious in parts, it still was a fun little read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 12/28/2013

    " One of those books that are ridiculous and not at all like real life but fun to read nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/23/2013

    " enjoyed the book until the ending - too short "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April | 12/17/2013

    " I always love a good historical fiction where a girl tries to pass herself off as a boy. Sydney does a great job, acting the part and holding her own. Although predictable it was a very entertaining, romantic, and inspirational tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 11/9/2013

    " Couldn't put it down! Cute, clean, romantic, great stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 10/26/2013

    " This was a very slow moving book. It took me awhile to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 10/6/2013

    " Fancy Pants is a cute book that is completely worth anyone's time and imagination. Cathy Marie Hake is a talented writer and I have thoroughly enjoyed ready this book!! It kept my on edge the entire time and I must say that I, myself, ended up having a crush on Big Tim! Too cute!! It's a must read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 9/9/2013

    " Can someone explain why Hake tends to have characters change personalities in the middle of her books? I read her books as something to read that's easy - lack of sleep due to a new baby means I'm not exactly reading Dickens, but man that drove me nuts. No more for me, thank you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 7/9/2013

    " I love all of Cathy's books and this is the one that started me off "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/20/2013

    " A cute, quick read with romance. Overall it was a sweet book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica | 3/4/2013

    " Fun little Christian romance. Same old Twelfth Night storyline where she dresses as a man because of extenuating circumstances...I have to say that any man that cannot tell a woman from a boy is blind, huh? I love happy endings. -e "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leanne | 1/3/2012

    " This was quite entertaining and kept me laughing. It was predictable but still worth it. The ending wasn't quite clear, however. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherri *Wannabe Rock Chick* | 9/17/2011

    " This was a superb book. I loved the spunky heroine and the "mean" but well meaning hero. This is a Christian romance but is not preachy or "in your face" and I liked that the message was delivered in a way that fit the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Shipper | 8/9/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book!!!! and there were many times when I laughed out loud reading it... a great read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lacey | 4/11/2011

    " Absolutely, tee-totally HILARIOUS! A must-read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 3/6/2011

    " a friend recommended this book to me..we shall see startin out a tiny bit slow but we shall see... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kati | 8/9/2010

    " I had a hard time putting this one down. I haven't read anything by Hake that I didn't like. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 7/12/2010

    " I would probably give this a 3.5, it was a basic, easy read, but I found it pretty entertaining. It has a simple romance and a "wild west" element to it that was fun. If you are looking for a no brainer beach type read, this one is perfect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristii | 1/1/2010

    " A fun, quick read. I needed something light to read over the break and this was perfect! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelly | 7/21/2009

    " It is a simple fun read that makes you smile. A light and funny romantic story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Anne | 4/22/2009

    " I liked this sweet love story. Sydney is a loveable, spunky heroine, characterized by human traits. Good, but only if you don't mind romance. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/11/2009

    " My favorite from Hake. Light hearted enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danica Page (One Page at a Time) | 12/3/2008

    " I enjoyed this book very much. I'm beginning to really like Christian Fiction. It seems even when I don't mean to I've been grabbing Christian Lit. It was a good read. Not my favorite, but good. "

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About the Author
Author Cathy Marie Hake

Cathy Marie Hake is the author of over twenty novels and a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit. In addition to writing inspirational love stories, Cathy adores classical music, romantic getaways, and Diet Pepsi. She lives with her husband, two children, and two rescue dogs in Anaheim, California.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.