Fancy Pants

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Humorous Romance From a Bestselling Author

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. He determines he'll turn Fancy Pants Hathwell into a man before the boss returns home. From the get-go, he has "the kid" mucking stalls, clearing and plowing a field, and assisting with a difficult calving. But when Sydney's true identity is uncovered, Tim resents being deceived. Yet in time, he also finds that he doesn't like all the attention Sydney garners now that she's wearing pretty gowns...

Together Sydney and Tim will discover the importance of family and what it means to be a man--and a woman--of God.

The Author

  1. Cathy Marie Hake
    Photo by: Tracie Spence Photography

    Cathy Marie Hake

    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.

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"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,

"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,

"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,

"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,
"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. Its a great read!" --Brenda Talley,

"Lots of fun lurks between the covers of this book...." --Cindy Crosby,