Wednesday, June 25, 2008

pantsy pants

I had a nice fluffy read with Cathy Marie Hake's inspirational (aka Christian) novel Fancy Pants.

Lady Sydney Hathwell is fleeing a jerk who wants to marry her. She runs off to Texas to her uncle--except her uncle thinks she's a boy. And he makes some random statement about "no women." So, of course, she has to dress up and act like a boy!

To be honest, that was the most entertaining part. Her uncle's ranch manager (or whatever the right term is) tries to make Syd "Fancy Pants" Hathwell into a man...and kind of succeeds. Of course, her secret is revealed, leaving to tension, love, etc.

It's a light, quick read. The characters are fine; no one is annoying. Their faith is real and not drapped into the story. The only issue I had with the book is the jerk who wants to marry Sydney. He's part of the climax...but the solution to the problem he presents is so dumb. I actually wondered if I missed a few pages (I didn't).

It's summertime; you deserve light reading!

Rating: 7/10

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