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When "Big Tim" Creighton spies the mincing fop headed toward Forsaken Ranch, he is appalled. Thankful his boss isn't around to witness the arrival of his kin, Tim decides he'll turn "Fancy Pants" Hathwell into a man worthy of respect.
Lady Sydney Hathwell never intended to don men's attire, but when her uncle mistakenly assumed she was a male, the answer to her problems seemed clear. Her disguise as "Syd" was meant to be temporary...but the arranged marriage she's fleeing, her uncle's attitude toward the fairer sex--and her own pride--compel her to continue the guise far longer than she had intended. When her deception is exposed, will she be forced to abandon her hopes for family...and true love?
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Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2007
Series: Only in Gooding!
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.
SheriffMAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5funny sweet romanticAugust 20, 2015SheriffMAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5this is top one of my favorite hake story
emily4 Stars Out Of 5April 25, 2014emilyWhen Lady Sydney poses as a boy to try to gain her uncle's acceptance on his Texas ranch, she never expected her deceit to be so difficult to maintain...
From the beginning, this novel captured my attention with the unusual plot and humorous dialogue. I am not sure how almost everyone could have taken Sydney for a boy, but the story was still very enjoyable. The clear presentation of salvation was excellent, and the characters were likable.
KaelmeAge: 25-343 Stars Out Of 5March 8, 2014KaelmeAge: 25-34I enjoyed a few aspects of this book and disliked several others. The humor the book attempted was well done. Slap-stick type humor was done fairly well, and the dialogue had moments where it really was extremely witty. There were times, however, where the humor felt forced and over the top, primarily in overly witty dialogue that felt unnatural.
The romance, while very cute at parts, came across as uneven to me. Cute and plausible moments followed by rushes of feeling that didn't seem to follow the pace for growth that was previously set. Secondary characters also weren't fleshed out very well, and the salvation acceptance near the end seemed rushed and unnaturally timed/forced.
While there were individual scenes that interested me, I would not pick up the book in order to re-read.
CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Fun read!August 16, 2013CurledUpWithaBookThe MaritimesAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3I enjoyed this story filled with humor but also the full explanation of salvation. Very interesting characters. A good read!
love2readAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A funny start to a good seriesJune 27, 2013love2readAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5It made me laugh. It touched me.
It sure was a good treat for me - like a dessert, that's so delicious you just want to dig in for one more spoonful and one more and one more.
I loved the story, the characters and the twists and turns.