Even though Francesca is not your typical romantic heroine, I really grew to care about her as the story progressed. Great character development. I looked forward to my commute so that I could listen to what would happen next in the story.
Good books and peaceful days...
This isn't a brand new series, but it's new to me. Here's my philosophy on choosing a book: Sometimes you just want to relax, not to work at learning a new skill or theory. And that's where Audible shines, esp when story & narrator merge so seamlessly as they do in this series. Fancy Pants is about a female who wasn't prepared for the world, at least not in a way that would allow her to function well as an independent, self-sufficient person. That's something many females can relate to, unfortunately. This author deals with this serious subject in a humorous, confidence-inspiring (well, it is fiction but it does/ can apply to our lives too). Yep, it's about the need to be self-sufficient as a pre-requisite to real, mature (and exciting) LOVE. But there's enough fun and intelligence, so much so that you just might not dwell at all on the underlying message. Love it. But the second book in this series, Lady Be Good, had me laughing out loud. First things, first tho. Start at the beginning, here, if you want some relaxation and delight. Over n out.
I am glad the negative reviews didn't keep me from purchasing this book. It is a feel good book that makes you laugh throughout the story. All of the books I've purchased by Mrs. Phillips never disappoint me.
A great early SEP. A large portion of the book is spent on back-story, but it pays off in the end. This time I listened to this, then Lady Emma's book, then Teddy's book -- a nice progression, and fun to re-visit familiar characters. Anna Fields does a fabulous job with narration, as always. Still missing her in new releases!
I really enjoy character growth, and Francie certainly grows! Given her beginnings, that's a really good thing. I enjoyed the humor that accompanied it.
Not the first book I've read in this series and decided to go back to beginning.
Day dreaming book lover!
Didn't like this one very much. I love SEP but this one was written before enlightenment of treatment of children/women. Sorry about that.
A little slow at first but it got better and better loved it !!!!
Depth of the characters
She's INCREDIBLE! Seriously, I'm going to start listening to books she reads rather than authors I like. Such great tone and variety and she doesn't read too slow. I get annoyed by slow readers. She's fantastic.
Great story, great narration - a fantastic "listen"