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Fancy Pants Audiobook

Fancy Pants

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Publisher's Summary

For Francesca Day, it's not the end of her world, but close to it. She's London-bred, wealthy, and sophisticated, but fate leaves her flat broke and stranded on a back road in Texas. Now she's got to deal with reality without her rich girl props. How can she do it?

In Dallas Beaudine, gritty and handsome, lies the answer. He stops his car to help Francesca, whose life needs a tune-up, as well as her car. Stopping could lead to the biggest mistake, or best time, ever.

©1989 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1996 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

"Pure unadulterated fun! Riches-to-rags, then back again." (Rave Reviews)
"This delectable confection offers unadulterated entertainment. Sleek romantic comedy." (Publishers Weekly)

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    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-04-07
    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-04-07 Listener Since 2007

    leftymom

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    "Fantastic"

    Wow is all I can say. Not only was the story great but the narrator is the best I have ever experienced. Phillips is a great writer the story hooks you and takes in from the beginning. The narrator does such a great job with voices unlike any I have purchased on Audible. Well worth the price. I loved it so much that I purchased the follow up Lady Be Good too.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    FZF Texas United States 03-30-08
    FZF Texas United States 03-30-08 Member Since 2006

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    "No redeemable qualities."

    Spoiled, vain, narcissistic, rich girl falls in love with an emotionally detached, sexist, hound dog that has no qualms about slapping her around.
    The book focuses on everyone's relationships EXCEPT the main characters. I would be surprised if 20% of the whole book was dedicated to the main subjects and it spent a great deal of that time showing only their bad qualities.
    I have read all of SEP other books and can honestly say this one has no redeemable qualities unlike her other books.

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 10-03-12
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 10-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "AMAZING!"

    this was such an AMAZING BOOK ! SEP and the late Anna Fields so far keep impressing me. This story in particular was so rich and deep , exploring human survival and fears. And I love it when there is a child in the story. Just touches your heart!

    Very very good book. BUY IT!

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 05-26-07
    A. J. McConachie So.Calif. 05-26-07 Member Since 2016

    Rose

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    "Funny Funny"

    Every thing SEP's writes is great! Wit charm amusing plot with the verbal skills that has the power to evoke OUT LOUD laughter.
    The reader: Our own beloved Anna Fields cannot be topped. Every book Anna narrates is superior.
    her timing and ability to add the different voices, makes each and everyone a hit. What a talent. I miss her.






    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Donna A Massachusetts 10-02-08
    Donna A Massachusetts 10-02-08 Member Since 2008

    DJA

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    "Unlikable Main Character"

    I love SEP books and hate to see them end but this was not one of them. Francesca is such an unlikable main character, actually she was very irritating. Worst I wasted 2 credits on this book.

    15 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Mina Florida 06-06-12
    Mina Florida 06-06-12 Member Since 2010

    Mag

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    "Fantastic Narration"

    I like Susan Elizabeth Phillips books but there is no better narration then the one by Anna Fields. All characters have a voice of their own and it is a lot of fun listening to this book.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 09-10-07 Member Since 2013
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    "Too wordy"

    I would have to agree with the other review that stated that in this book she goes into too much detail about the characters and their families. The concept was a great story but waivered too much from where it needed to be.

    I am usually very easy on books and am not critical but on this book I agree with the criticism.

    10 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Me & My Girls 08-16-15 Member Since 2016

    The wisdom is reaching far beyond what we see. Delight in the journey

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    "Antiques In Audio Not So Good"

    They utilized a 1996 recording and the sound quality was abysmal. The ranking of this story was only a guess; I couldn't withstand the terrible audio quality long enough to get any real feel for it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michele M Corpus Christi, TX 05-12-15
    Michele M Corpus Christi, TX 05-12-15

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    "More than I expected!"

    I just listened to this for the second time. I had forgotten how much I loved it. There is a large cast of well-developed characters and I want to get to know most of them better. This is the book that got me hooked on Susan Elizabeth Phillips!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Shannon Hobbs Santa Clarita, CA 05-04-15
    Shannon Hobbs Santa Clarita, CA 05-04-15 Member Since 2015

    Avid audiobook listener, occasional reviewer. I love wit, sarcasm and book that really does make me LOL!

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    "A Classic story, full of heart and humor"

    This is a classic from SEP, narrated superbly by the very missed and talented Anna Fields. If someone isn't familar with SEP books, this wouldn't be my choice for them to read for the first book. One of her more recently stories...or any from the Chicago Stars series would be a better choice. But this is an incredibly written book, and manages to engage modern readers even though it was clearly written 30 years ago when relationships between men and women were so different. For me, it adds an interesting layer...to see how much has changed...and how much hasn't. It's a great story covers a lot of years. It's funny, but also deeply emotional as two very broken people learn what's important and how to love each other... and maybe themselves as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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