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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

Critic Reviews

"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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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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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.

17 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Dalia
  • Kuwait, Kuwait
  • 10-03-12

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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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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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.

16 of 21 people found this review helpful

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  • Mina
  • Florida
  • 06-06-12

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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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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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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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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Texan Pro Golfer Meets English Lass

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful