by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Publisher: Pocket Books, division of Simon and Schuster publishing
Publish Date: June 3, 1991
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Paperback Copy
My Rating: ***** 5 of 5 stars
Blurb from publisher:
I realize that this book is not current at all (being first published over 20 years ago), however, that did not seem to matter. I very much adored Fancy Pants. Susan Elizabeth Phillips created a wonderful story with refreshingly complex characters. It actually took me awhile to get into the swing of this book. The beginning was full of flashbacks and reminiscing, but as the plot progressed, everything fell into place beautifully. Fancy Pants captured so much more than a brief affair, it encompassed pretty much the entire lives of the main characters, Francesca and Dallie, as well as pertinent family history.
Fancy Pants allowed the reader to journey with the characters on the bumpy roads of life and watch them transform. I have to admit, I really did not like Francesca at first, she was a fully spoiled Scarlett O’hara type with even less resolve. I was concerned that she would just become a slightly-less spoiled socialite. However, Francesca learned hard lessons and grew into a character that I admire. Dallie has that masculine, all-American cowboy feel. He is running from life when Francesca hops along for the ride. Dallie grows as well, even though his changes are less obvious. By the end of Fancy Pants, I could hardly recognize the people Francesca and Dallie had become.
What else can I say but that I love this story. Fancy Pants is the type of book that you keep, you read it over and over again, you remember, and the characters become ingrained in your mind. It is the type of book that is classic in the sense that no matter how much time goes by, it is always relevant. My regards to Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I am your newest fan and supporter.