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An Unexpected Date (Treasured Dreams Book 1) by [Hatler, Susan]
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Length: 13 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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An Unexpected Date is a super short and sweet contemporary romance short story (6 pages, 1700 words).

“An Unexpected Date is a wonderful and perfect release to a stressful or crazy day.” — Cafè of Dreams Book Reviews

“It totally made me smile.” — Getting Your Read On

“Susan has a knack for light hearted dialogue and describing the zing in the connection between Holly and Dave....Be on the look out for this delightful morsel.” — Tifferz Book Review


Holly loves living in her cozy mountain town and all the surrounding beauty soothes her soul. She treasures beading jewelry for her own small business while watching nature and its amazing creatures outside her window. But, her mom begs her to move back to the city so she can find a man to marry. Holly doesn’t want to give up on her dreams, but does that mean she’ll have to give up on love?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1129 KB
  • Print Length: 13 pages
  • Publisher: Hatco Publishing (1 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007ZKK9WW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A charming beginning 29 December 2015
By Marsha @ Keeper Bookshelf - Published on
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If you have ever read anything by Susan Hatler before then you know that you will get a solid, fun and entertaining story. If, however, this is the first time that you’ve read anything by this author – please don’t judge a story by its length. Or an author’s talent, because she writes amazing romances. This one is a bit different in that it is very, very short. But since I have the advantage of owning the rest of this series, I see what she’s doing – and I like it a lot.

An Unexpected Date will introduce you to Holly and Dave. Holly is an artistic soul who is living her own personal dreams. She creates beautiful beaded jewelry with the amazing natural beauty of the mountains and forests around her home for inspiration.

The only true dark spot on her dream is the constant reminding from her mother that she hasn’t settled down with a husband and kids yet. It’s not that Holly doesn’t want that too – but Mr. Perfect For Her hasn’t waltzed into her life… yet.

In this first story in the Treasured Dreams series we meet Holly – and a customer who might just be exactly what she’s been waiting for.

It’s sweet, it’s fun and it’s a romantic adventure – so let’s follow along and see where this romance takes us in the rest of the series. Yes, they are short stories. But they pack a powerful, romantic punch, so to speak. So enjoy yourself – and don’t worry about the length vs value. It’s all good, honest. :)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very short read that gives you a wonderful taste of the authors style in writing. 16 February 2015
By Cyn - Published on
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For a short read and I do mean short read this was a great story. I would have liked to have known more and hopefully as I read through some of her series I will find the full story of Holly and Dave.

This was a very cute read. The author does fill in all the wants and needs a person wants. She gives you a small taste of her writing style but leaves you wanting so much more. I really enjoyed it but didn't like the short 12 minute read so I am going to give this a 4 star. If you are looking for somethings short to just get the taste of the authors style this would be a great book to start with.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Darling short story 25 November 2015
By lilacqueen75 - Published on
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This is a very short story and an amazingly detailed snippet into Holly's life. Holly lives in a beautiful, comforting town in Montana, much to her mother's dismay. She knows it's home for her and she's happy trying to make ends meet with her growing jewelry business. Of course, it's not easy, but it's definitely fulfilling.

At the fall festival, Dave comes to buy an item from Holly's both and what happens is almost magical. I absolutely adore the way two people meet and fall for each other. I love the sparks, the intrigue, and the tingly feelings of romance. Ms. Hatler is an incredible romantic storyteller. I can't wait to read the rest of the story!

Content: nothing of note. Clean!
4.0 out of 5 stars sweet and super short 8 June 2016
By Julie C - Published on
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Cute, sweet and super short. If you love contemporary romance novels and only have a couple minutes to sit down and read I would tell you to grab this one by Susan Hatler. I discovered her last year and only read one or two of her books and then rediscovered her recently and have loved her stories. So far all of them have a HEA and are clean! Major plus for me.

Seriously this novella was a 10 minute or so read but within that short time Holly, our MC, is pretty quickly endeared to the reader. You know when reading you can tell very quickly about wether you'll like, love or dislike a character? Well for me it was pretty fast and I knew I would love Holly's character. It's so short I won't say more than that except I enjoyed it and will continue to read more from this author.

I downloaded a copy free from Amazon.

Happy Reading!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Review: An Unexpected Date, by Susan Halter 18 August 2012
By Robert Zimmermann - Published on
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This short story was just what I needed to rewind from the day. It's lighthearted just like I enjoy when I read a romance like this one. The main character can be anyone who's out there working her dream job, even if it doesn't pay the bills, and enjoys it. Her spirit is great. This could be a good set up for a mini series of stories. I was left wanting to read more, but in a good way. It was complete in itself, while at the same time leaving it open to the imagination for what will happen next.