- File Size: 1129 KB
- Print Length: 13 pages
- Publisher: Hatco Publishing (May 1, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007ZKK9WW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,587 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
An Unexpected Date (Treasured Dreams Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Though short, An Unexpected Date is a wonderful and perfect release to a stressful or crazy day. I think of it as the yummy, chocolaty, warm gooey chocolate fudge on top of a big scoop of ice cream. Kick back, relax and have a bit of fun that will guarantee you to read the last word with a huge smile upon your face that just doesn't want to go away!
The setting is Whitefish, Montana. Holly has found the perfect place to live where she is surrounded by the beauty of nature, complete with glorious mountains and bears that make their way into her yard to feast upon ripe luscious berries. She has created her own jewelry and bead business cleverly named Treasured Creations. She is nearing her thirtieth birthday and her mother keeps nagging at her to move back to the city where she can find a nice man to settle down with and have a family. Though Holly does yearn to find a life-long partner, she has no desire to move away from her little piece of heaven.
It is during the Falling Leaves Festival, where Holly has set up a table to sell her creations, that she discovers that the grandest of surprises occur when least expected.
I completely and utterly fell in love with Holly, who is sweet, intelligent, ambitious and lovely. I also found myself utterly intrigued by Dave, who is handsome, sexy, kind and smart. The story unfolds in a perfect way, Ms. Hatler's descriptions are incredibly vivid and allow the reader to be right there witnessing the unfolding of the tale. When I finished reading, I could not wipe the smile off my face and felt completely satisfied. I would also love to perhaps see the story of Holly and Dave unfold further into another story *hint *hint... lol. I definitely recommend An Unexpected Date to anyone looking for a quick pick-me-up that will brighten your day!
Favorite Quote: "I wish ice cream made me that happy."
He leaned toward me, and smiled. "Maybe you just haven't tried the right flavor."
Goosebumps tickled up my spine, along with a rush of heat to my face, as I found my own secret meaning in his comment.
These are enjoyable little snippets. Each is a complete short story that gives up a quick glimpse into Holly & Dave's relationship. I loved the setting in Montana. Perfect if you need a quick pick me up. I'm not a huge short story fan because I am often left unsatisfied with the lack of details but this series of interconnected stories worked for me. From their meeting to their first date, to their proposal, wedding and finding out their pregnant we grow to love both characters in these heartwarming vignettes.
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. :)
Contemporary Romance Short Story
An Unexpected Date was my 5 minute treat today. It was like the little spoon they give you at the ice cream store to try a flavor. Well, I tried the flavor and I'm buying the 3 scoop ice cream cone. :) I love Susan's writing. If you haven't tried any of her books, you really ought to. Start out with this little treat. It made me smile. Who couldn't use a bit of that on any given day?!