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An Unexpected Date

Book 1, Treasured Dreams

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


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

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?

“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

Customer Reviews

I love Susan Hatler!

This is such a cute story with Hatler’s patented sweetness and flirty charm. Like the perfect sampling of chocolate, it’s a delight that left me craving more.

Cute and Quick

What a cute and sweet short story! I’m always on the lookout for something to read at lunch—this story hit the spot. The writing is fun with lovely descriptions. I adore the characters and the way Holly and Dave interact. And the small town Montana setting is perfect—I felt like I was right there in the mountains with them...what a fun escape during my workday. I’m excited this is the first of series of short stories and can't wait to dive into the one!

Unexpected date

I agree with others, I had to pay for this?!

An Unexpected Date
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  • $0.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: May 01, 2013
  • Publisher: Hatco, Inc.
  • Seller: Hatco Inc.
  • Print Length: 17 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Treasured Dreams
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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