Treasured Dreams – Review
Treasured Dreams: A Short Story Collection
by Susan Hatler
Published: March 12, 2016
This book bundle includes seven short stories from the bestselling Treasured Dreams series.
Holly adores living in her small mountain town of Whitefish, Montana, treasures her beading business, but longs to fall in love. When she meets a handsome stranger at the Falling Leaves Festival, she starts to wonder if dreams do come true. . . .
AN UNEXPECTED DATE (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 KISS (25 pages, 5200 words).
Holly is beyond excited about her first date with Dave. They share a love for her beloved small mountain resort town, plus she’s never felt such sparks for a guy before. But when her mom warns her to proceed with caution so she won’t get disappointed, Holly pulls back—until an unexpected surprise entices her to risk her heart completely.
AN UNEXPECTED LOVE (20 pages, 4500 words).
Holly receives an unexpected offer to expand her jewelry business, Treasured Creations, and she doesn’t know whether to accept the contract or not. Selling beaded jewelry at festivals in her small town is one thing, but a painful experience from her past has made her gun-shy about taking risks.
She wants to discuss her fears with Dave, her boyfriend of two months, but she’s falling in love with him and feels ashamed of her past failures.
Will opening up to Dave jeopardize their developing romance? Or will it lead them to a place more beautiful than she could’ve ever imagined?
AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL (24 pages, 5200 words).
When Holly’s boyfriend is offered the job of his dreams in Africa, Holly must choose between the love of her life and the small mountain town that soothes her soul.
AN UNEXPECTED WEDDING (24 pages, 5300 words).
Instead of being an excited bride-to-be, Holly’s frazzled beyond belief as she tries to plan her wedding. Her fiancé, Dave, says whatever she wants works for him, but she can’t get her mom and soon-to-be mother-in-law to so much as agree on a date.
The worst part is that her dad passed away four years ago, and she’s heartbroken he won’t be walking her down the aisle.
Holly begins to accept the wedding is doomed, but then an unexpected surprise reminds her why she’s getting married in the first place.
AN UNEXPECTED JOY (22 pages, 4900 words).
Holly is struggling with some of life’s greatest challenges, but hiking in Montana’s rocky mountains gives her much needed peace she hopes to share with Dave.
AN UNEXPECTED BABY (12 pages, 3200 words).
Holly’s already in over her head when she receives an unexpected surprise, which is beyond her wildest dreams.
This will not be my last Susan Hatler book. I’ve read a few others of hers and have never been disappointed.
Treasured Dreams is sweet, cute, and romantic. And it takes place in a small town in Montana. Oh boy, do I love Montana! With Susan’s writing, I felt transported there: even if I never got around to visiting the small town by myself. I am in love with it.
The characters Susan presented were classic, just like her others. I adored this book. It was a quirky, clean romance.
*I received a copy from NetGalley.
- November 8, 2016
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