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This heartfelt romantic comedy highlights forgiveness and second chances when misunderstandings cloud life’s path. Lori Loughlin and James Tupper are a super match for a love story that will provide an enjoyable movie night at home for your entire family. Dove approved for all ages!
Kerrie (Lori Loughlin) is shocked when her brother and business partner, Jake (Darrin Baker), announces he and his wife are moving to London. But the good news is, Jake is selling his half of the candy shop to Brooks McLeod (James Tupper), his best friend who is competent and trustworthy, and his businesses continually increase profits, so Kerrie will not be alone. Kerrie is mortified! Brooks was her high school nemesis!
Their first meeting takes on a rocky start as Brooks pries into how Kerrie operates the business in a somewhat gruff manner and hits some sore spots by questioning her decisions. He is all over expanding the shop, changing the logo, redoing the website, adding a Wi-Fi service, a coffee bar, and making Kerrie’s head spin! Kerrie believes he is as presumptuous and as arrogant as he was in high school.
As Kerrie and Brooks work on meshing their opposing ideas, they are reluctantly impressed with what each is bringing to the partnership. But running into Erin Smythe (Janaya Stephens), the high school cheer leader, now a headhunter for exclusive worldwide companies and who Brooks took to the school dance over Kerrie, brings back unpleasant memories. And Erin is out to head hunt Brooks in more ways than one!
As Kerrie teaches Brooks about candy-making, they are having fun . . . until Erin pops by for that late dinner he promised. When Brooks talks about Erin as a good friend, but not what he is looking for, Kerrie quickly asks him what he IS looking for. This small exchange starts a few little sparks, and they both are seeing each other in a different light.
As Brooks and Kerrie enjoy reminiscing, Brooks sincerely apologizes for his bad behavior in high school, and they decide on a fresh start. Tomorrow is the Winterfest celebration, and they are more than ready!
But when Brooks overhears a private conversation between Kerrie and her lawyer, and a late-night call from Jake turns Kerrie’s world upside down, both are confused and hurt. Are they destined to go their separate ways and back to their former lives, or can honest conversation and forgiveness lead them to forever happiness of the heart?
The Dove Take: “You won’t regret the chances you took for love, only the ones that passed you by.” Believe in yourself, listen to, and trust your heart, recognize forgiveness, and honor second chances. It will lead to a good life and is worth the journey.