Lisa (Ashlynn Yennie) is happy for her sister Whitney (Madison Boyd) as her wedding day approaches. Despite the excitement, Grandmother Mary Bentron (Sallie Glaner) and Lisa must come to terms with the impending sale of the historic Seven Oakes mansion. Lisa promises to find the perfect family who will love it just as much as the Bentron family has for over a century. Mary warns her distraught granddaughter that finding a family that can take on the responsibility of such a huge property may be difficult and they may have to sell to a developer. Lisa is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Land Developer Matthew Wallace (Ross Jirgl) has convinced his brother Andrew (Daniel Stine) he is ready to become a full partner in their family business and presents the opportunity to redevelop the Seven Oakes mansion into a prosperous tourist attraction.
Lisa is delighted to hear the word “family” when Matthew calls to make an appointment and she is convinced his wife and children will love it. Matthew loves the mansion but when he tells her the property will be turned into an amazing boutique hotel, Lisa is shocked, disbelieving, and instantly angry that anyone would want to convert this beautiful home into a commercial property! Nothing he says can convince her otherwise.
But when Mary is confronted by town Councilwoman Hannah Nightmoore (Kyle Larsen) and the girls overhear, she admits she needs to come clean about the financial trouble the estate is in. Lisa is devastated as Whitney suggests they must take Matthew’s offer seriously.
As Matthew and Lisa spend time together, she must decide if his motives are honorable and will preserve Seven Oakes while also solving her grandmother’s financial problems. But when Andrew arrives and blurts out plans unbeknownst to Matthew and Lisa, they are both shocked. And when Councilwoman Nightmoore makes it clear the developer can tear down the mansion for any reason, Matthew and Lisa must now work together to quickly devise a foolproof plan to preserve the property and trust each other through the process. But most of all, they find themselves with unexpected romantic feelings for each other.
The Dove Take:
Emotional heart-wrenching decisions can bring out a strength you did not know existed but are always made easier with family and friends to assist. Do not discount helpful offerings of people you trust. The bonus is happiness of the heart, a strengthening of family bonds, and perhaps even finding unexpected true love!