After saving up for years, writer Cara Durant finally buys her dream house on the riverbank of her hometown, only to discover a hydro dam is being built right in front of it, spearheaded by the handsome and nomadic Riley Evans.
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Cara Durant (Tammy Gillis) is back on American soil and excited to meet with Marianne Cooper (Jackie Richardson) at Craigleith & Worthington Literary Agency about her first novel. When Marianne hands Cara the advance cheque, Cara is wide-eyed pleased! But….there is a catch. They want her to add a romantic element. Cara is taken by surprise as this is a story about female relationships! No romance! Marianne assures skeptical Cara she needs to think about this and “it’s a good thing!”
And what to do with all that money? Cara knows exactly… the house of her dreams, overlooking the river, in her hometown. When she breaks the good news to her mom Annie Durant (Allison Hossack) and sister Leanne (Erin Agostino) they are thrilled for Cara. And one more surprise…she wants them to move in with her!
But what is all that noise? Cara is shocked to discover that town council has approved the building of a dam right in front of her house and the big machinery is moving in! Cara storms off to the mayor’s office determined to stop this “train before it leaves the station”. Her plea is met by deaf ears and Cara goes into full swing to present her case, “with evidence”. Leanne advises that Cara needs to get the power company on board or all her presentation will do is be an annoyance and nothing will change.
Armed only with determination, she approaches the chief engineer, Riley Evans (Morgan David Jones) and offers to show him the town and the devastation the dam would cause. As Cara and Riley get to know each other and Cara states the facts, Riley is believing in her cause and agrees to help her with the Council presentation. And her book addition? She is surprised when romantic scenes begin to effortlessly pop up as she types… what’s going on?
When Riley doesn’t show up at the Council meeting and his lab reports on the alternate location are not part of the presentation, it’s game over, and the vote is to continue with the dam. Cara is dismissive and unkind to Riley when he tries to explain. But when Mayor Greg Berns spills the good news, Cara knows what she has to do to finally invest in her own happiness and must trust there is a place for true love, not only in her novel, but also in her own heart.
This movie is such fun to witness as Cara becomes a perfect example in this well-cast, entertaining, believable movie. Excellent music will add to your enjoyment. Dove-approved for All Ages.
The Dove Take
Those who don’t believe that true love could be for them must do an about face when sideswiped by a romance they did not see coming.