Fifteen-year-old Natalie Canton’s world is turned upside down when her mother loses her battle with cancer on Valentine’s Day. A fragile white rose becomes Natalie’s only tangible link between the mother she lost and the hope she desperately needs to find.
When Natalie’s father sends her to Nevada for Christmas to visit her aunt’s ranch, Natalie’s rose slips out of her coat pocket, undetected, and falls into the riding corral. The next day, a pure white horse, presumably a stray, stands where the white rose fell.
With each passing day as she rides and cares for “Rose,” Natalie learns to accept death as a season of life. “Natalie’s Rose” is a simple, metaphorical story of comfort and assurance for all of us who struggle with death. Love never dies.
We all have a hard time dealing with a loss of a loved one. Natalie is devastated when she loses her mother. Now she is going to the place that always put her mother at ease, Red Rock Ranch. There she finds a way to deal with the death and move on with her life without forgetting the memory of her mom. But Natalie is not the only one who has to confront her feelings.Morgan, a childhood friend and ranch hand, also has to come to some realizations of his own regarding Natalie’s mom. Together they discover the white stallion that helps them overcome their grief and move on. We happily award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over to this film.