Bring Back Summertime (Manuscript)



When Jeanne Starr Gater picks up the phone one morning, she receives the shock of her life: her husband, Dr. Julius Gater, is comatose and dying.

Jeanne has flashbacks of all the memories they had together and believes that everything will work out if only she could make it to the hospital in time…

And so begins the remarkable true story of the deepest love, a woman’s courage and faith in the midst of pain and suffering and a man’s miraculous recovery.

Dove Review

This is a touching story that brought tears to my eyes as I read it, as the story is about a family almost losing their father after he is in a terrible accident. The grief they go through and the father’s close call is something I can relate to on a personal level. This is a Christian based story.

The family’s devotion to Dr. J, the dad, is moving. We see how his wife Jean and his children respond with great compassion and how that miraculously Julius stays alive against the odds. The characters are well defined, the story moves in a logical fashion with suspense and the ending is a happy one and totally believable. The humanity that various characters show is touching and anyone who has come close to loving someone close will relate to this story, as will those who have actually lost someone. The fact that sometimes life involves a lot of waiting is also nicely illustrated in this powerful script. We are pleased to award this moving story our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over. When it’s made into a movie, I want to be at the premiere!

Content Description

Faith: None
Violence: Car accident is described.
Sex: None
Language: G/OMG-3
Violence: Car accident is described.
Drugs: It's mentioned he was on Haldol by the doctors.
Nudity: None
Other: The tension of a family dealing with a long stay in the hospital for the father/husband after a close-call car accident.


Company: Jeanne Starr Enterprises, Inc.
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 110 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter