Romantic drama centered around "Dear Viola", a small town newspaper advice column.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Minor
Russ Mitchell
Jackie Richardson ...
Rennie Jasper
Meredith Mitchell
Clay Jackson
Cindy Marchand
Craig Murphy
Earl Bellamy
Justin Rutledge ...
Lorna Wilson ...
Alexis Kent
Brittany Gray ...
Jamie Estevez


Kellie Martin plays an accountant who submits a reply to a "Dear Viola" letter to the editor that she works for, as an accountant. She has a real knack for writing to people and getting to the heart of the matter, and soon the whole town is involved in the romantics. Written by KeystoneLady

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Dear romcom fan, this one has lots of familiar elements and themes but you will like it
22 December 2014 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Katie (Kellie Martin) is a demure accountant who once dreamed of other life pursuits. This would be becoming a writer. But, alas, this single lady took care of a sick mother many years and didn't make time for anything but job and home. Now, her mother has passed away and Katie has a secret crush on a widower at her church. Meanwhile, most of the town folks in their seaside village grab the newspaper every day to read the local advice column called Dear Viola. As one of Katie's bookkeeping clients is the newspaper publishing firm, she is often at the office. One day it is clear that the talented lady who has penned this lovelorn piece for years is retiring. Here's Katie's chance, perhaps! She secretly authors a sample of her own take on Dear Viola and the editor gives her the job! But, one of the first letters she receives at the paper is obviously from the widower she admires. This man, Russ (Jefferson Brown) loves his young daughter, Meredith, but is wondering how to move forward with his little gal in mind. Katie offers terrific advice, especially on opening up his heart again. Yet, wouldn't you know it, a new blonde comes to town and captures Russ' attention before Katie has a chance to get close to him. Even though its obvious that this woman is not a good match, what will Katie do now? This lovely film has many familiar elements and themes. One is the "mousy" lady in glasses and conservative clothing who is invisible to the man she admires until she changes her appearance. It's tried but still true. Then, too, the secret identity of an advice writer is always fun. Other items to enjoy in this little flick are the cast, which is fine, the coastal setting, the ethnically integrated community, the sweet script and the surefooted direction. Are you longing for a romcom night with tea and cookies? Dear fan, this is a nice choice for your evening's pursuit.

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