When Claire (Erin Cahill) goes home to save her dad's (Gregory Harrison) annual Fall Fest on her family's pumpkin farm, sparks fly with an old rival - the opposing lawyer (Trevor Donovan) she now faces in court.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Cahill ... Claire Hart
Trevor Donovan ... Patrick Harris
Gregory Harrison ... Hank Hart
Drew Fuller ... Ben
Jan Broberg ... Aunt Margie Wright
Hailey Smith ... Betsy
K.C. Clyde ... Nick (as KC Clyde)
Lila Clark Lila Clark ... Evie
Jazmine Shaw Jazmine Shaw ... Lauren
Yolanda Wood ... June (as Yolanda Stange)
Scott Christopher ... Kevin
Shawlini Manjunath-Holbrook ... Sarah
Jacklyn Collier ... Alice
Laurie Harrop-Purser Laurie Harrop-Purser ... Zelda (as Laurie Purser)
Karina Segura ... Liza


Claire Hart is a Manhattan corporate lawyer specializing in property issues. Her busy schedule precludes her from going home to Waitsford, Vermont often, which she misses my especially during the annual Fall Fest that her father, Hank Hart, has organized and has held on the family farm for years. Not going back for this year's Fall Fest changes when she learns from Hank that his long term neighbor Margie Wright, the town florist, is, from recently discovered documents, disputing their property line, the area where Hank holds the Fall Fest and grows his coveted pumpkins she claiming belongs to her, Claire, out of circumstance, not only going home but representing her father despite her busy schedule. Hank and Margie, while not friends per se, have never had a "bad neighbor" relationship either, except when Margie and her now deceased husband Joe had once wanted to purchase some of the Harts' property, which he refused. The legal action takes on new meaning for Claire when she discovers... Written by Huggo

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Aired as the second of three original films in The Hallmark Channel's 2019 "Fall Harvest" lineup, the smallest amount of original films since the lineup's inception. See more »


When Claire and Patrick are at the high school looking at an old Waitsford Weekly article about a competition they'd had while in high school, Patrick is headlined as Harris, but referred to as Patrick Hayford in the article. See more »


Claire Hart: My client Mr. Garcia is a decent man and a good landlord. And he's made every attempt to be civil in this matter. However, Mr. Bruce refuses to vacate the store front.
Mr. Bruce: We feel my client is entitled to moving expenses, he simply can't afford the costs of relocating all of his merchandise from his rug store.
[Claire hands the paper over to the judge]
Claire Hart: Considering Mr. Bruce has been using the space to run a lucrative electronics franchise on the side, we beg to differ. Unfortunately his lease ...
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »


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Written by Dominic Kelly (as Dominick T Kelly)
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Standard Hallmark movie, attractive single 40-ish guy and gal compete then hope to hook up.
25 October 2020 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

Hallmark movies are perfect for a Saturday evening after steak and wine, you don't have to be totally alert to enjoy them.

This one involves a dispute between adjacent landowners in this small Vermont town where everyone knows everyone else. An older deed indicates the property lines might not be where they think they are. The two lawyers who get involved happen to be old high school competitors, she was the valedictorian by 0.10 point over him. In high school he was nerdy and he secretly had a crush on her all those years ago but she didn't know that. He matured into quite an attractive hunk. And kind and generous.

Hallmark veteran Erin Cahill is the New York lawyer, Claire Hart, her dad's farm is one of the disputed properties. Trevor Donovan is the Stanford lawyer Patrick Harris who came back home because he enjoyed that life more than the corporate rat race. The other property is his aunt's.

The movie is only about 80 minutes, it plays out much as one would expect. This is a good movie for anyone who wants a nice story without sex, violence, or foul language, something hard to find these days.

My wife and I enjoyed it at home on DVD from our public library.

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12 October 2019 (USA) See more »

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Coup de foudre au festival d'automne See more »

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