Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why his father left a nurse, named Willa $100,000, and goes undercover to investigate. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep her from ever trusting him again?
Delighted to take Scout away for Christmas, Willa does not know that her benefactor's two adult children MOLLY and FINN have also read the will and are sure that she has swindled their father. Determined to get to the truth, Finn follows Willa to Bramble House to confront her.
Finn facetiously mentions National Ice Cream Day in trying to win back Scout's mother. Qualifying the statement with "if that's a thing." It really is a thing. Signed into law, by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, the United States observes National Ice Cream Month every July. Culminating on the eponymous holiday (the third Monday of that month). See more »
When Scout & Finn are in the craft room and then go to see Willa skating they have white skates on and when they continue to skate they have black skates on. See more »
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Performed by Martina McBride
Played when they all decorate the Christmas tree in the Bramble House See more »
There truly are family tragedies that end up generating some goodwill during theChristmas season
Book illustrator Finn Conrad (David Haydn-Jones) has mixed emotions about the father who abandoned him when he was 10 years old as well as mixed emotions about the caregiver Willa Fairchild (Autumn Reeser) who inherited a $100 thousand dollar nest egg from his father's estate.
Finn and his sister Molly (Julia Benson) have a strong but unproven belief that the young and pretty caregiver Willa is a gold digger and that she somehow stole their own deserved inheritance from their estranged father's estate.
Finn is under a rigid 30 day timeline before the will can no longer legally be contested so he travels to the bed and breakfast that Willa and her young son Scout (Liam Hughes) are staying at over the Christmas and New Year period. The Bed and Breakfast lodge of Bramble House was a gracious gift to Willa and her cute as a buton son Scout donated by the deceased benefactor Mr. Conrad.
It is hard to hold back the tears as the story unfolds with a lot of emotional stories that all the main characters have to share as the Christmas day draws nearer. The owner of Bramble House, Mable Bramble, (Teryl Rothery) is getting on in years but is stubborn to the point that she makes it clear to all that love her, that she needs no ones help in running her bed and breakfast including that of an old and dear friend who wears his affections for Mable on his Santa sleeve.
This is a heartwarming story and my only negative comment is like in many of todays films, they portray the heroine Willa Fairchild as a divorcee taking care of her son on her own. Maybe this is the reality of todays society of many of a single parent raising their children on their own after a broken marriage, but it then becomes the accepted norm rather than the exceptance in the family relationship.
I give the film a decent 7 out of 10 rating.
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