A wounded Sgt.soldier rents an apartment from a soldier widow who lost her husband as few years before. He helps her with chores and a plan to save her small town museum from going out of business. After a while, the lady and the soldier get feelings for each other and he gets a bonus for "re-upping" for another tour of duty for over seas. Emotionally, the woman cannot deal with him leaving overseas thinking what happened last time when her husband was killed.
The woman finally gets herself courage to face the future as she races to the airport to tell the soldier she loves him and she will be waiting for him when he returns.
This movie has become one of my favorite Hallmark Christmas movies! The story is touching and warm, and not 'sappy' at all. A real drama, with no silly family members or corny story line. The cast is fabulous, and I enjoy most anything that Julie Benz is in, and this is no exception! A really charming movie!
Just when I think I have found my "favorite Hallmark movie" another great Hallmark movie comes out! I loved this story and have experienced a similar loss. I love the sense of community and support for each other shown in this movie. My husband will enjoy this one so I will re-watch it in December with him.
This is a heart tugging movie that you can really get into. The story line was great and the cast did a great job. We are a military family and I struggled right along with them. Loved the ending. I passed this movie up several times and probably wouldn’t have watched it but Julie Benz was in it and I have always liked her soft mannerism. I am glad I did watch it..it was very good.
My whole family agrees - we all now have a new favorite Hallmark Christmas movie! This was so genuine and sweet! It gave us a deeper insight into the life of military families and the sacrifices that they make. Great acting! The characters are very relatable and not corny. The chemistry was very tangible between the widow and the soldier! Oh my heart! I grew up nearby the Ft. Lewis/McChord Joint Base and have been to the museum on the base. It was a treat to see it again. My only slight disappointment with Hallmark Movies is that they seem to think that they need to have one of the character’s say the name of the movie, and it just never comes out sounding genuine. I honestly don’t feel that it’s necessary as it takes away from the enjoyment gained from the rest of the movie. Your spirit is soaring because as incurable romantics - you’re so happy for them, then it just kind of puts a downer on the end of the film because it’s just cheesy. But it’s not enough to knock off a star for me. Thank you Hallmark - this is your best Christmas Movie yet. If anyone with any clout in Hallmark reads this, *please* bring out the Irish Cowboy film “Durango” in DVD format! We still have it on VCR tape. That is our favorite non-Christmas film of yours.
Never been in the military, but have family & friends. Deals with hard issues, but also how to move forward. Seems a realistic look at that life with some of its sacrifices as well as successes. Characters have believable progress in interpersonal/romantic relationship.