By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC
Kimberley Sustad (“Chesapeake Shores,” “The Nine Lives of Christmas”), Paul Campbell (“Sun, Sand & Romance,” “Once Upon a Holiday”) and Kathie Lee Gifford (“Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” “Today”) star in “A Godwink Christmas” a new, original premiering Sunday, November 18 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries as part of the network’s annual “Miracles of Christmas” programming event.
About The Movie:
The movie is inspired by the true story of Paula and Gery Conover, owners and proprietors of the Charlotte Inn on Martha’s Vineyard, one of the top inns in America. As Christmas approaches, Paula (Sustad), a St. Louis antique appraiser, reluctantly accepts a marriage proposal from her boyfriend, Daniel (Giles Panton, “Chesapeake Shores”), a career-focused attorney. When her Aunt Jane (Gifford) senses she has mixed emotions over the engagement, she invites Paula to her Nantucket home. Upon her arrival, Paula plans a trip to the nearby island of Martha’s Vineyard where she meets Gery (Campbell), a charming inn owner. When bad weather prevents her from departing, Paula winds up staying at Gery’s inn and enjoying local holiday festivities alongside him.
They begin to have feelings for each other but when the weather clears up, they part ways and Paula returns to Nantucket. Sensing she’s fallen for Gery, Aunt Jane shares with Paula her belief that their meeting was God’s way of “winking” at her to help determine which direction her life should take. When Daniel surprises her by spontaneously arriving in Nantucket, Paula decides to move forward with their marriage plans. But back in St. Louis, Daniel soon returns to his all-business ways and a fed-up Paula finally realizes they’re not compatible. When Jane invites her back to Nantucket for Christmas, Paula accepts, unaware that Jane has devised a plan to bring her and Gery together.
“A Godwink Christmas” is a Two 4 The Money Media production. Kim Arnott, Ivan Hayden, Kathie Lee Gifford, SQuire Rushnell, Louise DuArt, Tom Mazza, Dan Angel, Michael Shephard, Fernando Szew and Michael Robison are executive producers. Kim Arnott also serves as producer. John Prince and Dawn Knight are Supervising producers. Michael Robison directed from a script by John Tinker and David Golden.
Inspired by a true story from the bestelling Godwinks book series by Rushnell. (click to enlarge photos)