By: Kat Harlton
Media: Crown Media
Eloise Mumford (“The Right Stuff,” “Chicago Fire”) and Julian Morris (“Pretty Little Liars,” “A Royal Queens Christmas”) star in “The Presence of Love” a new original premiering Sunday, March 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. Newcomer Amy Sharp and Samantha Bond (GoldenEye) also star. The movie was filmed on location in Cornwall, England.
About The Movie:
Over the years, Adjunct Professor of Romantic Literature, Jocelyn “Joss” Lambert (Mumford) has let practicality and fear of the unknown rule her life, saving risk and adventure for the heroines in her books. Just before her 33rd birthday, Joss receives a surprise gift from her late mom – a 10-day trip to England to discover her roots – a trip she and her mom had always planned to take together. Faced with a career-altering “publish or perish” deadline, an anxiety-prone Joss goes on the journey, hoping it will inspire her. Arriving at the Cornish farmhouse her grandparents used to own, now rented out as a B&B, Joss meets Daniel (Morris), a single dad who runs the family farm despite his strained relationship with his strong-willed mother, Merryn (Bond). Amid family tensions over the future of the farm, Joss tries to write, but is blocked until she bonds with Daniel’s daughter Tegan (Sharp), who is struggling with undiagnosed dyslexia. As Joss ignores her own deadline to help Tegan, Daniel and Merryn begin to warm up to her and see their family bonds strengthened and Joss finds a link to her own family’s past that brings her clarity. As her journey of self-discovery comes to an end, Joss must decide how to live her truest life — a life that might just include a romantic kind of love she never expected.
“The Presence of Love” is from Crown Media Productions, LLC. Clare Niederpruem, Leif Bristow, Agnes Bristow and Borga Dorter are executive producers. Mark Vennis is producer. Maclain Nelson directed from a script by Nicole Baxter.