A Ring by Spring (2014). Rachel Boston stars in this Hallmark romantic comedy. All text is © Rissi JC and RissiWrites.com

A Ring by Spring (2014)

March 8, 2014 4 Comments

With a title that rhymes, the latest from Hallmark Channel has no choice but to be cute… right!?  

A Ring By Spring (2014) Hallmark TV Film Review

Her past is full of unsuccessful relationships and disillusionment over her peers “allure” of the Romeo and Juliet bard. Today, in her present, Caryn Briggs (Rachel Boston) is still a girl with one focus; the details. This is especially true in her business and in her personal life, she is again repeats that past. When her boyfriend dumps her because he wants a family and he doesn’t see Caryn as the marrying type, Caryn begins to take to heart. Maybe the destiny her fortuneteller (Stephanie Powers) read is at work! Her fortune? If she doesn’t have a ring by spring, Caryn will never marry!

Skeptical, Caryn sets about revisiting her past to find out what goes wrong with her relationships. Then when a new client, a CEO of a popular company, Tom (Kirby Morrow), shows interest in her, Caryn must change her cynical perspective if she’s ever to find her happy ending.  

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A Ring by Spring (2014). Rachel Boston stars in this Hallmark romantic comedy. All text is © Rissi JC and RissiWrites.com

Ever since seeing her in a recurring role on a television show that’s done, I like the bubbly personality Rachel Boston brings to her roles. In this wholesome romantic-comedy she brings another bout of sweet effervescence. Her character is an interesting one compared to most leading ladies in the rom-com. I mean, come on! The girl likes British things (hello, British movies!) and she isn’t fond of Romeo & Juliet for which, really, I cannot fault her.

Additionally it’s also cool to see Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart) on screen again no matter how small the role. The friendship that blooms between Caryn and Tom is a fun relationship. It’s more about finding commonalities than anything.  

If there is anything that really rubs me the wrong way it’s the antics of Caryn’s parents. It has a place in the story – to counteract against Caryn’s cynical attitude. But with the depiction of marriage in her best friend (who is a fun character), I don’t think that so much redundancy is necessary. At the risk of contradiction, I will say that I admired the old-fashion values especially poignant is a conversation between mother and daughter. Best of all, what this movie does is give us characters who “felt” very genuine and real. If you like romantic-comedies with evidence of quirk, then you may enjoy A Ring by Spring.

For me, I don’t think it is my most favorite in the repertoire of its genre. Still, I respect it being a wholesome script and a heroine who didn’t conform to the usual mindset of young women.  

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amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Bekah M. March 10, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    My three sisters and I love watching Hallmark movies on the weekend, they're cheesy sometimes but so cute. We saw the trailer for this one and were thinking about watching it. Now that I read your review I'll be sure to check it out! :)

    • Rissi March 11, 2014 at 5:55 PM

      I'm of the same mind, Bekah – the movies can be too sappy for their own good, but seriously, I admire Hallmark for actually producing family-friendly entertainment where other networks rarely do and because of that, I do enjoy their movies. Sure, I have favorites and while A Ring by Spring isn't one of my most favorites, it was cute. :)

  • Anonymous September 13, 2014 at 4:29 AM

    This was a cute movie! What is the name of the British movie Caryn and Tom both liked?


    • Rissi September 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      Glad you liked it, Donna. :)

      …you know, I don't remember know which British movie it was, but since I'm a costume drama aficionado, I do remembering thinking it was fun reference. :)

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