Under the Autumn Moon

Under the Autumn Moon Review – Find Love Under the Stars

October 23, 2018 6 Comments

Anytime I snuggle in and click through my DVR seeking a Hallmark original, I know one thing: I’m going to enjoy the experience. That same can be said, and is true of their Fall Harvest romance Under the Autumn Moon. The network may be about to unleash their popular Christmas originals, but sometimes, their “forgotten” seasonal romances shine the brightest.

Under the Autumn Moon (2018) Hallmark Review 

She’s not an outdoor-sy kind of gal, but Alex McKenna (Lindy Booth) is determined to be the best at her job. Why she works for an outdoor company is a mystery to her co-workers. For Alex, it’s all about the company’s vision. When her boss sees a dude ranch on the market, he sends Alex to scope it out for a potential company retreat.

Co-owner of Harmony Ranch, Josh (Wes Brown) is determined to keep his generational ranch in the family. Sadly, he and his sister, Taylor (Natalie Lisinska) have financial problems which may preclude this. When he receives two offers to buy the ranch, a decision is before him. Josh has to decide if he can let go of the past, and open his heart to a new future.

Much like all of the Hallmark Fall Harvest (from this year) that I’ve seen, ‘Autumn Moon’ is again, a delight. I’ve not seen the new All of My Heart (because it’s not my favorite), but of the originals I did see, this one ranks high.

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Though we typically think of characters as the people in a story, I am an advocate for other story characteristics. Sometimes it’s a theme or a setting. In the case of Under the Autumn Moon, it’s the rustic, and gorgeous scenery. The scenes help to “set the mood” of this story and is also, just pretty to look at. Of course, the actual people in this story are also memorable. Alex is a fun character who puts her heart into the ranch from the moment she arrives. She’s also got a surprise or two that in true rom-com fashion puts her at ease on the ranch. Then there is the country guy hero, Josh, who fits the stereotype “rancher” characteristic in the best sense.

Those of you looking for a cozy romance should know, this one is ideal. It’s fun and is all about the tropes, but best of all, it doesn’t have the dramatic break up. It’s a trope that sees too much overuse so to see it used lesser in recent TV films makes me happy. Either way, by the end of Under the Autumn Moon, viewers will be starry-eyed.

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6 Comments

  • Becky October 23, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I thought this one was really cute! And I do love me some Wes Brown ;-) Overall, I thought this year’s Fall Harvest films were really good. (Like you, I didn’t see the All of My Heart wedding … I LOVED the original but felt the sequel was a waste of my time, so I didn’t check out the wedding.) I’m SOOOOO ready for the Christmas movies to start, though :-)

    • Rissi JC October 23, 2018 at 10:47 pm

      Same! I haven’t seen Wes in a lot of films, but do think he fits this kind of role VERY well – it’ll be interesting to see him opposite Kellie Pickler for Christmas. :)

      I liked all of the Fall Harvest originals I saw. I didn’t check out Love, Of Course yet, and intentionally didn’t watch ‘Good Witch’ because I’m so far behind with the TV show! Ooops.

      Glad you’re excited about the Christmas movies, Becky. I am too, but at the same time, I’m kind of like, “WAIT!!” It seems like the season begins earlier each year (even though I know it doesn’t).

  • Cecelia Dowdy October 23, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    This was a cute, heartwarming movie. It’s not my favorite Hallmark Movie, but, it’s good nonetheless. I also enjoyed the scenery.

    • Rissi JC October 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      I really liked this one, Cecelia! I would agree it’s not my most favorite, but it is ONE of my favorites… just not near the top of the list. Like you, I thought the scenery was gorgeous. :)

      Do you have a favorite Fall Harvest title?

  • Brittaney B November 7, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Wes Brown. That’s all I needs to know to watch this one. And of course I wasn’t disappointed. Wes Was in Christmas in Mississippi on Lifetime last year which was really good!

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