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.Under the Autumn Moon @HallmarkChannel Review – Find Love Under the Stars. A #romance with Wes Brown and Lindy Booth Click To Tweet
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