The former-rivals-to-a-sweet-love-story is a trope everyone is familiar with, but sometimes it has extra sparkle. In Love, Fall and Order, we meet the successful and ambitions Claire Hart (Erin Cahill). Working at a New York law firm, Claire makes an unexpected trip back home to Vermont when she learns her father is being sued, and in danger of losing his land. Land that has been in his family for generations and a place he relies on for their business.
Upon her return home, Claire learns it’s her old high school academic rival as counsel for the opposition. When she comes face to face with Patrick (Trevor Donovan), Claire discovers he’s not the same boy she knew in high school, but her priority is her father, and when the pair don’t reach a compromise, Claire makes plans to stay, and face off in court…!
Love, Fall and Order (2019) Hallmark Review
There is so much cuteness in this addition to the ‘fall harvest’ romance line up. The characterizations and cute banter is as adorable as ever. The one thing I will whine about (just a teeny tiny bit) is the whole “break up” bit. Again, it sometimes feels a little blown out of proportion, but at the same time, I do understand where Claire is coming from.
That said, there’s plenty to enjoy in this very autumn-esque romance. Not only is the primary cast good, the fun thing is seeing Drew Fuller in a supporting role. I’m used to seeing him play the successful character or the business man, so to see him in a kind of “geeky” role is quite fun, and he plays it well. I really like the relationship between him and Claire. It works for the story, and yet creates the mistaken assumption its meant to. Gregory Harrison also co-stars. Then there’s Donovan and Cahill. Both are familiar Hallmark stars, and both have been in their share of seasonal romances, plus Trevor is set to star in one that will arrive to the network very soon called, A Nostalgic Christmas.
There’s some good conversation in this script, sweet moments, and the wardrobe is pretty snazzy too. I like that, once again (this is also true of A Harvest Wedding), the city isn’t vilified, and while Claire is happy in the city, she also appreciates all the comforts of home. The end is a bit open-ended in one sense, but that’s also kind of fun because then you can imagine your own version.
Full of the beauty that is autumn, seasonal activities and of course, a bit of romance, Love, Fall and Order is another must-see for fans of clean and wholesome romance.‘Love, Fall and Order’: Old Rivals to a New Romance. A review of the #Hallmark original with Erin Cahill and Trevor Donovan. Click To Tweet
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