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Hallmark's "A Maple Valley Christmas" Is Based on a Book

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A Maple Valley Christmas Plot Summary   A rancher has spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister, but when a man arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what she actually wants. Starring :  Peyton List and Andrew Walker Image:  Hallmark Media The Movie Is Based on a Book A Maple Valley Christmas is based on the 2018 novel by Jerry Todt, but the Hallmark flips the script.  In the book, Erica is the real estate agent tasked with convincing a maple syrup farmer to sell, but after spending time in the small town, she has to decide between love or becoming a partner in her firm. When Hallmark fans love a movie, they always ask Hallmark for a sequel.  It will be interesting to see if Hallmark produces one because Todt released a follow-up novel in 2020 called A Maple Valley Wedding , which is set one year later.  Erica is in love, she's come to faith in Jesus, but then her ex shows up and sends her on a downward spiral. Did you enjoy this m

What Did You Think of Lucia Micarelli in Hallmark's "The Christmas Bow?"

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Starring:  Lucia Micarelli and Michael Rady Released:  2020 Summary: A promising musician's dream is put on hold by an accident, but she reconnects with an old family friend while recovering at home during the Christmas holiday. Image:  Crown Media Lucia Micarelli Is An Actual Violinist Before Jerry Seinfeld moved from stand-up comedy to the iconic sitcom, there were doubts whether a comedian could act.  Critics expected the show to flop.  Instead, it ran for nine seasons. Similarly, you may have been skeptical that a violinist with little acting experience could do justice to a Hallmark movie, but Lucia Micarelli pulled it off and held her own.   From the age of three, Micarelli was practicing dance, piano, and violin.  At age eleven, she was accepted into the prestigious pre-college division of Juilliard before switching to the Manhattan School of Music at age seventeen. Her musical talents brought great opportunities: She once toured with the Trans-Siberian orchestra as a featu

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