"Away & Back," A Hallmark Hall of Fame World Premiere

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21 January 2015
Away and Back
Minka Kelly, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Photo Credit: Copyright 2014 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Erik Heinila
"Away & Back"
A Hallmark Hall of Fame World Premiere
Sunday, January 25 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)

Starring: Jason Lee, Minka Kelly
         When swans make their home on the Peterson farm, it’s love at first sight for Jack's 10-year-old daughter Frankie. A mother swan perishes, after laying several eggs. It’s not clear baby swans (called cygnets) will emerge from the eggs, and survive. That’s when Frankie gets involved. She’s determined to rescue the eggs and then nurture the struggling cygnets. Jack is torn between encouraging Frankie’s humanitarian impulse and putting a damper on the girl’s life?saving instinct. What will happen if the eggs don's stay viable, or the motherless cygnets don’t survive? Jack fears this devastating loss of life would be devastating for Frankie who has already experienced the loss of her own mother.
          But along comes no-nonsense ornithologist Ginny Newsom, who rushes in to “save” the majestic birds.  For Frankie’s dad, it’s dislike at first sight when he encounters pushy, know-it-all Ginny.  Frankie and her brothers are anything but neutral observers as they watch the initial hostility between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny transform into something else.  Could that be romance in the air?
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