Copyright 2017 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: Bettina Strauss
Premieres Sunday, November 19 at 9 PM ET/PT
on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
For the past two years, single mom Willa Fairchild (Autumn Reeser) has confronted a mother’s worst nightmare as her son Scout (Liam Hughes) battled a life-threatening illness. Despite the ongoing struggle to make ends meet as a healthcare worker, Willa has made a cheerful, if tiny, home for her boy and herself in Minneapolis. Putting her own life on hold, she has focused on her son and her patients, to whom she is not only a nurse but a kind, sensitive confidante.
Now thanks to an experimental medical procedure, Scout is about to enjoy his favorite holiday, Christmas, with a clean bill of health and permission to run and play outside like any other 10-year-old boy. His exuberance delights Willa’s patient Greg Conrad (Bruce Dawson), who entrances the boy with his memories of magical childhood Christmases at a place called Bramble House in Oregon. As Scout helps him decorate the Christmas tree, Greg is reminded of happy times with the son and daughter he left without explanation many years ago. Willa gently encourages him to reach out to his son and daughter, now adults.
Willa has no way of knowing whether Greg made those calls in the days before his death. And she is stunned to receive a copy of Greg’s will naming her as a beneficiary, accompanied by his handwritten note urging Willa to seize the same chance for a fresh life that her son now has. There is a monetary bequest equal to Scout’s outstanding medical bills and a second, deeply personal gift: a Christmas vacation at Bramble House.
While settling his father’s estate, Finn Conrad becomes suspicious as to why the man left a nurse $50,000. His dad knew her for less than two months before he died. Just before Christmas, Finn wants what to reclaim what he considers his family’s money, going undercover to investigate the bed and breakfast the nurse has recently taken over. When Finn meets Willa, he discovers she’s not a conniving gold digger at all, but a woman in need who put the money to good use. When she discovers his true identity, will it keep Willa from ever trusting him again?