Premieres on Thanksgiving Evening at 8PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
Kim Rossi (Alicia Witt) is an aspiring romance novelist with dreams of becoming published. When Kim’s boyfriend Garth (Casey Manderson) dumps her citing his need to seriously focus on his writing and wanting someone who seriously focuses on theirs, Kim decides to do something bold: she courageously faces her fear of criticism by signing up for a week-long, winter romance novelist writer’s conference in beautiful, majestic Vermont. Kim is beyond excited: not only will publishers and agents read her raw manuscript, there is a contest where the winner is awarded a meeting with her literary idol: the famous and enigmatic romance novelist H.T. Cowell.
While waiting to check into the beautiful, snow covered Mistletoe Inn, Kim meets Zeke (David Alpay), a handsome and fellow aspiring writer whose luggage collides with hers, making for an awkward introduction. They bump into each other again as next-door neighbors checking into their respective rooms and again at the first cocktail mixer, where after some small talk, Kim turns around to find her ex, Garth, standing there wondering why she, of all people, would be at a writer’s conference. Garth tells her to lower her expectations, declaring he will win this contest. She readily accepts his challenge, wanting to prove him wrong for not believing in her.
During the conference, Kim attends several workshops where she is paired up with Zeke – who seems to know quite a bit about romance writing. During an evening stroll through the decorated streets, they share a heartfelt talk, which turns into a playful snowball fight and there is a charged moment between them. She begins to trust him, allowing him to read her entire rough manuscript. He tells her it’s solid, but needs perspective. Kim eventually realizes that the only person needed to believe in herself is her, and along the way also open up her heart for unexpected love.