For several years now, Ron and I have watched almost every new Hallmark movie that comes out. We subscribe to the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries channel, and the Hallmark Drama channel. Recently we had the opportunity to preview the upcoming Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movie, Follow Your Heart, giving first love a second chance.
Follow Your Heart Synopsis
Kathy, an established travel writer, tells her manager that she is exhausted from all the traveling and is contemplating doing something new, maybe writing ‘poetry’. Right before her next trip, Kathy gets a call from her estranged younger sister Miriam, who lives in Amish Country, informing her about the death of their father. Kathy comes home to settle their dad’s affairs and her relationship with her sister. Kathy is reminded of her life before she leaves the Amish community, including her old love, Isaac. Will Kathy returns to her traveling lifestyle or will she stays to return to her roots?
Mom Maven’s Thoughts
We enjoyed the movie. It was different than a lot of Hallmark movies. Follow Your Heart didn’t follow the typical Hallmark movie formula, which was nice. We enjoyed going on the journey with Kathy, Miriam, and Isaac and not being able to guess what was going to happen next.
I have been a fan of Amish fiction for years so the fact that most of the movie takes place in Amish Country made me happy. Ron felt the movie was a little slow at points, I did not.
Follow Your Heart is a sweet story of forgiveness and love that is well told and well acted. The characters were believable and vulnerable, you feel like you know them, which, of course, get you more invested into the movie.
If you love a light romance with an Amish twist, mark your calendar or set your DVR for October 4, 2020 at 9pm EDT/8pm CDT on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.