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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

๐Ÿ”Ž Candace Cameron Bure to Star in the Great American Family Mystery Movie: "The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker" ๐Ÿ”Ž SEE HERE:

Wonderful News, Sleuthers! Great American Media Announces their inaugural Great American Mysteries movie launch starring Candace Cameron Bure! Her co-star is Aaron Ashmore, who you may recognize from Cider and Sunsets and Santa Squad.

Get the full scoop on this new mystery in the press release below...

Great American Media Press Release:




NEW YORK, NY – February 27, 2024 – Great American Family, the home of quality content celebrating family, faith, and country, announced it will soon launch GREAT AMERICAN MYSTERIES, mystery movie franchises which star some of the network’s most beloved talent. Great American Family announced the first movie in Great American Mysteries inaugural launch is, “The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker,” starring Candace Cameron Bure (“Aurora Teagarden Mysteries,” “My Christmas Hero”) and Aaron Ashmore (“Ginny & Georgia”). “The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker” is adapted from bestselling novelist Candace Havens’ book of the same name. Great American Mysteries is the new home for a variety of thrilling whodunnits featuring beloved Great American Family stars and the network will announce more new original mystery movie series in the next few weeks.

“We are thrilled to be in the business of telling fun, light-hearted stories featuring great characters, strong stories and a fun side of the mystery genre that fits perfectly with our licensed series strategy,” said Bill Abbott, President & CEO, Great American Media. “Our cozy mysteries are crafted in the heritage of the classic storytelling that has evolved since Agatha Christie coined the term in the 1930s and set the stage for one of the most popular genres of entertainment,” Abbott concluded.

In “The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker” Ainsley McGregor (Bure) a former Chicago criminologist returns to her hometown of Sweet River, Texas. She has chosen to trade full-time crime work to open Bless Your Arts, a market for artisans to sell crafts and wares. But Ainsley cannot deny her first love is crime solving and accepts a position teaching a criminology class at the local community college. Her skills quickly become a major asset to the quaint town, when a murder occurs at a winery owned by her friend, who now stands accused of the crime. The Sweet River Sheriff, who just happens to be Ainsley’s brother, Ryan, wants her to stay out of the investigation. But Ainsley knows the pieces of this puzzle do not fit. To help her friend and with the unexpected assistance from some goodhearted local busybodies – Ainsley McGregor is back on the case.

“There’s nothing more exciting for me than being back in the cozy mystery genre. Mysteries are so fun to watch and to try to solve. I hope our faithful fans and audiences fall in love with the townspeople of Sweet River, Texas and Ainsley McGregor’s keen eye for solving mysteries. In this next-level mystery series, the family dynamics and developing relationships alone should keep you coming back for more!” added Candace Cameron Bure, CEO of Candy Rock Entertainment.

“The Ainsley McGregor Mysteries: A Case for the Winemaker” is a Syrup Studios production in association with Candy Rock Entertainment. Costa Vassos serves as Producer and Martin Wood directs a screenplay adapted by Jim Head based on the Candace Havens book of the same name. Executive producers include Candace Cameron Bure, Ford Englerth, Jeffery Brooks, Eric Jarboe, Holly A. Hines, Gerald Webb, Martin Wood, Jim Head, and Trevor McWhinney. Supervising producers include Catherine Kretz and Michael Shepard with Jonathan Shore and Doran S. Chandler serving as Associate producers.


Great American Family is America’s premiere destination for quality family-friendly programming, including original holiday movies, rom-coms and fan-favorite series that celebrate faith, family and country. Great American Family is home to year-round seasonal celebrations including Great American Christmas, the network’s signature franchise featuring holiday themed movies and specials. Founded in 2021, Great American Family is part of the Great American Media portfolio of brands. Follow Great American Family on Twitter: @GAfamilyTV Facebook: @GAfamilytv Instagram: @greatamericanfamily


Candy Rock Enterprises is a joint venture between award winning actress, producer and New York Times best selling author Candace Cameron Bure and the full-service development and execution team behind Redrock Entertainment, Ford Englerth and Jeffery Brooks. Candy Rock’s Entertainment division develops, produces, and distributes television projects, lifestyle programming and feature length films with an emphasis on family-friendly content. Instagram: @CandyRock.Entertainment


Syrup Studios is a Canadian deficit-financing studio focused on exceptional films, series, and international co-productions for global audiences. Syrup’s highly tailored approach to developing, financing, producing, and distributing content through entrepreneurial business models brings each compelling story to life.


Pam Slay
Network Program Publicity

**************End of Press Release**************

I'm truly delighted to finally share the details of this movie! Congrats to GFAM on their first mystery franchise. I can't wait to see Candace Cameron Bure return to mystery solving. I always loved watching her in the Aurora Teagarden Mystery series, and I'm ecstatic that the network will be announcing even more new original mystery movie series in the next few weeks! It is such an exciting time at Great American Family!

Happy Sleuthing!
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๐ŸŒผ Hallmark Channel's *Spring Into Love* April Movies + "When Calls the Heart" Season 11 ๐ŸŒผ SEE HERE:

Hallmark Channel's new *Spring Into Love* Promo reveals more movies coming to the channel this April, along with the 11th season of When Calls the Heart!


Blind Date Book Club

Premiere Date: April 6, 2024

Starring: Erin Krakow and Robert Buckley

Storyline via Hallmark: A bookstore owner finds love and direction in life after agreeing to review a famous author’s new novel in her blind-date-with-a-book club.


When Calls the Heart - Season 11

Premiere Date: April 7, 2024

Storyline: In season 11 of “When Calls the Heart,” schoolteacher Elizabeth Thornton embarks on a fresh start – with new romance, new challenges, and new style. She and Mountie Nathan Grant navigate their growing romantic feelings while also leaning on each other for support as they face new parenting obstacles. Newly elected Governor Lucas Bouchard must confront his past in order to embrace his strengths and lead Hope Valley into the future. Retired Mountie Bill Avery and newspaper reporter Rosemary Coulter team up to unravel a mystery putting their entire community at risk. This season explores renewal, redemption, and of course romance as Hope Valley enters the 1920’s.


The Hunt for Love

Premiere Date: April ?, 2024

Starring: Natasha Burnett and Viv Leacock

Storyline via Leading Distribution Partners: When London-based antiques expert Amelia Scott (Natasha Burnett, When Calls the Heart) catches the trail of the long-lost antique locket associated with a famous love story, she rushes across the pond to small town Massachusetts where she bumps up against local Sheriff Marcus Forrest (Viv Leacock, When Calls the Heart). Together they find the locket and the truth of the past, and with that Amelia finds the inspiration to follow her heart, both in life and love.


A Change in Heart (working title)

Premiere Date: April ?, 2024

Starring: Stephanie Bennett and Dan Jeannotte

Storyline via Vortex Productions: Accomplished travel TV show host Alicia Heart seemingly has the perfect life, with a successful career and a perfect fiancรฉ, Marshall. But when she’s hounded by her best friend Kelsey to come home for the 50th anniversary of their town’s Cupid Ball, Alicia reluctantly agrees - even though she’s still haunted by the rejection of her high school boyfriend Connor’s proposal ten years prior. While shopping for a gift for Kelsey’s daughter, Alicia is gifted a spellbinding hourglass necklace by a mysterious vendor named Moira but has yet to discover its powers.

When Alicia unexpectedly faints at the Cupid’s Ball, she finally figures out the mystery behind the necklace. Moira tells her that the pendant provides its wearer with the opportunity to revisit a moment from their past, and see what life would be like if she chose differently. When Alicia accepts Connor’s proposal, she rewrites the events of her life and wakes up in an entirely new reality - but with a few elements missing, namely her new fiance! She must figure out which choices lead her in the right direction as guided by the hourglass, and if the sands stop, she will be stuck in her alternate reality forever.

While Alicia and Connor rekindle their romance and she follows the flow of the hourglass’ sands, she questions which of her two lives she prefers. And when Marshall comes into town, threatening to tear down the beloved local bridge, she is thrown for a loop even more when the hourglass suddenly stops upon his arrival. As the sands of the hourglass slowly dissipate, Alicia must choose the right path before they run out, or she will be trapped forever.


Unknown Movie Title

Premiere Date: April ?, 2024

Starring: Sarah Drew & Juan Pablo Di Pace


I hope you see a movie above that you'll enjoy in April!

You can also *click here* to see the *Spring Into Love* movies premiering in March.

Blessings to you all this Spring!

๐ŸŽ„ Great American Family Shares Jill Wagner's 2024 Christmas Movie Co-star ๐ŸŒŸ SEE HERE:

Did you catch it? During the premiere of County Rescue on Great American Family, as the program came back from one of the commercial breaks, it was announced quietly at the bottom of the screen...

"All New Movie Starring Jill Wagner and Jesse Hutch 
Coming to Great American Christmas 2024!"

I screen-grabbed the image below...

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As soon as I read the news at the bottom of the screen, I gave a little shout of excitement and made sure everyone else watching the show - saw it, too! I had a hunch these two were filming a Christmas movie together, but it was great to see GFAM announce it officially!

After that little interruption, I had to go back and rewind to catch the dialogue we missed. (What an incredible, powerful, emotional show, by the way! I think County Rescue will be a phenomenal hit and really draw viewers to Great American Family!)

As for Jill Wagner and Jesse Hutch, I am truly thrilled these two will be teaming up in an all-new Great American Family Christmas movie! With their expressive personalities and heartfelt sincerity, I think Jill and Jesse will be a terrific pairing on screen!

Now, as I write this, Great American Family has not shared their Christmas movie title details yet; however, I have learned that Jesse Hutch is starring in a movie titled Aurora Christmas! And, NO, in case you are wondering, it doesn't have anything to do with the Aurora Teagarden Mysteries.

Synopsis for Aurora Christmas: "An author visiting a small town over Christmas is shown the area's stunning vistas and Northern Lights by a handsome local guide." (The Aurora in the title refers to the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights!)

So... this could potentially be Jill's and Jesse's Christmas movie together! Stay tuned for any additional updates and announcements!

May your day be Merry & Bright!

Christmas Miracle for Daisy (DVD)
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✝๐ŸŒผ Count Your Blessings This Easter...

Happy day, my friends!
Easter's on it's way!

Fill your Easter Baskets with inspirational gifts, including Hallmark's The Blessing Bracelet, which is officially released today (February 27, 2024) on DVD! This is a heartwarming, faith-filled Day Spring production set at Eastertime. The movie is based on the true story of Dawn Sprong, whose blessing bracelets have inspired many to count their blessings every day of the year!

Along with The Blessing Bracelet movie, I have even more Easter gift ideas to fill your Easter baskets with Spring-themed and faith-based goodies - for Easter Sunday, March 31st!

Easter gifts featured above:

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๐ŸŒผCross Necklace for Him

๐ŸŒผCross Necklace for Her

๐ŸŒผEaster Kitchen Towels, He is Risen

๐ŸŒผThe Blessing Bracelet DVD / or Stream via Prime Video

๐ŸŒผBlessing Bracelet for Her - White Crystal Pearls

๐ŸŒผBlessing Bracelet for Her - White Pearl and Gold with Cross Charm

๐ŸŒผMens Adjustable Cross Stainless Steel Mesh Chain Bracelet

๐ŸŒผWood Sign - Easter Blessings by Simply Said, INC

๐ŸŒผFamily Life Resurrection Eggs — 12 Piece Easter Eggs Set with Booklet & Religious Figurines — Tells the Story of Easter

๐ŸŒผAssorted Easter Basket Candy - Currently Amazon's #1 Best Seller in Chocolate Candy Assortment Boxes

๐ŸŒผTulips Arrangement Bouquet - Artificial Flowers - click to see more colors!

๐ŸŒผAmazon also offers fresh-cut real tulips - *see here*

๐ŸŒผPraying Lamb Plush Toy - optional in pink or blue for girls and boys

We are nearly one month away from Easter Sunday now. I pray you all will have a blessed season of Lent as we prepare to celebrate Resurrection Sunday!

God's Blessings to you all,

Monday, February 26, 2024

๐ŸšจTV ALERT๐Ÿšจ - "County Rescue" Premieres Tonight on Great American Family ๐ŸŽฌ SEE HERE:

Alert all of your family and friends to tune in for the first episode of "County Rescue" TONIGHT, Monday, February 26th, on Great American Family at 8pm/7c.!

Episode 1 ∙ Pilot

Dani (Julia Reilly) answers a personal calling to become an EMT at County Rescue where she meets Tim (Riley Hough) who is also a new probationary. The pair meet Chief Scotty (Tim Perez-Ross) who lets them know unexpected budget cuts will only allow him to hire one new EMT and that he will make his decision at the end of the probationary period. The only other wrinkle is the Fire Chief’s son, Griffin (Keller Fornes) is also a contender for the open job and is confident he will be the hire. At home, Dani seeks support from her family who have some skepticism she will stick with her calling.

We can expect to see plenty of emotion, faith, and heart in this series that focuses on the selfless act of caring for others.

I received an invitation to see the early screening of County Rescue, but unfortunately, I was not able to attend.

However, I did want to share some reviews from viewers who did attend the early digital screening...



"I thoroughly enjoyed watching the sneak peek last night. #CountyRescue is a winner right out of the gate!" ~Beth P.


"The virtual screening of #countyrescue was so fun! I hope @GAfamilyTV can plan more events like this in the future. I know I am going to love this series after watching episode 1. Great acting-exciting storylines-and faith based!! #greatamericanfamily just keeps getting better!" ~blessedgigi23


"Infused with camaraderie, peppered with humor, and connected with a throughline of good intentions, "CR" has all the makings of a hit with its chemistry-linked stellar ensemble players at its helm bringing to life well-meaning scripts. GAM/GAF should be commended for bringing such wholesome faith-based, #family-friendly programming (of modern times, unlike that of Hallmark Channel's popular tame, faith-like yesteryear period series "When Calls the Heart") to screens." (See full review here) ~Chris Buono


"I was able to watch the screening of the 1st episode of #CountyRescue tonight. When it premieres, BE SURE TO WATCH IT! Great ensemble cast, heart pounding scenes, emotional & 100% faith-filled! I’m looking forward to the entire 1st season & already hoping for a 2nd!" ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŽฌ ~CattLovesMovies


Please be sure to share your review of this first episode in comments below.

Enjoy the premiere!