Monday, May 6, 2019

Sailing into Love - a Hallmark Channel "Countdown to Summer" Movie starring Leah Renee and Chris McNally!


Movie: Sailing into Love

Network: Hallmark Channel

Original Air Date: May 18, 2019


Leah Renee ... Claire
Chris McNally ... Tom
Fiona Vroom ... Christine
Garry Garneau ... Jason
Teagan Vincze ... Amber
Samantha Kendrick ... Bridget
Matt Hamilton ... First Mate Mick
Charlie Nesbitt ... Evan
Eric Gustafsson ... David
Derek Green ... Councilman Haines
Jillian Walchuk ... Samantha
Kayvon Khoshkam ... TJ the DJ
Sam Braun ... Jack
Jennifer Li ... Wendy
Jarrod Evanyshyn ... Mark
Fred Keating ... Captain Will
Ronald Patrick Thompson ... Surveyor
Tosca Baggoo ... Mayor Shoemaker
Robbe Hardnette ... Minister
Andrew Airlie ... Joseph
Giordana Venturi ... Betty


Storyline via Hallmark: Biology teacher Claire is a bridesmaid and conducts a class on Blue Island. Claire takes action when she learns her former boyfriend works for the developer building a resort on Blue Island.

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*images via: Hallmark Crown Media Family Networks
Credit: ©2019 Crown Media United States LLC/Photographer: David Owen Strongman


  1. I can't wait to see this one!

  2. Nice to see Leah Renee again! My girls and I love her in the book store movie and ice skater movie; we would love to see her in a Hallmark Christmas movie!

    1. Awe, I agree! It's been too long since we've seen Leah Renee on Hallmark!

      I also love her Hallmark movie - "Love by the Book" and her UP Christmas movie with Niall Matter - "Falling for Christmas."

      And... I happened to notice a fun fact: Leah's character's name is Claire in "Falling for Christmas" and in "Sailing into Love!"

      Blessings! Net

  3. Joyce in CarolinaTuesday, May 07, 2019

    Chris McNally is so drop dead gorgeous! That's all I got!

    1. Love it, Joyce! Watch out, Marc Blucas! LOL!!!

      I so agree... Chris is easy on the eyes! :)

    2. Joyce in CarolinaWednesday, June 05, 2019

      Love it! That's hilarious Net! Marc has some stiff competition, but he's still my fav!!

  4. Joyce in CarolinaTuesday, May 07, 2019 the new background!

  5. Loved this charmer with my fave HM leading man Chris McNally and Leah Renee. Everything was spot on!...the chemistry , the music and beautiful location. Does help that Chris McNally can fill out a Navy uniform looking very handsome!

    1. I agree Vee, it was charming! McNally is becoming very popular on HM Channel.

  6. This was a cute one! I also had flashbacks the second they called her Claire

    1. Me too, Amanda! I'm such a big fan of Falling for Christmas; they really need to put that movie on DVD! I just love Leah as Claire, the figure skater... especially when she meets Niall Matter, the ex-hockey player! :)

  7. Monette in ManilaWednesday, May 22, 2019

    This movie was a fresh take on a love story. Agree that Chris McNally just took the navy uniform to the next level. The schooner had a character of its own and shots of the sailing scenes were great. Love the ending scene.

    1. I absolutely agree, Monette! This one was, indeed, something truly special! :)

  8. Really loved this story.I was very happy to watch a movie where there was no lie to cause the conflict in the plot.The lighthouse is awesome and the scenery was beautiful.

    I wish for a repeat of Love by the Book now though ... :)

    1. I agree with you. Too bad we didn't get to see her wedding dress up close - did you see that train hanging off the schooner? Wow!

    2. I second your WOW, Namegirl... I thought that end scene was gorgeous - like a living painting or work of art -- with Leah in the gorgeous bridal gown (oh yes, I saw the beautiful wedding dress draped off the side of the boat in such a stunning fashion!) and Chris dressed in uniform. Again, it was all breathtaking!

  9. I loved this one! I thought I would and I did!:) The best of the summer ones for sure!

    Also, the song at the beginning is called, "It All Starts Now" by a Christian group called The Afters:)

    1. THIS. IS. AWESOME!!! So cool!!!

      Truly, this makes me love "Sailing into Love" even more - because I also love the Christian group, The Afters!

      I just checked and Amazon has "It All Starts Now" listed as a new release from their latest Album, Fear No More! You can listen to a clip of it there too! It was just released May 31st!

      Thank you, Thank you... so much for sharing this info with us! Going back to listen now! :)

  10. I agree the music in this one was pretty awesome and I've since become a fan of Christian musos The Afters and Drew and Ellie Holcomb after hearing their beautiful songs in the movie. Judging by the poll on Net's Best Summer movie , it looks like Sailing into Love is a hands down fan favourite and rightly so. Once in a while HM just produces a gem among its usual fare. It did help that everything else was spot on ...the storyline, beautiful location, music, believable chemistry between very pleasing to tbe eye leads and a schooner that deserved it own credit😎 well done HM on Sailing into Love😍😍


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