Here is everything coming to Hallmark Movies Now in May 2023.
‘Heartland’ Season 15 – A multi-generational saga set in Alberta, Canada and centered on a family getting through life together in both happy and trying times.
A Royal Runaway Romance – Just as Princess Amelia (Northeast) of Bundbury is preparing to take over as Queen once her mother Ava (Redmond) steps down in a year, she finds herself falling for Wes (Anthony) the American artist commissioned to paint her royal portrait. The Queen makes it clear that she doesn’t think Wes is the right match for Amelia, so when the artist returns home to Chicago, Amelia devises another reason to travel the states – her Uncle Andreas’ (Gale) upcoming birthday. It’s the perfect plan…except that Andreas’ Beverly Hills home is nowhere near Chicago, and Wes isn’t able to meet her there. Complicating matters further, her mother insists on traveling with her and confiscates her passport, making a quick flight to Chicago impossible. And perhaps the biggest hurdle is when Amelia learns that Grady (Daughtery), Andreas’ trusted bodyguard, is now assigned to stay with her at all times. Not easily deterred from her plans to see Wes, Amelia decides to “borrow” Grady’s car to drive to Chicago. When the handsome bodyguard catches onto her plan and tells her uncle, Andreas agrees to help Amelia on one condition – Grady must go with her. Heading out with Grady in Andreas’ classic convertible, America-obsessed Amelia gets the cross-country trip she’d always dreamed of – and perhaps her last chance to be free before assuming the responsibilities of being Queen. Along the way, Amelia and Grady open up to each other and find that they have more in common and more fun together than either expected. With every state line they cross, each will learn that in road trips and romance, the destination is less important than the journey and the person you share it with.
Nature of Love – Bookish city girl Katie Ryan (Ullerup) gets her big break writing a magazine feature, spending a week incognito at a luxury glamping resort with all the perks: Wi-Fi, electricity, an ensuite bathroom – even a dedicated camp butler. She’s far from sporty but sets out to face her fears as she tries the camp’s activities, with help from Will Martin (Russell), a rugged outdoorsman renowned for his travel adventures. Though Katie is at first intimidated by her lack of outdoor experience, Will enjoys helping people try new things and is a patient guide. Sharing a week of adventures including bird watching, horseback riding and zip lining, they grow closer – but Katie can’t help but wonder about Will’s connection with beautiful, outdoorsy Olivia Barry (Boyes), whose family owns the property. It also doesn’t help that Katie must keep her real job a secret from Will, who is wary journalists after a previous bad experience. When Katie’s boss changes her story’s focus to “mountain man” Will, Katie is at a crossroads – does she follow her professional dreams and deliver the story her boss wants, or does she risk her growing career to take a chance on love?
Just One Kiss – Mia (Rodriguez) is a college literature professor starting a new chapter with her 11-year-old daughter Rosie (Cooper) as her marriage is coming to an end. Tony (Fontana), a happy bachelor, is a popular headliner in a Manhattan supper club whose smooth renditions of timeless standards have gained him loyal fans. One day, Mia’s mother Marlene (Douglas) and Tony’s mother Sofia (Turturro) witness their daughter and son’s chance encounter at a showing of a classic, black-and-white movie at the local theater and start to hatch a plan. The matriarchs decide to join forces for a little matchmaking, even cleverly orchestrating Mia’s move into an apartment in Tony’s building so they can continue to run into each other. Rosie bonds with Tony’s niece Isabella (Rose) and as the four of them spend time together, Mia and Tony grow close. Complicating matters are Mia’s soon-to-be ex-husband, who isn’t ready to exit just yet. Each of them is still recovering from past heartbreak, but it could be that just one kiss will lead them down the path to happily ever after.
A Brush With Love – Jamie Spellman (Kebbel) struggles to balance her dream of painting with the reality of such a difficult career choice but plans to expand her kids’ art school with the help of her dad. When she is selected to exhibit in a big art festival, however, her desire to paint is reawakened. Her dream of finding the perfect man is also about to become a reality, when Jamie is courted by a handsome businessman, and must choose between him and Max Hughes (Bateman), her best friend’s annoying brother who is all grown up now and professes his heretofore unspoken and abiding love for her.
Nikki & Nora: Sister Sleuths – After 10 years of estrangement, fraternal twin sisters Nikki (King) and Nora (Fish) Sullivan are reunited when they inherit a small private detective agency. Nora is a successful lawyer at a high-profile Chicago law firm on track to make partner and Nikki is a streetwise, struggling actress who can barely pay her rent every month. Nikki, always in need of cash, wants to liquidate the detective agency immediately but before she can persuade her sister, they stumble upon the dead body of the lead counsel in Nora’s law firm. Sensing an opportunity for impromptu undercover work, Nikki agrees to join forces to find the killer. Utilizing their local connections, the sisters struggle to stay one step ahead of Chicago police detective Scott Evans (Attar). Hoping to start a romantic relationship with Nora, patrol officer Robby Watts (Smith) uses his insider police department connections to help the sisters with the case. As Nikki and Nora are pulled deeper into the murder mystery, they realize that their twin sister connection gives them a unique advantage and a real knack for solving mysteries.
Love at First Bark – After helping to design some of the most renowned buildings throughout Portland, interior designer Julia Galvins (Kramer) ventures out on her own, trying to land new business. Now working from home, she adopts a dog, King – an adorable lab-mix – who chooses her over everyone else at the local pet fair. While getting used to each other and believing in a “lead with love” approach, Julia can’t figure out why King doesn’t respond to basic commands and recognizes she needs some basic dog training skills. She reluctantly signs up for a few sessions taught by expert (and handsome) dog trainer Owen Michaels (McGarry) at his dog training school, and he tries showing Julia how she needs to believe that she is the one in control so that King will feel that as well.
Where Your Heart Belongs – Mackenzie Sullivan (Lilley) is a New-York based marketing executive who is struggling to keep her high-profile clients that are migrating to an up-and-coming influencer. When her best friend Olivia (Morrison) announces she’s moving up her wedding date and now plans to get married in just two weeks, she asks Mackenzie to go back with her to their small, rural hometown and help with the plans. Only glitch is she’ll be working side-by-side with Olivia’s cousin Dylan (Russell), whom she used to date. While there, she learns the hard way that the love and support of family and true friends means more than she imagined.
Once Upon A Prince – Landscape architect Susanna (Park) just found out her boyfriend isn’t ready to settle down and now she’s stranded with a flat tire and no jack. But lucky for her handsome Nate (Keltz), complete with a British accent, pulls up. While he’s never changed a tire, she has, and as they work together under the “Lover’s Oak” she finds out he works in public relations in a country called Cambria. What Nate doesn’t mention is he’s actually Prince Nathaniel and about to be crowned King Nathaniel. Though there’s a spark between them, he must find a Cambrian bride. Nevertheless, the two fall for each other and their intimacy is caught on film. His secret out, a sad prince must leave his sweet Susanna behind and head home to appease his mother. Determined to prove her son’s “American” can’t handle royal life, the Queen arranges for her to apprentice with a landscape architect in Cambria but her plan backfires when the two grow even closer. Telling Susanna if she loves her son, she’ll let him go, the Queen leaves Nate’s American sweetheart with a painful choice. Distraught when Susanna suddenly disappears during his coronation, Nate confronts his mother, explaining his love for his country and Susanna are both equally true. Now he must find a way to be Susanna’s Prince Charming as well as Cambria’s loyal King.
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