A Ring by Spring (2014)


With a title that rhymes, the latest from Hallmark Channel has no choice but to be cute… right!?

Her past is full of unsuccessful relationships and disillusionment over her peers “allure” of the Romeo and Juliet bard and today, in her present, Caryn Briggs (Rachel Boston) is still a girl focused on one thing – the details especially in her business and in her personal life, she is again repeating that past. When her boyfriend dumps her because he wants a family and he doesn’t see Caryn as the kind of girl as the marrying type, Caryn begins to take to heart the destiny read to her by fortuneteller (Stephanie Powers) at a work event she attended – if she doesn’t have a ring by spring, Caryn will never marry!

Skeptical, Caryn sets about revisiting her past to find out what went wrong with her relationships and when a new client – CEO of a popular company, Tom (Kirby Morrow), shows interest in her, Caryn will have to change her cynical perspective on marriage if she’s ever to find her happy ending.

Ever since seeing her in a recurring role on a now-ended television show, I’ve liked the bubbly personality Rachel Boston brings to her roles and again in this wholesome romantic-comedy she brings another bout of sweet effervescence. Her character is an interesting one compared to most leading ladies in the rom-com and for that alone, I enjoyed the movie – I mean, come on! The girl likes British things (hello, British movies!) and she isn’t fond of Romeo & Juliet for which, really, I cannot fault her. Additionally being a girl who watches classic television, it was also cool to see Stephanie Powers (Hart to Hart) on screen again no matter how small the role. The friendship that blooms between Caryn and Tom is a fun relationship that’s kept more about finding commonalities than anything and for anyone seeking family-friendly entertainment, you couldn’t ask for anything better. See more
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