This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hallmark Hall of Fame. All opinions are 100% mine.

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Remember a couple of weeks ago I told you how excited I was to catch AWAY & BACK on the Hallmark Movie Channel? It stars one of my favorite actors: Jason Lee. Well, the premier has come and gone, but you can still catch one of the encore presentations if you missed it the first time around! I, of course, watched it the night it aired. I watch almost every Hallmark Hall of Fame movie.

Fall in Love with AWAY & BACK

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You’ll absolutely fall in love with AWAY & BACK, just like I did. In the movie, Jason Lee is Jack, a widower raising three kids- two boys and a little girl, Frankie. Minka Kelly plays Ginny Newson, an ornithologist (bird expert) who seems to relate to birds better than she does people. When a pair of rare swans move into the lake on Jack’s farm, Frankie becomes infatuated with them.

An accident claims the life of one of the swans and Frankie tries to rescue the eggs. In an attempt to learn everything she can about them, she calls Ginny, who rushes in to “save” the birds by taking the eggs away. At that moment, you’ll kind of dislike Ginny. Don’t judge her yet.

Fast-forward to after the birds are born. Ginny needs to return them to the lake to bond with their father, who, like Jack, is now a widower himself. She kind of just shows up and sets up her camper without even asking if it’s okay. Yes, you still kind of think “who does she think she is?” Thankfully, she starts to soften quite a bit…just as Jack hardens.

For the next bit of the movie, you’ll find yourself wondering why Jack is being such a sour puss! Don’t worry, soon you’ll get it. As the romance blooms, though, Jack comes to a sad realization: when the birds are gone, Ginny will be gone too. Or will she?

I don’t want to ruin anything for you, so you’re going to have to watch for yourself. AWAY & BACK has the romantic twists that you expect from a Hallmark movie, but it also has a lot more. It has adventure, humor and life lessons. Most of all, though, it’s just a really happy way to spend a cold winter night!

Tune in to one of the encore presentations of Hallmark Hall of Fame’s AWAY & BACK on Hallmark Channel this weekend:

  • Friday, 2/13 – 6 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, 2/14 – 4 p.m. ET

If you still miss the movie, you can purchase it on DVD from the Hallmark Hall of Fame store.

Hallmark AWAY & BACK Sweepstakes

Want a chance to win  a trip to a national park, or another location of your choice? Enter the AWAY & BACK Trailer – Share to Win Sweepstakes! Just watch the trailer, sign up for the contest and share it with your friends! That’s it! You’re entered for a chance to win $3,000 toward the cost of a vacation to a national park in the US, or another location of choice. Eight (8) additional winners will receive a copy of the movie AWAY & BACK. The sweepstakes ends o 2/28.

Have you seen AWAY & BACK? What is your favorite part of the movie? 

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