CUPCAKES AND CARDIOLOGY BECOME A RECIPE FOR LOVE IN ‘THE SWEETEST HEART,’ A NEW, ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERING MARCH 17, ON HALLMARK CHANNEL
Julie Gonzalo and Chris McNally Star in First of Four Consecutive, Original Movie Premieres as Part of the Network’s “Spring Fever” Programming Event
STUDIO CITY, CA — February 15, 2018 – Julie Gonzalo (“Falling for Vermont,” “Dallas”) and Chris McNally (“Altered Carbon”) star in “The Sweetest Heart,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, March 17 (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel, kicking off the network’s annual “Spring Fever” programming event, featuring an irresistible lineup of romantic, original movie premieres celebrating the hope of the spring season. Ten years after their long-distance relationship ended, high school sweethearts Maddie (Gonzalo) and Nate (McNally) reconnect when Nate, who is now a cardiologist, returns to their hometown to lecture at the hospital. Still hurt from their breakup, cupcake shop owner Maddie tries to avoid him while keeping her focus on securing funding to expand her shop with dedicated employee Chloe (Andrea Brooks, “When Calls the Heart”). With Nate’s persistence, they eventually form a friendship and he helps her with the shop to make amends for past behavior. Maddie’s friend Sarah (Tammy Gillis, “Siren”) encourages her to date her business manager Alex (Victor Zinck Jr., “Motive”) but Maddie’s heart ultimately lies with Nate. Just as Maddie and Nate rekindle their romance, though, Nate learns that a career opportunity awaits him in Boston. Devastated to lose Nate again, and unwilling to walk away from the life she’s built in her cherished home town, Maddie returns the promise ring he gave her long ago and prepares for the grand reopening of her shop. When he arrives in Boston, Nate quickly realizes how much he left behind and must decide if his future lies in the city with work or in his hometown with Maddie. “The Sweetest Heart” is a Heart’s Desire Films Inc. production. Marcy Gross, Ann Weston and Howard Braunstein are executive producers. Dawn Knight is supervising producer. Christian Bruyere serves as producer. Steven R. Monroe directed from a screenplay by Joyce Brotman and Nicole Baxter, based on the book Heart’s Desire by Catherine Lanigan.