I couldn't be more excited. When my editor at Harlequin told me that Brain Power producers had bought His Country Cinderella to make into a movie, A VERY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, I couldn't believe it. This was a dream come true. During my entire twenty-five year career, I have dreamed of seeing my hero and heroine on the screen. At first we didn't know if the project would go forward. But then I received the script.
When a book is made into a movie, it's not exactly the same. My hero and heroine have the same qualities they did in the book--compassion, integrity, and the ability to fall in love. Jeannette, who is a single mom, has a little girl instead of a little boy. (I think girls play better!) Zane is still a country singer. Several scenes are similar to the book's scenes. However, this wasn't a holiday book and now it is. And I love that because Christmas stories have that extra sparkle.
Bea Santos is Jeannette, a single mom who acted in Murdoch Mysteries (2008) and Coconut Hero (2015), as well as Stockholm (2018).
Michelle Morgan who plays Zane's agent in the movie, is a favorite actress of mine best known from the Heartland series.
Deanna Carter is a country singer. She plays Jolene, a good friend to Zane and Jeannette. Her voice brings Christmas magic to the movie.
The movie was shot in beautiful Alberta where the weather even cooperated and snowed at the proper time!
Dreams do come true!!!