Thursday, November 8, 2018


by Karen Rose Smith

The other evening, my husband and I were searching for a good movie to watch on the UP tv family network.  Surprisingly, we found on the cable guide that the movie that was made into a 2017 movie based on one of my books was again on the network's schedule of holiday movies for the Christmas season.  Needless to say, I was super excited.  Having my Harlequin romance HIS COUNTRY CINDERELLA made into a movie by Brain Power was a dream come true. The dream continues this year as we were able to watch my story on screen once again. The DVD is also still on sale on Amazon and at WalMart.

When a book is made into a movie, it doesn't necessarily follow the story exactly as it was written.  My hero and heroine have the same qualities that 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 on TV!)  Zane is still a country singer.  Several scenes are similar to those in the book.  However, this wasn't a holiday book and now it is.  I love that because Christmas stories have that extra sparkle. 

Of course, I googled the actors and actresses and found they had many credits.  Greyson Holt is a Canadian actor, known for his role as Ray Prager Jr. in the TV series Durham County, as Emerson Hauser in the Fox series Alcatraz, and as Clayton Danvers in Space series Bitten.

Bea Santos is Jeannette, a single mom who acted in Murdoch Mysteries (2008) and Coconut Hero (2015) as well as Stockholm (2018).

Greg Vaughan who plays Billy, Zane's brother, was born in Texas.  He has acted in Malibu Shores and Beverly Hills 90210.  He has played Dan Gordon as Charmed, as well as Diego on The Young and the Restless, the role of Lucky Spencer on General Hospital and guest roles on Will and Grace.

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 Canada where the weather even cooperated and snowed at the proper time!

Below is a 2018 schedule of when A VERY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS will appear once again on the network as well as the trailer for the movie.

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