‘Love And Sunshine’: Watch Hallmark Summer Nights Movie Charms With Golden Retriever


Love and Sunshine comes to the Hallmark channel as an all-original movie. Starring Danica McKellar and Mark Deklin, Love and Sunshine, a Summer Nights Hallmark movie, introduces us to garden and animal caretaker Ally Craig and handsome soldier Jake Terry. They bond over a pretty dog named Sunshine. Love and Sunshine is directed by Ellie Kanner and written by Bart Baker & Glenn Rabney.


Love and Sunshine Movie on Hallmark Channel Synopsis

Ally loves two things: gardens and animals. And for the past two years, she has been the foster mother to Sunshine, a gorgeous Golden Retriever, and retired service dog. In between planting flowers, she cares for Sunshine while his owner, Jake, is away on active duty in the military. Due home in a few days, Jake’s looking forward to seeing his doggy pal Sunshine again.


With Jake returning, Ally has to get her feelings in check. Sunshine has brought joy and comfort into her life since she was dumped by her heartless boyfriend, Ben. After reuniting with Sunshine, Jake sees that Ally is very much attached to him, so he suggests Sunshine and Ally make a gradual transition to make the separation easier. As they take a stroll alongside a peaceful lake, Ally confides in Jake about her recent break-up. Jake understands the pain all too well because his girlfriend, Donna, also broke up with him while he was serving his country.

Later, Donna has a change of heart and tries to seduce Jake back into a relationship with her. But upon seeing the chemistry Ally has with Sunshine and Jake, Donna realizes she’s the third wheel. Soon, sparks fly under the moonlight as Jake and Ally share a kiss. Will the fireworks show bring Sunshine, Jake, and Ally together? Or will Jake’s return to Afghanistan for active duty tear them apart forever?



[image via Hallmark Channel Photographer: Ryan Plummer/with permission]

Filmed in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Love, and Sunshine: Summer Nights is produced by Front Street Pictures Inc and is executive produced by Joey Plager with Charles Cooper listed as producer.

It’s almost the end of lemon-aid stands, crickets, and summer nights. But you can still watch the movie Love and Sunshine this Saturday, August 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on the Hallmark Channel.


[Hallmark Channel Photographer: Ryan Plummer/with permission]

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