Karen Kingsbury‘s A Time To Dance – Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie.
Original Air Date: May 15, 2016
A Time to Dance follows the bittersweet story of longtime couple John and Abby, whose separation is postponed when they find out their daughter is getting married. Determined not to spoil their daughter’s big moment, they secretly put their plans on hold only to have the wedding planning process draw them back together.
The film tells the story of Abby (Jennie Garth) and John (Dan Payne) Reynolds, a married couple who have been together since their days as high school sweethearts — when John was a football hero and Abby dreamed of becoming a writer. Now in their forties, Abby is a restaurant critic for a local newspaper and John is a football coach at their son’s high school. Though their seemingly perfect marriage is the envy of their peers, the truth is that they have fallen out of love, and plan to announce their impending divorce during their daughter Nicole’s upcoming college break. But John and Abby’s plan takes a turn when an elated Nicole surprises them with an announcement that she has gotten engaged. Not wanting to put a damper on Nicole’s cherished event, John and Abby agree to wait until after her wedding to tell her about their divorce. With the clock ticking and John and Abby helping Nicole prepare for her wedding day, they may have one last chance to again find their love.
Words from the Author (Karen Kingsbury)
How is your marriage doing? Is your love growing with every year?
In #ATimetoDance, John and Abby are ready to call it quits. But is it ever too late to love?
They’re the perfect couple—envied by their friends, cherished by their children, admired by their peers. But John and Abby Reynolds know they’re just pretending to be happy. In fact, they’re waiting for the right time to tell the kids they’re going to divorce.
But at the family meeting where they plan to tell their children, their daughter shares a surprise of her own: she’s getting married. How can they spoil her joy with their announcement? They can pretend a little longer—until after the wedding.
But questions begin to haunt them as the date draws nearer. What happened to the love and commitment that held them together for so long? Is it still there somewhere under all the pain and misunderstanding? And is it still possible, alone in the moonlight on an old wooden pier, to once more find … a time to dance?
A TIME TO DANCE is about the resiliency of love, the power of commitment, and the amazing faithfulness of God.