Midville newcomer and Iraq War widow, Dorie
Fitzgerald, despises the frigid Adirondack wasteland
that has now become her home. After twenty failed
job interviews, she questions the wisdom of moving to
be near her parents. Her latest rejection for a clerk’s
position at Bargains Galore sets her nerves on edge.
Dorie’s faith has been a composite of expectations,
first those of her parents, then later her husband’s.
She wonders what a faith of her own would look like.
Desperate for the towns acceptance, she joins the
local Community Theater, in production for It’s a
Jamey Sullivan has put his professional life on hold in
order to run the family business and help his ailing
father. He signs on for Midville’s production of It’s a
Wonderful Life, although he hopes to receive a
Broadway casting call any day now. Civic minded,
Jamey is a Boy Scout leader, Sunday School teacher,
and baseball coach. Helping people is a natural
extension of his friendly nature, something he inherited
from Pop in addition to the family business.
When Dorie and Jamey meet, they are instantly
attracted to one another. However, ambition,
demanding children, and a romantic rival threaten to
squash their growing love for one another.