#CourageToSoar , #HerStolenPast, and more – TV Reviews

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The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar – Review

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes

The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar

After going from home to foster care and back, Simone and her sister Adria are adopted by Nellie and Ron Biles.  She has always loved being at their home with their trampoline, gym lessons, and love.  While at the gym with her brother, she is doing flips and routines that catch the eye of Aimee, a gymnastics coach.  She is shocked that Simone has never been formally trained but has such great technique.  While Simone is great at most routines, Aimee can see her bars need work.  This is the first time Simone really falls. She starts to doubt herself, but Aimee makes her get back up.  Simone dusts herself off and does the move perfectly.  That’s moment Simone decides she wants to be a great gymnast.  However, she never realizes she will sacrifice high school, college, dates, and time with her friends.  But Simone’s biggest competition is her self-doubt.

Based on the book Courage to Sore, this is a movie about more than gymnastics, it’s about family, faith, goals, and strength (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  You will watch Simone deal with ADHD, as well as personal and professional setbacks as she achieves her dream of going to the Olympics.  But this movie never portrays her as a woman on an island, but as a woman with several life rafts surrounding her.  It’s these bonds that keep her in a winning spirit and on a path to become the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history.  Sit back with the family, watch, and please discuss.  Then create a goals book for your children.  This story will give everyone courage to soar to their own heights.

I give it 5 out of 5 stars

We are not your fans. We’re your family. Don’t you forget that – Nellie

No, because she is not ready to listen – Martha

That’s it? I get 1 dream – Simone

I think you meant to say I’m sorry Aimee. I was saving a monkey from a burning building. Oh and here’s a cupcake – Amy

I’m not being negative. I’m being paranoid – Ron

I own 12 pairs of the same shoes. Crazy is relative – Adam

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Her Stolen Past – Review

Her Stolen Past – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Her Stolen Past

After her mother is murdered in an attempted robbery, Sonya is using her faith to keep going.   She decides to sell her mother’s home and starts to clean it out.  She finds an old diaper bag with a birth certificate inside for Heather Bradley.  She goes online and learns that Heather was kidnapped at the church from the richest couple in town Don & Olivia.  Sonya starts to wonder if her mother was murdered due to this information.  Her friend Missy tell her about a P.I. she knows named Brandon who can help her sort out all the information.  With some investigation, Brandon learns that Sonya’s birth certificate is fake and her mother never gave birth.  Sonya worries her mother is not the God-fearing woman she thought she was, but a kidnapper.  Now she will go through every obstacle possible to learn the truth, who she is, and who her mother was.

Based on the novel Her Stolen Past by Lynette Eason, this movie will keep you guessing from beginning to end (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).  As Sonya unravels the life she thought she knew, people are being murdered left and right.  The story is written is a way to give everyone motive to kill her mother, but it doesn’t bore you with unnecessary details.  The connection between Brandon and Sonya is strong and compelling.  You cheer for their love and want to see more of them as a couple.  Once you are done watching this movie, you will want to read the rest of the series.  This was a well-written adaptation of a great book.  This one shouldn’t be missed.

I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars

Don’t be ridiculous your mother never even had a speeding ticket – Missing

I work for you woman – Brandon

Let’s just say being wealthy has drawbacks – Don

Who do you think you’re fooling – Grayson

Please don’t speak to me like I’m a child – Olivia

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Winter’s Dream – Review

Winter’s Dream – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes

Winter's Dream

As the head of the Winterfest committee, Kat is worried Manning Park Resort still won’t attract the guests it needs to compete.  The rival ski slope had a large parent company, allowing them to afford state of the art lounge, condo, and high-end restaurants.  She needs to attract new customers to make Winterfest a big hit.  So she convinces Jasper to ask U.S. Team’s Maddy to coach a weeklong clinic.  National hopeful Anna and her father Tyler are excited to have Maddy coach her.  So they are the first ones at the lodge.  Anna hopes that pointers from Maddy will give her the edge she needs in the future.  Kat meets Tyler and his Bluetooth for the first time.  He is great at marketing but always on the phone.  But the two will meet again because Anna’s first clinic with Maddy goes horribly wrong, so she asks Kat to coach her.  Kat agrees but only if Tyler does Manning Part Resort marketing in exchange.  This exchange will open them both up to skills and love.

A sweet love story with a few bonus ski lessons for the novice and amateur.  It doesn’t offer a lot of laughs but strong moments between father and daughter.  When Tyler questions his adequacy in fatherhood, Anna quickly and kindly puts his fears to rest.  This admission gives Anna the strength she needs to compete.  This is a good watch for fathers and daughters to share together.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

I get twice as much done – Tyler

I know. She can be arrogant but she’s the champ – Kat

Sure.  Just make sure to put a filter on it, alright. And tag me – Maddy

You’re a great dad – Anna

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