A Poet and a Photographer Search for 'A Lifelong Love' in New Hallmark Movie

As we transition from spring to summer movies on Hallmark Channel, the network has opted to showcase a movie that may have been missed by viewers in the past. A Lifelong Love starring When Calls the Heart's Andrea Brooks will have its Hallmark Channel debut this week. It previously premiered last year on Hallmark Mystery.

Here's everything we know about A Lifelong Love.

What is A Lifelong Love about?

After aspiring poet Annika (Andrea Brooks) and her ex-boyfriend Ryan (Patch May), a street photographer, have their respective book pitches rejected, they are given another, more captivating and financially viable task: document the voyage of Abe (Tom Young), Annika’s grandfather, as he attempts to find his old flame, Ruth Barlowe (Brenda Gorlick). With the search for Ruth underway, Annika finds it difficult to suspend her perfectionist tendencies and create accelerated/off-the-cuff poetry. And her inability to adapt puts both their publication prospect and her growing feelings for Ryan in jeopardy. With so much at stake, Annika must learn to embrace this new challenge, even if it means abandoning her old, comfortable habits.

Meet the cast of A Lifelong Love

Andrea Brooks (Annika)

Brooks is best known to fans for her roles as Dr. Faith Carter on When Calls the Heart and Eve Teschmacher on Supergirl. She has also starred in A Wish for Christmas and Destination Wedding for Hallmark Channel.

Patch May (Ryan)

Hailing from Australia, May has had supporting roles in Hallmark films like A Very Merry Bridesmaid and Gingerbread Miracle. He has also had roles on Home and Away, Turner & Hooch, and Sugar.

When does A Lifelong Love premiere?

A Lifelong Love has its Hallmark Channel premiere on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET.

Does Parade have a sneak peek of A Lifelong Love?

We sure do! In fact, we have two! Check out these Parade exclusive sneak peeks from A Lifelong Love.

Take a look at some select images from A Lifelong Love

Check out these images from A Lifelong Love starring Andrea Brooks and Patch May.

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