Everything We Know About Hallmark's Adaptation of Mary Alice Monroe's 'The Beach House'

You're going to love this sweet mother-daughter story.

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Hallmark fans have been eagerly waiting to see Mary Alice Monroe's incredible novel adapted for the small screen as a Hallmark Channel Original Movie since the news first broke in 2015. Luckily, the film has finally begun production and is set to hit the network this spring. Here's everything we know about the movie so far.

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The Beach House will premiere this April.

Get your DVR ready for the premiere on Saturday, April 28 at 9:00 p.m./8:00c.

There will be plenty of familiar faces.

The film features Andie MacDowell as Cara who also starred in Hallmarks's hit drama Cedar Cove, as well as Minka Kelly and Chad Michael Murray. Author Mary Alice Monroe actually pictured MacDowell as Cara while writing the book, according to , so we can only image that the Hallmark veteran will do the role justice.

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"I love the connection to nature, preservation, and saving turtles, and so I am grateful to Hallmark Channel, our wonderful cast, Dan Wigutow, Sue Tenney, and one of my favorite authors Mary Alice Monroe," Andie said.

The movie will follow Mary Alice Monroe's book.

The story follows Caretta "Cara" Rutledge (Minka Kelly), a woman who's tried to move beyond a difficult past but is forced to grapple with history head-on when she returns to fix the family beach house after losing her job in Chicago. During one devastating storm, Cara and her mother, Lovie (Andie MacDowell), save hundreds of sea turtles from certain death and learn some of life's real truths in the process. And as all of this unfolds, Cara begins reconnecting with her former love Brett Beauchamps (Chad Michael Murray).

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"The Beach House is a timeless tale about the ebb and flow of life, love, and relationships, and it is about learning to surrender completely to live richly in the moment," said Crown Media Family Networks executive VP of programming Michelle Vicary in a press release. "We have an extraordinary cast and a gorgeous tapestry of a story that is particularly timely, given the recent devastation hurricanes have caused. These events have certainly had a horrific impact on both residents and wildlife, including the habitats of loggerhead sea turtles, featured in the film."

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The movie was filmed on Georgia’s gorgeous Tybee Island.

The sweet and romantic film will likely leave you wanting to plan a beach house stay of your own, thanks to the movie's beautiful scenery. You can see it all for yourself on Georgia's very own Tybee Island and the Isle of Hope Marina where the movie was filmed.

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