GAINESVILLE - A movie based on a book by Gainesville author and syndicated columnist Rhonda Rich is set to air this weekend on the UP Network.
The UP Original Movie "The Town That Came A-Courtin'", starring Valerie Harper ("Mary Tyler Moore Show," "Rhoda"), Lauren Holly ("NCIS," "Motive"), Cameron Bancroft ("24," "Beverly Hills: 90210") and Lucie Guest ("Heath Nutz," "Blackstone") will be telecast Sunday at 7:00, with encores at 9:00 and 11:00.
The film and book are loosely based on an experience Rich had during a book tour.
Abby Houston (Lauren Holly) is a smart, beautiful, successful author and fiercely independent Southern woman. When we meet her, she is curiously being kept captive in a remote cabin in the woods by an obsessed fan, Walter (Toby Hargrave). Days earlier, Abby and her publicist Jamie (Lucie Guest) were visiting the lovely town of Bliss, Mississippi on her most recent book tour. In Bliss, local Magnolia Blossom B&B owner Charlotte (Valerie Harper) and their well-meaning prayer chain have big plans for Abby