For the Love of Grace

Theatrical Release: August 30, 2008
For the Love of Grace


An act of heroism changes the lives of two strangers affected by the past, and allows them to face the uncertain future together in “For the Love of Grace,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, August 30 (9/8c). Mark Consuelos (“Husband for Hire”), Chandra West (“John From Cincinnati”) and Corbin Bernsen (“Psych”) star in the romance, which looks at what happens when those who put their lives on the line every day are the ones most in need of saving.

Steve (Consuelos) loves his job as a firefighter, working alongside his younger brother, Frank (Ennis Esmer, “YPF”) and his good friends. But when his wife dies in a car accident and he feels he was unable to save the one life that mattered, he grows distant and reckless, forcing his captain (Bernsen) to suspend him. His life soon changes when he rescues Grace (West), a workaholic author, from an apartment fire he spots while walking home. A wounded soul like Steve, Grace has thrown herself into her work, an impending marriage and attaining her ‘ideal’ future since losing her beloved father, and the disappearance of the old, carefree Grace has not gone unnoticed by her friends.

Thanks to Steve, Grace finds inspiration for a new project: a firehouse cookbook, full of recipes by Steve and his comrades, who have developed exemplary culinary skills during their downtime.

Her new lease on life also forces her to open her eyes to what she has been missing, and she starts to recapture the energy and spontaneity of her old life. Thanks to Grace (and some gentle nudging from Frank), Steve begins to accept his past and allow his wounds to heal, allowing himself to recognize the possibilities that the future may hold.

Dove Review

We all know that fire fighters are special, but do we ever think of the things that may be hard for them? This is a story about two people from different ways of life that are brought together by a fire. Steve and Grace both go through some changes after the fire that alters both their lives.

There is a fantastic display of brotherhood atmosphere in the Fire Station along with the emotions that those positions sometimes hold. In addition there are some very important lessons that can be learned from this movie. Everyone will enjoy this charming story. We award the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this story.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A couple kisses; man flirts with ladies.
Language: H-2, MG/OMG-2, Jeez-3.
Violence: Brother pushes little brother against wall; brothers argue; house fire; boy caught in a stair well,
Drugs: Drinking beer and wine.
Nudity: None
Other: Discussion about the loss of a spouse and of a parent.


Company: Hallmark Channel
Director: Craig Pryce
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 120 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe