Ruby is hopeful for a new start with her twin sister as they continue their education at an all-girl’s boarding school. However, she soon endures torturous punishments and public humiliation as her cruel headmistress and stepmother plot against her.
The third installment in V.C. Andrews’ bestselling series that began with “Flowers in the Attic,” “If There Be Thorns” follows Christopher and Cathy Dollanganger as they live together as man and wife with Cathy’s two sons who are unaware of the incestuous nature of their parents’ relationship. But when a mysterious woman moves in next door and befriends the younger boy, Bart, he begins a strange transformation and displays accusatory behavior towards Cathy and Christopher. When Christopher discovers their mysterious neighbor is, in fact, his mother Corrine Dollanganger, all of the family’s long-hidden secrets are revealed in a tragic climax.
Sara deals with her grief by trying to complete her late husband’s bucket list. Injuring herself on one of the tasks leads her to meet Dr. Ryan. A widower himself, Ryan begins to help Sara complete the bucket list. The two get close and Sara doesn’t want to betray her husband’s memory, so she stops seeing Ryan. However, Ryan doesn’t give up and helps Sara realize that everyone deserves a second chance at love
Real estate rising star Molly, who breaks up with Jackson, a smitten but seeming underachiever, on Valentine’s Day because he may have lied to her. Molly moves to New Mexico for a high-profile promotion and soon finds herself close to being engaged to the generous but immature Greg. In a twist of fate, a proposed business deal for a trendy winery puts Molly face-to-face again with the remorseful Jackson, who has a few more surprises for the woman he still loves.
A career oriented woman, Sarah Bloom, who ran away from her small town life in Massachusetts, is now living in New York City and poised to become the next big wedding planner of the famed NY social scene when she’s hired to plan the most anticipated wedding of the season. The problem: The groom is from Sarah’s home town of Williamstown, MA and wants the wedding on the family farm which is now being run by the older brother who happens to be Sarah’s first love. So, can the sophisticated city girl navigate the pitfalls of her past, possibly find true love in her future, and pull off the wedding of the season even though it might not be the one she planned for?
The dark, psychological drama “The Girl in the Bathtub” is inspired by the true story of Julia Law (Caitlin Stasey), a young paralegal struggling with issues of addiction, found dead in her boss’s bathtub in Philadelphia just shy of her 27th birthday. Her boss, a prominent Philadelphia lawyer (played by Jason Patric) whom she had recently begun dating, was interviewed by authorities as they investigated Julia’s death. But it is soon revealed her boss was just one of three lovers Julia had—raising questions about whether any of them may have had a motive to kill her. So the question remains – who killed Julia Law?
Frazzled and struggling with writer’s block, novelist Samantha (Deloach), along with her boyfriend, heads home to her late grandmother’s home to spend Christmas. While at home with family, her grandmother’s wise words reveal the true meaning of Christmas with Samantha at a time when she most needs encouragement.