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"It's the writer's privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart." – Faulkner

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"It is now midnight, the witching hour, and I just finished reading The Last Valentine for the 6th time!  Yes, I cried my eyes out again-- at the most beautiful love story, I have ever read! Everyone from 16 years old and up should read this story!"—Helen Mulholland

Over 14.5 million viewers watched Hallmark Hall of Fame and CBS Movie-of-the-Week's "THE LOST VALENTINE" on their World Premiere Event first airing in 2011, making it one of the most beloved Valentine's Day themed films of all time.  


Betty White passed away on December 31, 2021, just days short of her 100th birthday.  She so perfectly portrayed Caroline Thomas. Millions around the world have come to see her as the embodiment of our mothers and grandmothers who waited faithfully for our fathers and grandfathers to finally come home from war. 

Susan Allison was touchingly portrayed by Jennifer Love Hewitt. THE LOST VALENTINE was inspired by true events and is based upon James Michael Pratt's New York Times bestselling novel, The Last Valentine, published in 1998. The Hallmark Channel still regularly plays the movie for delighted viewers worldwide in weeks preceding Valentine's Day.



"I just finished reading The Last Valentine for the 4th time and I love it! I am homebound and since Oct. 1990 I have read 1,215 books. It is just great, great work, and #1 on my list of 1,215 read since October of '90. Is there someone I could write to so The Last Valentine could be made into a movie? God bless!"—Vera Bradley 
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“Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything. If you don’t write stories you love, you’ll never make it. If you don’t write stories that other people love, you’ll never make it.”—Ray Bradbury