Rachel Boston and Jesse Moss in A Gift of Miracles (2015)

Extraordinary Coincidences

Darcy (Rachel Boston) has become a very logical person who is on the verge of getting a Science PhD, except her professor takes a look at her dissertation and insists she speaks to Nathan (Jesse Moss) a laid back English Professor to help her rework it so it speaks to its intended audience rather than it being dry. Darcy begrudgingly agrees despite on initially meeting Nathan being less than impressed by his more laid back/ universe at work view on life. But when a window breaks at her dad's home it leads to Darcy coming across a notebook belonging to her mother, who was killed in a car crash when Darcy was just a baby, which contains a list of names and items she wanted them to have. With the help of Nathan, Darcy sets about giving the stuff away as he is convinced it will not only help her with her writing but also was the universe at work and it was her destiny to find the notebook.

"What Ever Will Be Will Be", no I haven't come over all Doris Day and started singing but I am on about your viewpoint in life. Does life happen and no matter what you do certain things are pre-destined to be or is life what you make it and what some might see as destiny are in fact just coincidences. Personally, I use to be a romantic with the notion that life will play out with a pre-destined journey but now I have switched sides to life is what you make it.

The reason I am going on about this is because it is a huge chunk of what "A Gift of Miracles" is about the switch of Darcy from being logical and analytical to more believing in the magic of the universe and the philosophy of "it was just meant to be". As such as Darcy completes her mum's list of gifts she also starts to lose her analytical, overly logical approach to her dissertation.

But of course "A Gift of Miracles" is a made for TV movie and one shown on one of the Hallmark channels which means there are also some typical aspects. So to be quick a Hallmark movie wouldn't be a Hallmark movie without attractive people and some romance and so with Rachel Boston and Jesse Moss we get those boxes ticked although it isn't a movie over reliant on the romance.

What this all boils down to is that "A Gift of Miracles" is in some ways a typical Hallmark movie but it also features this entertaining drama about someone who suddenly starts to experience the randomness of life and the many unexplained coincidences which start to seemingly guide it.