Notes from the Heart Healer

Synopsis: A single young mom forms an unlikely friendship with author Peyton, after a desperate situation forces her to abandon her child on Peyton's doorstep.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Douglas Barr
Production: Muse Entertainment
90 min

Okay. We are so late, Charlie!

George is gonna kill us for sure this time.

Okay, come on, baby.

Let's go, let's get out.

George, I'm so sorry,

but you know Charlie's been colicky,

and he woke up at, like,

and, of course,

I didn't have anything to give him,

and on top of that,

the drug store was closed,

- so I had to drive all the way to...

- Just save it, okay, Violet?

You're looking awful.

Well, I feel awful.

Okay, just listen to me...

No, no, no, don't start up with that.

There's nothing you can say that I haven't

heard at least a million times before.

I've done what I can to help you out here,

you being a single mom and all, but...

I know, George, and I

appreciate everything...

Just let me finish, okay?

The bottom line is...

Who's that?

Your replacement.

George, I need this job...

I need someone that I can count on

to show up, maybe even on time

every once in a while.

Look, I've given you

a lot of chances here, Violet.

But I got a business to run, okay?

I know you do.

But I don't have any savings,

and between formula, and diapers,

and medicine, I can't...

I've already advanced

you two weeks' salary.

The best I can do is just

forget you even owe me.

Appreciate that.


Well, would it be okay, you think,

if I stay in the back room?

Just till I get something else?

Back room comes with the job.

You know that, Violet.

The new girl, she...

She's got her stuff in the car,

and she wants to move in

at the end of her shift, so...


it's gas money.

Help you and Charlie get on up the road.

Have a great day.

- Hi!

- Dot!

How are you?

Perfect, now that you're here.

You know, I had forgotten

how pretty Constant Harbor is.

A little less so in the middle of winter.

I have to admit, I was surprised when

you decided to stay on

after your mom passed away.

I mean, I thought you would have

sold her little shop

and gone back to your

fancy Seattle law firm.

Practicing law here's the

same as in the city,

except the egos and the settlements

are quite a bit smaller.

Oh, my goodness.

- We are all ready to go, aren't we?

- Yup.

And I got to tell you how much I appreciate

you ending your book tour

with a signing in my little shop.

Come on, now. Any excuse to come visit you.

We've hardly even spoken to each other

since the wedding.

Yeah, which was...

What, a year already?

A year today.

And you're spending your first anniversary

with me instead of your hubby?

Well, you are my college roommate,

but I have to tell you,

if King were not stuck

covering a tournament on the East Coast...

Say no more.

As long as we get to catch up.

Which will have to wait. We gotta go.

- Go?

- To the radio station.

A celebrity like you

comes into town, and...

Well, you've got to suffer an interview

with the local literary critic.

Don't worry.

Lester is a pussycat,

and the good news is,

he had to buy your book to review it.

- Come, come, come, my dear darling one.

- You silly thing.

I thought I could manage, Zach.

I really did.

But now I don't know what I'm gonna do.

Need a hand moving your stuff out, Violet?

No, we're okay, George, thanks.

Okay, yeah, Charlie.

And our very special guest

today is relationship columnist

and best-selling author Peyton MacGruder.

Welcome to Book Faire, Peyton.

Thank you, Lester. It's nice to be here.

You've been writing an advice column,

"The Heart Healer,"

for a newspaper in North Carolina.

That's right.

And now you have edited your columns

into a sort of "best of" compendium?

Inspired by my husband.

King Danville,

the Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Douglas Barr

Douglas Barr (born May 1, 1949), also credited as Doug Barr, is an American actor, writer, and director. He has starred in movies and on television. Barr was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His big role came in the ABC TV series The Fall Guy as Howie Munson from 1981 to 1986. Barr then made some guest appearances on series such as Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Hotel and Murder, She Wrote. His other well-known role was in the short-lived CBS TV series The Wizard as Alex Jagger from 1986 to 1987, and he later starred as Bill Stillfield in the hit CBS series Designing Women from 1988 to 1991. His first feature film he starred in was the horror movie Deadly Blessing (1981), and he also starred in The Unseen, another horror movie released the same year. Barr's most recent role was in the erotic film Temptation (1994), and he has since gone on to direct numerous TV movies. In 1998, Barr started Hollywood and Vine Cellars, a small, high-end wine producer in Napa Valley. more…

All Douglas Barr scripts | Douglas Barr Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Discuss this script with the community:



    Translate and read this script in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


    "Notes from the Heart Healer" STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Jul 2021. <>.

    We need you!

    Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

    Watch the movie trailer

    Notes from the Heart Healer

    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.