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While navigating the road to success and fortune, book editor Susan Stone (Ally Walker) has become cynical and jaded, abandoning the youthful idealism and enthusiasm which propelled her forward in the first place. As a result, Susan has lost her personal and professional momentum, and is in danger of losing not only her job but also the love of her family. All this changes when a strange but adorable seven-year-old girl named Suzie (Hayden Panettiere) enters Susan's life, apparently with the express purpose of jolting the heroine back to humanity -- and guiding her toward the true love of her life. It may not be difficult to guess from the outset whom the ebullient "Suzie" really is. A typical but nonetheless enjoyable Christmas-season offering, the made-for-cable If You Believe first aired December 6, 1999 over the Lifetime network. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi