Love's Abiding Joy
Homesteaders Missie (Erin Cottrell) and Willie LaHaye (Logan Bartholomew) are struggling to raise a family on their farm in the Old West. When Missie's father (Dale Midkiff) arrives for a visit on the newly built railroad line, an unexpected tragedy will test the family's love and faith. Directed by Michael Landon Jr., this is the fourth film adaptation in Janette Oke's Love Comes Softly literary series about life on the frontier.
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- Michael Landon Jr.
- This movie is
Widescreen 1.85:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this story deals with the death of a family member, depression, and hard financial times. After the death, Missie and Willie grow apart, not speaking. One character, upset at having his ranch taken from him, gets drunk and starts shooting his gun around town. Another character, the villain, lies and manipulates his daughter with the hope of killing her paramour.
- Sexual Content
- Jeff and Collette flirt, hold hands, and briefly kiss.
- One character dies of natural causes off-screen.
- Very little. One use of the word "hell."
- Social Behavior
- The protagonists are the picture of love, compassion, and family togetherness. The film also features women who are strong-minded for their day, working and reading.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- One character gets drunk and starts shooting off a gun around town. No one is hurt.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it