Love's Abiding Joy
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Acclaimed author Janette Oke's bestselling series of books comes to life on the screen once again in this, the fourth feature following the continued Westward journey of settlers Missie and Willie Lahaye. Their roots now firmly planted as they set up homestead in the far West, Missie (Erin Cottrell begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie (Logan Bartholomew) cares for the couple's young daughter Kathy while expanding the family ranch with a little help from sons Jeff (Dre Tyler Bell) and Matthew. When the frontier railroad comes to town, the pleasure of a long-promised… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The stop-and-start pacing indicates careful planning for the easy insertion of commercials. And few of the actors look entirely at home in the period setting."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Although wholesome and simple in its storytelling, the central characters are on such a pedestal of virtue that it's impossible to relate to them in any way."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Calgary Movies
"The pacing is a bit slow, and the references to faith at first seem a little heavy-handed, but the movie comes together as you warm up to the characters."
‑ Sue Pierman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"The acting borders on melodrama and the movie obviously was edited for TV."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"The movie, based on the novel by Janette Oke, shows how time and belief can help deal with tragedies. These solutions, however, when applied to the LaHayes' particular tragedy, make for a stagnantly morose plot."
‑ Manny Lewis, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Slow, sappy, Christian-themed TV adaptation."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"Love's Abiding Joy isn't even a film. It's a Hallmark TV movie -- literally -- one that will be shown for free on TV in December."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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