Love's Abiding Joy
Love's Abiding Joy (2006)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 2, 2007
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Joe Leydon

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.

Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

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.

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Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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.

Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

The acting borders on melodrama and the movie obviously was edited for TV.

Manny Lewis
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

Slow, sappy, Christian-themed TV adaptation.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I thoroughly enjoy this series, but this was one of the weakest ones. Story weak. Acting weak....and to make matters worse, the DVD that I watched did not have… More
ashley hayes-beaty
Wasn't as good as the others