December always means Christmas movies to me. The newest installment from The Love Comes Softly series is now available on DVD. Love’s Christmas Journey is available on Amazon to purchase.
About Love’s Christmas Journey
While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King (Natalie Hall) visits her brother Aaron Davis (Greg Vaughan) and his children for Christmas. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Mrs. Thompson (JoBeth Williams), a local shop keeper, and handsome admirer Deputy Strode (Dylan Bruce). Settling in nicely with her brother’s family, Ellie also meets Erik (Bobby Campo), a young man abandoned by his outlaw father whom Aaron has taken in as one of his own. When Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming, Ellie agrees to watch his children, but the season’s festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing.
You can see this movie on the Hallmark Channel on December 5th or just buy it! Add it to your collection of good holiday films!
My Review of Love’s Christmas Journey
I love the Love Comes Softly books and movies. I have had the opportunity to review many of them. This almost 3 hour movie is in two parts on the DVD and there are some quality actors that you will recognize. I was very thankful to see Aaron Davis in this film. He is the son of Clark and Marty from the original Love Comes Softly installment.
You are often on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen in this movie, and though you know good will prevail it is entertaining along the way. It is a movie that is family friendly and I don’t have to worry about my daughter walking in the room watching something inappropriate. I like that.
This installment was not my favorite Love Comes Softly movie. Don’t get me wrong I did enjoy it. There is a long story line with a few stories going on; I don’t think it needed to be almost 3 hours. Only a few little things bothered me – like the main character’s dark eye make up, and the current slang that is used. It just didn’t fit the setting of the movie.
I would like to see more faith filled dialogue in the movie. I remember the first installment fondly as well as the books and that is one thing I appreciated. The characters had a strong belief in God and their faith was strong despite all the terrible things that happened in their life. I would like to see that more in this film.
It is still a quality film for the holidays and I appreciate that after ten movies, the popularity of this series is going strong. I recommend the movies and the books as gifts for the holiday season.
What are some of your favorite holiday movies?
*Disclosure: I received the above movie for review purposes. All opinions are mine.
Jaime Nicole says
This looks so good! I will pick up the books before checking out the movie – never heard of the series of books or the movies, but I’m always looking for a new great book series. Thank you!
Journeysof TheZoo says
The trailer had me teary, great review. I like stories that are more realistic (loss of her family) because life isn’t all roses all the time, not even at Christmas time.
A movie I’ll keep my eye out for, thank for sharing.
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Looks like a good one! TY =)