‘Love Comes Softly’ ~ CFDb Movie Review & Recommendation
The first heartwarming movie in Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly saga.
A young woman’s dream to forge a new life for herself on the great American plains becomes a test of her pioneering spirit, her inner strength, and her undying faith and courage.
Marty and Aaron Claridge (Katherine Heigl and Oliver Macready) travel west in search of new opportunity. But when tragedy strikes and Marty is suddenly widowed, the young woman must face the rugged terrain, bleak weather, and life among strangers – alone. That is until a handsome widower named Clark Davis (Dale Midkiff) suggests a platonic “marriage of convenience” until Marty can return home. As the months pass, though, Marty and Clark discover an unexpected new love where there was once only loss.
This first one is my favorite from the series. CFDb highly recommends this entire series. Based on a fabulous book series by Janette Oke.
I read this series MANY years ago and when I watched the series 1 at a time it was easy to get confused as it doesn’t exactly follow the books and you forget who the characters are.
This past week I was terribly ill and so I decided to have a ‘Love Comes Softly’ marathon. I loved the series even more watching it all at once…well, it took 3 or 4 days to complete it, but well worth it.
Beautiful cinematography throughout as well.
A few things I loved about this first one:
- By the end of the film, it’s obvious what the difference is between wants and needs.
- Clark and Marty learning about each other and Missy too. Just a perfect cast in this one.
- In all moments of life, God is right there beside us…a theme throughout this entire series.
Back during this time period everything seemed so practical. In the same day Marty lost her husband, the necessity was to remarry and help Clark (a perfect stranger) take care of his little girl until the Spring when he would arrange to send her back home to her family. Would anything like this happen today? Probably not. The reason for the rush was because the minister was in town and wouldn’t be back for many months and it was improper for a woman to live with a man unless she were married. Times have really changed…although I don’t think that is a good thing.
I really enjoyed watching the men (most of them) treat the women with respect and the women (most of them) respecting and honoring their husbands. That is something we need to see more of today. The Proverbs 31 woman.
In today’s society a real woman would be defined as independent, working outside the home, making a lot of money, standing up for her rights.
What is a real woman in God’s eyes? Proverbs 31 is a great start. How many of us fit that standard?
All in all…enjoy this series…it’s lovely!
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 2 – Love’s Enduring Promise – CFDb Movie Review
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 3 – Love’s Long Journey – CFDb Movie Review
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 4 – Love’s Abiding Joy – CFDb Movie Review
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 5 – Love’s Unending Legacy – CFDb Movie Review
The Remaining Reviews will be Combined Below:
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 6 – Love’s Unfolding Dream – This one brings out how unbearable loss changes people. It also compels you to want to be merciful towards others. You never know what someone might be suffering.
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 7 – Love Takes Wing – We can’t go through life worrying about what’s around every corner. God never gives us more than we can handle and everything does work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose. Tough times makes us who we are.
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 8 – Love Finds A Home – We must forgive in order to be forgiven is the theme of this one.
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 9 – Love Begins – This is a Prequel – don’t forget that or you will get confused! This one brings out how the Lord and the devil both get the blame for what why didn’t have anything to with.
Love Comes Softly: Vol. 10 – Love’s Everlasting Courage – This is Prequel #2 – God’s wonders are things to be thankful for is brought out in this one. No matter how hard things get, God is right there beside us. This helps us to understand suffering. Remember that after the testing times, the rain comes…Nothing is working out and then suddenly everything works out.