Inspired by Janette Oke’s award winning Love Comes Softly book series, the four-hour, star-studded movie event is an inspiring tale of love, trust and miracles.
While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King visits her brother Aaron Davis, a sheriff in the small town of Haddonton, and his two children during the Christmas holiday. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Beatrice, a local shop keeper and Deputy Strode.
Settling in nicely with her brother’s family, Ellie agrees to watch her niece and nephew when Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming. But when a corrupt attorney in town leaves a young man to blame for Mayor Wayne’s barn catching fire and burning, Ellie ignores distrusting townspeople and steps in to help to prove his innocence. To her dismay, the season’s festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing.
When all seems lost, Ellie not only gets the perfect holiday miracle, her brother delivered home safely on Christmas morning, but also the chance at a new life when she finds herself falling in love again.
Best one of the entire series and this series is a great one as you all know! There is a definite healing theme throughout this entire film, in so many ways. What I find fascinating is that a person is blamed for a relative’s bad behavior, which is quite common. I wonder why that is? For example, 2 children, born in the same household, with the same exact circumstances, will end up entirely different, based on choice. Even if our parents did unthinkable things, why are we judged based on their actions? This definitely should not be.
As Christians we are called to something even greater! We are called to love…everyone. To Forgive…everyone. To remember that each person is a soul for whom Jesus died. How often do we live up to that calling?
There are a lot of recognizable faces in this one. You will definitely enjoy this film. The only disappointment for me was that character that you are sure is some sort of angel but once he comes up with a name you realize that it’s not an angel but most likely St. Nick…Santa Claus. That sort of ruined it for me because Santa Claus isn’t real but God is and when people are helped, it’s God working through others, and if there are any miracles…the glory should always go to God.
There is also a Film Companion Bible Study that goes along with this series as well.
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