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Love's Abiding Joy

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Overview

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...
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Overview

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 visit from Missie's father Clark (Dale Midkiff) is suddenly offset by the tragic death of young Kathy. As the untimely demise of their beloved daughter begins to drive an emotional wedge between Missie and Willie, the devastated father unexpectedly accepts an offer made by the powerful Samuel Doros (John Laughlin) to assume the role of town sheriff. Their faith shaken and their once close-knit bond suddenly torn asunder, Missie and Willie desperately attempt to bring their crumbling family back together as son Jeff faces a series of dangers while hopelessly falling for Doros' beautiful daughter Colette (Mae Whitman).
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Like the three previous films writer-director Michael Landon Jr. has adapted from Christian author Janet Oke's novels -- Love Comes Softly, Love's Enduring Promise, and Love's Long Journey -- Love's Abiding Joy was originally intended for cable television, although it earned a brief theatrical release. It plays best on the small screen, where it recalls a very special episode of Little House on the Prairie, Landon's father’s much-beloved TV series. Joy focuses on 19th-century settlers Missie (Erin Cottrell) and Willie LaHaye (Logan Bartholomew), whose faith is severely tested when a lengthy drought wreaks havoc with their cattle ranch and family. Reluctantly, Willie accepts the offer of mayor and local land baron Samuel Doros (John Laughlin) to become sheriff -- a job that entails enforcing the evictions of friends and neighbors who’ve fallen behind on their mortgage payments. Up to this point, Joy suggests a typical western, but the faith-based emphasis on Christian charity and the hope for redemption becomes pronounced once Willie’s adopted son, Jeff (Drew Tyler Bell), develops a chaste crush on finishing-school student Collette (Mae Whitman), who just happens to be the daughter of Doros. As period pieces go, Joy isn’t terribly concerned about strict fidelity to time and place. Landon’s film focuses more on the virtues of faith, love, and forgiveness. And in that respect, Love’s Abiding Joy is an unquestioned success, one not only suitable but recommended for family audiences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/2/2007
  • UPC: 024543245636
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:27:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,126

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Erin Cottrell Missy LaHaye
Logan Bartholomew Willie LaHaye
John Laughlin Samuel Doros
Dale Midkiff Clark Davis
Drew Tyler Bell Jeff
Brianna Brown Melinda
Stephen Bridgewater Mr. Taylorson
Mae Whitman Collette Doros
Frank McRae Cookie
James Tupper Henry
Kevin Gage Abel
Blake Gibbons Joe Paxson
Madison Leisle Annie
Thomas Stanley Mark
Technical Credits
Michael Landon Jr. Director, Original Story, Screenwriter, Teleplay
Brian J. Gordon Producer
Robert Halmi Jr. Executive Producer
Colleen Halsey Editor
Kevin Kiner Score Composer
Larry Levinson Executive Producer
Susan McGuire Asst. Director
Douglas Lloyd McIntosh Original Story, Teleplay
Erik Olson Producer
Bill Reinhardt Sound/Sound Designer
Brian Shanley Camera Operator
Bridgett Terry Teleplay
Niko Vilaivongs Production Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Love's Abiding Joy
1. Main Titles/Hard Times [9:03]
2. Joy Turns to Sorrow [4:35]
3. Safe In Heaven [1:25]
4. Too Soon [5:27]
5. Why? [2:45]
6. The New Sheriff [4:57]
7. Falling Apart [1:47]
8. A Countrary Young Woman [1:08]
9. Steak and Potatoes [5:37]
10. A Dark Cloud [5:35]
11. Unexpected Company [3:00]
12. Sacrificing for a Friend [2:13]
13. An Empty Shell [3:39]
14. Coming Back to Life [4:12]
15. Horse Thief [3:42]
16. Perfect Timing/End Titles [:47]
Disc #1, Side B -- Love's Abiding Joy
1. Main Titles/Hard Times [9:03]
2. Joy Turns to Sorrow [4:35]
3. Safe In Heaven [1:25]
4. Too Soon [5:27]
5. Why? [2:45]
6. The New Sheriff [4:57]
7. Falling Apart [1:47]
8. A Countrary Young Woman [1:08]
9. Steak and Potatoes [5:37]
10. A Dark Cloud [5:35]
11. Unexpected Company [3:00]
12. Sacrificing for a Friend [2:13]
13. An Empty Shell [3:39]
14. Coming Back to Life [4:12]
15. Horse Thief [3:42]
16. Perfect Timing/End Titles [:47]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- Love's Abiding Joy
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Hallmark Channel Promo
      Fox Family Movies Trailer
Disc #1, Side B -- Love's Abiding Joy
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Language Selection
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles: None
   Special Features
      Hallmark Channel Promo
      Fox Family Movies Trailer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    LOVE'S ABIDING JOY IS A FEEL GOOD MOVIE!

    THIS IS ONE IN THE LOVE COMES SOFTLY SERIES THAT I JUST HAD TO GET. THIS IS THE BEST MOVIE SERIES EVER! IT'S ABOUT TIME THERE ARE SHOWS LIKE THIS FOR TRUE FAMILY WATCHING!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    The only thing this movie has in common with the book is the name of the lead characters. In no way is it truly "based" on the book. As a huge fan of Janette Oke, I am very disappointed.

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