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Love Comes Softly (2003)

A young woman on her way to a new life in the 1800's suddenly finds herself a widow. Now she must live with a recently widowed young man and his daughter. Can any of them find love again?

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Woman in Wagon (as Janet Rotbaltt)
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Aaron Claridge dies while leading his pregnant wife Marty, an East coast teacher, on the wagon trail to the West. Destitute and unprotected, she accepts a marriage of convenience with widower Clark Davis to help raise his brat daughter Missie all winter, in spring he's prepared to pay for her return. Missie is hostile to 'mother substitute', but as the months pass Clark achieves a rapprochement. Written by KGF Vissers

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Marriage was the deal. Love was the surprise.


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El amor llega suavemente  »

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In the scene where Marty cuts the dress using a dress already made for Missy as her pattern, she cuts directly alongside the edge of the dress, not allowing extra for a seam. That would make the dress too small to fit Missy. See more »

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When Marty first arrives at the Davis homestead and Clarke offers her some ham, as she picks up a piece it can be seen that the piece is spiral sliced ham. The invention and patenting of the spiral slicing method for ham wasn't until 1949 by the founder of the Honeybaked Ham company. See more »

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Marty Claridge: The books. How did you know they were mind and not Aaron's?
Clark Davis: Oh, well, a man would have thrown them off the wagon at the first big hill. Unless he was trying to please a stubborn woman.
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Followed by Love's Enduring Promise (2004) See more »

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Wonderful Movie! (Now read the Book!)
17 February 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie since I have read the book...twice! I love Janette Oke novels! The "Love Comes Softly" novel is part of a series, so you can continue on with Missie's life, etc.

Sometimes a movie just doesn't do justice to the book, but this one does!!! I was not disappointed at all! The heartbreak and grief that losing a loved one brings is revealed very well in this film. Best of all, the film shows how sometimes a marriage of convenience or out of necessity can be a real blessing. It teaches all of us who live in this day and age that love does not always start off with bursting fireworks or burning passion. As the film portrays...sometimes love just comes softly. :)

To the actors Dale Midkiff, Katherine Heigl, Skye McCole Bartusiak and to Director/Producer Michael Landon, Jr... Great job!!! 10/10


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