Missie three years later: being a single mother after her husband Willie was shot during a poker scuffle, move back east near her parents, Clark and Marty. She finds finds a new teaching position that she settles right into, but Missie has lost all faith in herself, until a chance encounter at her father's church where she adopts homeless orphan, Belinda Marshall. Missie didn't want to adopt a child into the family, as she is already taking care of Mattie, but decides to welcome her in with open arms. Missie also finds interest in Zack Tyler, the town's sheriff. There are some subplots and incidents that mirror Missie's tragic losses, and through the experiences will she ever find a way to bring hope and joy? Written by
Did You Know?
The bridge that Sheriff Tyler goes across while looking for the kids was also used by the director's father in his show "Little house in the Prairie", and that director was none other than Michael Landon. See more
In the opening shot of Missie and Maddie standing near Kathy's and Willy's graves, three jet streams are visible on the left side of the screen. Jet streams were not around in 1868, the year this movie took place. See more
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