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A Mother's Gift (1995)

A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.

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Margaret Deal
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A singer and her husband leave their home in their frontier town for Pioneer life in the West but realizes that life in the west is hard on their marriage and her dreams.

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A Lantern in Her Hand  »

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Skip the movie, read the book.
24 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I didn't realize that one of my favorite books, A Lantern In Her Hand, was being made into a movie until I saw it on TV. This is another case of an adaptation that strays too far from the book and with a few changes could have been an original story. The movie doesn't do justice to the book at all. Nancy McKeon was the wrong choice for Abby. She's a great actress but not right for this part. Some of the decisions they faced as a family and a couple were changed, altering the dynamics between the characters.

My advice is to stay away from the movie and go read the book and the sequel, which is "A White Bird Flying."


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