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Love's Abiding Joy (2006)

PG | | Drama, Family, Western | 2010 (Belgium)
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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 begins to realize her passion for ... See full summary »

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Michael Landon Jr.

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Michael Landon Jr. (teleplay), Douglas Lloyd McIntosh (teleplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erin Cottrell ... Missie LaHaye
Dale Midkiff ... Clark Davis
Logan Bartholomew ... Willie LaHaye
Frank McRae ... Cookie
William Morgan Sheppard ... Scottie (as W. Morgan Sheppard)
Drew Tyler Bell ... Jeff LaHaye
Brett Coker ... Mattie LaHaye
Mae Whitman ... Colette Doros
John Laughlin ... Samuel Doros
Kevin Gage ... John Abel
Brianna Brown ... Melinda Klein
James Tupper ... Henry Klein
Stephen Bridgewater ... Frank Taylorson (as Stephen W. Bridgewater)
Blake Gibbons ... Joe Paxson
Madison Leisle ... Annie
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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 begins to realize her passion for teaching as Willie cares for the couple's young daughter Kathy while expanding the family ranch with a little help from sons Jeff and Matthew. When the frontier railroad comes to town, the pleasure of a long-promised visit from Missie's father Clark 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 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. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Family | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A szerelem örök See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$145,895, 8 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$252,726, 22 October 2006
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Goofs

When Missie goes out into the rain, her father follows. When the camera is aimed at Missie, it's pouring rain, but when it is aimed at her dad, it is completely dry. See more »

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Followed by Love's Christmas Journey (2011) See more »

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Not as good as the others- long and depressing
27 September 2006 | by fakeemail-15See all my reviews

I got to go to a pre-release screening of "Love's Abiding Joy." I've read all of the books in the series and I have seen the other three movies, so I was excited when I was invited to go see it.

The story was really, really different from the book. I was expecting it to follow the book, but that was disappointing. There were a bunch of stories intermixed about Missy, Willy and their adopted son Jeff.

The acting was pretty good. Personally I liked January Jones better as Missy than the girl that plays her in this one and in Love's Long Journey. I was really glad that Logan Bartholomew returned as Willy- I know that a lot of people were worried that he wouldn't come back.

The music was a little better. A lot of the same themes as the other three movies, but there was a new theme that I liked a lot.

I hope that the next four movies (if they make them) follow the story better than this one did.

Overall this was okay. I did get kind of bored, and it was really sad.


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