Sunday, November 11, 2012

Now Available on DVD -- Love's Christmas Journey (Review)

Love's Christmas Journey


"Inspired by Janette Oke’s award winning Love Comes Softly book series, the four-hour, star-studded movie event is an inspiring tale of love, trust and miracles.

While still mourning the loss of her husband and daughter, recently widowed Ellie King visits her brother Aaron Davis, a sheriff in the small town of Haddonton, and his two children during the Christmas holiday. Ellie does her best to enjoy the holidays, even making new friends with Beatrice, a local shop keeper and Deputy Strode.

Settling in nicely with her brother’s family, Ellie agrees to watch her niece and nephew when Aaron travels out of town to purchase adjacent land for farming. But when a corrupt attorney in town leaves a young man to blame for Mayor Wayne’s barn catching fire and burning, Ellie ignores distrusting townspeople and steps in to help to prove his innocence. To her dismay, the season’s festivities are threatened when Aaron goes missing.

When all seems lost, Ellie not only gets the perfect holiday miracle, her brother delivered home safely on Christmas morning, but also the chance at a new life when she finds herself falling in love again."

My Thoughts:

A couple of weeks ago, I offered a giveaway of this new release, while I was waiting on a review copy to arrive.  But, due to Hurricane Sandy, my DVD didn't arrive until this past week.  I was just like the girls when they see a new DVD arrive -- "When are we going to watch it?"  I couldn't wait until they went to bed Friday night, so that I could snuggle upon the couch with a cozy blanket and cup of hot chocolate to watch this new release in the popular "Love Comes Softly" series.  I can't believe that with this new DVD release, it marks the 10th anniversary of the series (in which I have watched and own each of the movies).

Besides loving the "Love Comes Softly" series, I couldn't wait to watch this movie as it had a holiday theme to it, centering around Christmas.  One of the reasons I love this time of year is that I enjoy watching my ever growing collection of holiday films, as well as the specials that begin airing now through Christmas.  So, when the girls finally fell asleep Friday night, I was able to watch this new release, and loved it.  If you are familiar with this series and the star studded cast, then you will fall in love with "Love's Christmas Journey."  Make sure you have a box of tissues next to you, as it will pull at your heartstrings. :-)

I am not going to ruin the story line, beyond what I shared in the synopsis, as I know many fans of this series who haven't seen this new release, will want to be surprised. :-)  After watching it, I couldn't wait to talk with my mother, who is also a fan of the series, and hadn't seen this new release.  She is eagerly awaiting her visit at Thanksgiving, not only to see the girls, but to watch this and a few other Christmas movies I have reviewed recently.  And, I can see myself watching this family friendly movie a few more time up until the holidays -- it was that good!

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this DVD from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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