Love Begins

DVD Release: November 22, 2011
Love Begins


Discover how the Love Comes Softly series began! After their father’s passing, Ellen Barlow (Julie Mond) and her sister Cassie struggle to maintain the family farm in Anderson’s Corner. When Clark Davis (Wes Brown) finds trouble in town on his way to California, Ellen agrees to hire him at the farm to work off his debts. Before long, Clark and Ellen unexpectedly develop feelings for each other. Ultimately, a turn of events inspires the pair to begin a legacy of love and faith together in this heartwarming family drama.

Dove Review

“Love Begins” is a fun family drama that has a simple story of faith and finding one’s true desires. Anyone familiar with Janette Oke’s “Love…” book series will be pleased by this new rendition of how it all began. Filled with plain moral messages, it is sure to inspire families to care more about the important things in life.

The film begins with Clark and a friend getting into a fight in the local diner. As a result, they are put in jail by the town’ sheriff. In order to pay off his debt, Clark must work at a farm owned by Ellen. Her father passed away recently and she needs a hired hand to fix a few things. During his stay there with Ellen and her sister, Clark and Ellen fall in love. But, when her former boyfriend returns from his search for gold, Ellen must make a choice between the two men that will change their lives forever.

We are pleased to award this moving family drama our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: D-1
Violence: Men fight with each other in the town's diner, breaking a few chairs and a window; a man falls from a roof but isn't seriously injured.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Producer: Larry Levinson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe