When Jed and Martha Richards agree to raise young, orphaned Daniel, Jed is delighted. But Martha, still grieving for her two little girls who died on the trek across the American Plains, finds herself swept away each day i... more »n a thousand wistful memories. As her golden-haired daughters dance through her aching heart, she can?t help comparing them to this awkward, dirty young boy who annoys her at every turn - and needs her so desperately. Jed and Danny both reach out to Martha, yet her anguish isolates her and threatens the marriage relationship. But spring sometimes comes unexpectedly, and for Martha it comes on a snowy Christmas Eve when Danny?s innocent heart is finally able to rescue hers.« less
Lisa C. from PALMYRA, IL Reviewed on 12/10/2013...
We love this movie. A very sweet story about the pain of loss, how love changes things, and how God keeps his promise to take care us.
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Joyce W. (Cuddlebug) Reviewed on 5/18/2011...
This is a very touching movie with all the attributes of excellent acting, fantastic message, and I so wish I could post it to the person who has it on their wish list. However, I cannot do that because unfortunately, the movie skips from the half way point all the rest of the way through the movie. I was very disappointed in this. I would not post a dvd like that, and am sad that this is what I received. What a loss as this is such a good family movie. This one will have to be trashed.
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Yolanda D. (bookworm) from FAR ROCKAWAY, NY Reviewed on 12/4/2010...
This movie had a great message, but the storyline was underdeveloped. The actors weren't so good, either. In fact, it was pretty boring.
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Movie FOR the heart
Red | Utah | 08/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was utterly stunning. We had read the story for Christmas every year, and when we found out there was a movie for it, we were amazed. Sam Hennings did a tremendous job as the father, and the mother also-OF COURSE so did the little boy!! I couldn't help from crying over and over because the movie was so touching and plays with your emotions greatly. It starts out as when a mother and father, now parentless because of the death of their two daughters, are given a boy to take care of around the age of seven or eight. The father begins to love the boy, but how can the mother when her two beautiful daughters are dead? Always turning cold towards the boy, the mother doesn't know how to love him....but then again...hearts can be mended in Seasons of the Heart."
A good christian film
Sonny L | New Mexico | 12/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Martha Richards was in winter. Her heart was cold and unable to let go of the pain and resentment that filled it like a December blizzard. It had not always been so. When she and her husband Jed loaded their wagon, her heart was in the sunshine of summer. With their two beautiful daughters they headed west in hope of a better life. Her precious daughters died on the journey, and her heart was lost in a winter of pain. When orphaned Danny enters her life, she is unwilling to love him. Winter's grip on her heart makes her unable to love either him, her own husband, or her savior. Will the blush of spring ever touch her aching heart again? Find out by watching this beautiful touching story. While the movie is a low budget film with low production values, the story in it easily outweighs these factors."
Wonderful Story and Setting Less Than Perfect Acting
Sonny L | 01/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're looking for a good christian family movie, Seasons of the Heart is for you. It gives a beautiful yet painfully real picture of pioneer life. And it gives testament to God's healing power. This world brings death, but, God is the Life-Giver!"
A wonderful family film
C. J. Leach | Midwest, United States | 10/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A story of a pioneer family finally arriving to set up home in the Far West . . . minus their two young daughters who died from illness during the trip west. The mother (Leigh Lombardi)is in a state of mind-numbing grief.
Circumstances are such that (and this happens very early in the film, so I'm not giving anything away) the couple is given watchcare over a boy who was orphaned during his similar trip west. The story that follows is heartwarming and well told.
This is a limited budget film that comes off quite successfully and authentically. Acting by leading man Sam Hennings (the father), and Danny the boy (Logan Hall) is just top shelf in every respect. Leigh Lombardi is a very, very lovely woman and is beautiful in this role, but somehow did not quite seem to live up to the performance level that the rest of the cast did. She was rather wooden (perhaps an effort to portray grief, but whatever, it didn't work well). I'm not really familiar with her, but her voice comes across terribly on the screen.
Notwithstanding the Leigh Lombardi weakness, I'll give this movie 5 stars for the story, directing, production values, and the rest of the acting. There is a Christmas theme to this story, but it's easily watchable at any time of the year. Wonderful film. You'll enjoy it."