Whenever you see the words "based on" you know the film isn't going to follow the original story...as proves the case in this series. I don't usually like films that are "based on" - particularly if I have loved the original stories - but I did enjoy this series directed by Michael Landon Jr. If you can accept these aren't the stories of the books written by Christian author Janette Oke, they are an enjoyable set of films of love & faith to watch in their own right. "Love's Long Journey" is my favourite in this series, but this film is a close second.
In this film: Belinda Tyler has grown up and has a deep longing to be a doctor - a dream that is supported by her family. When Dr. Jackson advertises for an assistant, Belinda is there like a flash. Dr. Jackson believes women should be at home & isn't keen on having her work for him, but with faith & hard work, Belinda starts winning hearts who believe she should be in the profession. These include a wealthy dowager whom Belinda nurses back to full strength, Dr. Jackson himself, & visiting lawyer Drew Simpson. Belinda has always thought that to succeed as a doctor, her other dream for love would have to take second place. Only then Drew Simpson arrives to invade her heart. After his initial surprise at Belinda's choice of profession, he comes to see she is perfect for the job & supports her dream...now he just has to convince her that she can train to be a doctor and be married to him also!