Shown recently on Hallmark Channel, this drama based on books by Janette Oke ("Love Comes Softly") is yielding a new series for that cable outlet. Though she won't be in the weekly version, Maggie Grace ("Taken,""Lost") plays a novice educator who's seen in flashback as her niece (Poppy Drayton) begins her own teaching career in a similar manner, starting hers at a frontier school.
Lori Loughlin - who will return in the series - also stars along with Stephen Amell ("Arrow") and Jean Smart. As director and executive producer here, Michael Landon Jr. continues his father's goal of all-family entertainment. *** (Not rated)
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