COMES SOFTLY, 2003
Based on the series of novels by Christian
historical fiction writer Janette Oke, LOVE COMES SOFTLY was
first aired on the Hallmark Channel. It tells the story of
a young woman named Marty who travels with her new husband
Aaron out west to make a home for themselves. Once there,
however, Aaron unexpectedly dies, and a heartbroken Marty
must now figure out how she will make it through the cruel
frontier winter alone. For this reason she accepts the recently
widowed Clarke's proposal, as a matter of survival. The two
strike a deal, as he needs a mother for his daughter while
she requires a roof over her head, and the pair agree that
she will return home in the springtime. But love blooms during
the cold months as this uncommon little family discuss important
questions about life, love, and God, and struggle to help
each other grow in the unfriendly winter environment.
awards are beautiful solid bronze castings from a sculpture
of a young woman named CAMIE for Character And Morality In
Entertainment, recognizing uplifting motion pictures that
provide a positive influence for good. For each film so honored,
an individual CAMIE award is presented to the studio, director,
producer, writer, and leading actors.
In fact, CAMIE stands for Character And
Morality In Entertainment. We especially look for uplifting
stories that provide positive role models for building character,
overcoming adversity, correcting unwise choices, strengthening
families, living moral lives, and solving life's problems
with good decisions-realizing some lessons of life come with
pain and sorrow.
To be eligible for a CAMIE, a motion picture
must be presented with sensitivity and without gratuitous
violence, offensive use of the names of deity, salacious nudity,
sexual intimacy, "simulated-sex," or implications
that sex outside of marriage is acceptable. Telling stories
and entertaining without vulgarity and crudeness is strongly
encouraged and is a factor as awards are considered.
Love Comes Softly was filmed at the
legendary Cronin Ranch
in El Dorado County.