"Love Begins" is part of the Hallmark movie series "Love Comes Softly," based on the books by award-winning author Janette Oke’s most beloved book series Love Comes Softly. Oke’s iconic hero Clark Davis has inspired two prequels and bring two new films into Hallmark Channel’s successful movie series. The Love Saga series is executived produced by Michael Landon Jr., who also produces the new Hallmark frontier series "When Calls the Heart." When Calls the Heart a frontier series on Hallmark Channel
Nancy McKeon (“The Facts of Life”), Wes Brown (“True Blood”) and Julie Mond (“General Hospital”) star in “Love Begins,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie that premiered on Sept. 17, 2011.. Brown and Mond also star in the second prequel, “Love’s Everlasting Courage.” Love's Everlasting Courage by Janette Oke on Hallmark Channel
Clark Davis (Brown) has adventurous dreams of seeing the world, but his dreams are jeopardized when he and hia friend Daniel Whitaker start a fight in a local cafe, causing damage. Clark makes a plea deal with the Sheriff Holden (Jere Burns “Dear John”) and café owner Millie (McKeon). He agrees to pay the damages, but has no money, so agrees to work as a farmhand so his wages can be used for the repairs to the cafe.
In order to work off his sentence, Clark goes to work as a farmhand for the Barlow sisters, Ellen (Mond) and Cassie (Abigail Mavity, “Summerland”). Since the death of their parents, the two young women struggle to maintain their farm on their own, so they reluctantly accept the Sheriff''s offer for a farmhand.
Older sister Ellen ia more reserved than her friendly younger sister Cassie, but Clark slowly starts to win Ellen over. When Clark is suddenly suffers a traumatic head injury in a fall , Ellen nurses him back to health.
Clark realizes that he has romantic feelings for Ellen and decides to surprise Ellen in town and tell her how he feels. He is twarted be the arrival of her former fiancé, who has returned and plans to win her back.
Will Clark travel on? Or will he stay and make his life where love begins?
The cast of "Love Begins" includes: Wes Brown (Clark Davis), Julie Mond (Ellen Barlow), Abigail Mavity (Cassie Barlow), Jere Burns (Sheriff Holden), David Tom (Daniel Whitaker) and Nancy McKeon (Millie).