Unlike many other Hallmark films, the 2011 movie “Love Begins” is actually a period romance set in the 19th century. It’s a part of the “Love Comes Softly” saga, but features all new characters. In this film, which has a 68% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, a stranger comes to town and ends up working as a farmhand for two sisters. Just as he begins to develop feelings for one of them, her fiance returns to town, leaving her with a big decision.
If you like escaping into the past, this heartwarming romantic film is the perfect thing for you. As Julie Mond, who plays Ellen in the film, said in a Hallmark Channel interview, the two characters learn important lessons as they fall in love. “I think most importantly Ellen learns to let somebody help her,” she said. Actor Wes Brown added, “She starts to realize, ‘Well, maybe there’s a little more to this country-bound, gold-seeking person than, you know, her prejudgments were.”
This definitely sounds like the perfect enemies-to-lovers romance — plus, it’s set in the Wild West! What’s not to love?