The fifth installment of the Love Comes Softly series premiers April 7 on The Hallmark Channel. The films are based on the books by Janette Oke and focus on one family in the old west.

In this new original movie, Missie LaHaye (Erin Cottrell) returns home with her young son after her husband is killed. Missie takes the job of schoolteacher and some additional responsibilities. She adopts an orphan girl who is intent on rescuing her brother from his abusive adoptive parents.

Missie is also holding onto her grief over the deaths of her husband and baby daughter. Her work and her family are all she lives for, but just as her father discovered in the original film that started this series, there is always a second chance at love.

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Family dynamics come into play in this film, and good old-fashioned values. As with all of these stories, they are wholesome and heartwarming.

This is the third time Erin Cottrell returns in the role of Missie. Dale Midkiff has played the role of her father Clark in four of the five installments (in Love's Long Journey the character was absent from the story). Viewers have taken the characters to their hearts since the original film in 2003.

Love's Unending Legacy premieres Saturday April 7 at 9 P.M. (ET/PT) on The Hallmark Channel.