I have to say the movies don't follow the books at all! I have always love Janette Oke but the movies don't do the books justice. Missie is just a toddler in the first book & then the family continues to grow. The movies don't stay with the books & are wrong. Missie's husband never dies & neither does the baby. Clark wasn't injured by a logging accident but was hurt in a cave in. I'm hesitant to even watch the newest movie from the Canadian series because it will probably be just as wrong.
This review covers the whole series, which I think is wonderful!! By & large, I think the acting ranged from very good to superior although, I thought a couple of characters were miscast. I can't find the words to tell you how much I enjoyed this series. I watched all 8 dvds repeatedly. I'd read the books of this series some years ago & enjoyed them so much. I intend to read them again to compare them to the dvds.