Are you, like me, a confirmed Janette Oke fan? Years ago when I was pregnant and on bed rest, I discovered her wonderful books and read all of them that she’d published up to that point. I have loved her ever since!
Imagine my surprise when, several weeks ago, I discovered that some of her books have been turned into a series on the Hallmark Channel! We only watch a couple of shows on TV, and frankly, I must admit that I’m not that aware of television programming outside of those two! However, when the opportunity to preview the first episode of season 2 of “When Calls The Heart”….AND to giveaway a DVD collection of the entire season 1 of the series, I jumped at the chance!
In case you’re not familiar with Janette Oke, she writes heartwarming and faith-filled novels. Many of them are set in the Canadian West, during the 1800’s-early 1900’s. And they are truly wonderful: characters you bond with immediately; wholesome stories of young men and women who face challenges of every nature, yet who meet those challenges head on with faith, hope and purity.
Hallmark Channel, and Michael Landon, Jr., have taken Janette Oke’s stories and turned them into a wonderful television series starring Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing and Lori Loughlin. Elizabeth Thatcher, a wealthy young woman, has taken a position as a teacher in a small, coal-mining town in the wilds of Canada. She is befriended by Abigail Stanton, owner of the local cafe who was widowed when her husband was killed in a mine explosion which took the lives of many of the men of the town. Mountie Jack Thornton serves as constable in the town, yet he and Elizabeth are drawn to one another.
In this premiere episode of Season 2, there is a lot going on! The widows are seeking justice for the mine accident that took their husbands and sons; Abigail and a mysterious man embark on a friendship; and Elizabeth and Jack continue their deepening friendship. And Elizabeth discovers that her mother, back at home, is seriously ill. But that’s only in the first few minutes of the show. You’ll have to watch it to find out what happens next….and it’s not at all going to be what you’d expect!
My husband, son (a 7th grader) and I were able to watch the first and second episodes of season 2’s “When Calls The Heart” early….the season premiere will actually be on Saturday, April 25th on the Hallmark Channel. (Don’t miss it!)
I mentioned earlier that we only watch a couple of TV shows. And I really wasn’t sure what my son would think of “When Calls The Heart.” He is actually more interested in ninjas and comic book heroes, and he’s not someone who’d normally watch movies about the days depicted in this series, or in the Canadian West. However, all three of us enjoyed it thoroughly; so much so that I have put all of season 1 of “When Calls The Heart” on hold at our local library, so we can get caught up! The story and characters are so engaging; the show itself is sweet; and it’s really great for family viewing.
So definitely—mark your calendars for April 25 and watch the season 2 premiere of “When Calls The Heart” on the Hallmark Channel! And even better, I have a fabulous giveaway for U.S. and Canadian readers!
Word Films has graciously provided me with the entire 10-DVD collection of “When Calls The Heart” Season 1, for one winner of my giveaway! Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!
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