One of my family’s favorite shows on television is the Hallmark Channel’s exquisite When Calls the Heart series, from Janette Oke’s book series of the same name. Recently, we received the newest episode of When Calls the Heart, “Heart of the Family,” on DVD from FishFlix.
What is FishFlix?
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- Biblical Entertainment
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- and many other categories!
FishFlix provides excellent and wholesome entertainment for families, that is also priced very competitively. If you’d like more information on this great company, we reviewed a documentary from FishFlix earlier this year, called Privileged Species. You can just click on that link and see more.
When Calls The Heart “Heart Of The Family”
Hallmark Channel’s wonderful series, When Calls The Heart, has been a family favorite of ours ever since we saw the series’ first episode. When Calls The Heart tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a wealthy and privileged young woman who attends teachers’ college and leaves her home and family to teach school in the Canadian west, to the children of a small coal mining town. She discovers that her new life brings challenges she’d never expected. In spite of this, Elizabeth loves the children and her new friends; and is particularly captivated by a young Mountie, Jack Thornton.
This newest episode to us, “Heart of the Family,” is from season 2 of the series and picks up after Elizabeth returns to the coal mining town. She had gone back home to help care for her mother, who was very ill, but as her mom improved, Elizabeth was able to pick up her teaching responsibilities again. As well as to meet some unexpected challenges in Coal Valley!
Elizabeth’s dear friend Abigail (Lori Loughlin) has met her daughter-in-law and is employing her in her restaurant. The town’s rather eccentric young woman, Rosemary, thinks that Coal Valley (also known as Hope Valley) needs a theater–and an advice column as well, which she is more than happy to write! Elizabeth offers to stay with a homesteader’s children when he has to make an out-of-town trip, not imagining that work on a farm might be more than she could manage. Bill Avery returns to town in search of a counterfeiting ring. Elizabeth’s flighty younger sister Julie is finding ways to get into trouble back home.
But of course, one of the main reasons we all love When Calls The Heart is the charming relationship between Elizabeth (played by Erin Krakow) and the Mountie, Jack (played by Daniel Lissing). Jack is thrilled that Elizabeth has returned, and the two begin to settle back into their relationship…until Elizabeth’s old friend Charles Kensington shows up to do some business with the mill owner. Needless to say, Jack isn’t too happy about this!
What we thought about this newest episode:
As I mentioned, When Calls The Heart is probably our favorite television show, so our entire family sat down to watch this DVD together. We love its wholesome qualities and fine acting, and the sweet nature of the show in general. And, we’re just delighted with the relationship between Jack and Elizabeth. In the early days of their meeting, they did a lot of verbal sparring, which was actually wonderful to watch. Now, however, they’re in a very different spot, where Jack is wondering what Elizabeth is doing with Charles. Elizabeth, however, seems sort of clueless.
However, it is pretty wonderful to catch up with the characters in this newest 2-part episode. Each of the characters in the show had some new events or changes to deal with, or challenges to overcome. We really enjoyed watching it. I think our biggest problem with it is that (despite the fact that it was two whole episodes) it was over too soon! We really want to know what happens next, with everyone.
We do adore When Calls The Heart, and are happy to recommend it to you. You can purchase When Calls the Heart “Heart of the Family” from FishFlix. In addition, Schoolhouse Review Crew members reviewed four other excellent DVDs from FishFlix. If you click on the banner below, you can read more about their experiences!
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