Are you a fan of the hit Hallmark Channel series When Calls the Heart? If so you will be happy to know that season 2 premieres on April 25, 2015.
I have heard of the series, but I never watched it until recently when I received season one on DVD.
Here is a brief synopsis of the series.
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. When Calls the Heart tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.
Before I first watched the show I thought maybe it had something to do with different time periods. Some of the characters look more modern than others. It wasn’t until I started to watch the show that I realized all the characters live in the same town during the same time period.
I’m am happy that I have the complete first season to watch. It’s one of those series where you truly don’t want to wait another week to find out what happens next. You want to know NOW. Now that I have been watching the first season I am totally hooked and I cannot wait to see what the new season has in store.
Here is a trailer for season 2 of When Calls the Heart.
I love that the series is set in the 19th century. I enjoy seeing the beautiful dresses the ladies wear. I also find a man in a Canadian Mountie uniform very handsome.
When Calls the Heart is very much like a soap opera. The only difference is that When Calls the Heart is “family friendly.” Unlike today’s modern soap operas you don’t have to deal with the constant sex, violence and drama. This series if full of heart, true romance and situations fitting to the time period.
There is plenty of drama on When Calls the Heart, but it’s not the kinds of things modern soap operas draw upon. There are also plenty of “feel good” moments on the show too.
There is A LOT of romance in this series. I especially love the developing relationship between Elizabeth and Jack. They started out not liking each other at all but as time goes on you can clearly see that they were meant to be together. They make a beautiful couple.
I like that the series is set in a more simpler time. There were no televisions, cellphones or internet. I sometimes think life was much easier – to some degree – back in that time period.
I adore Lori Loughlin. She always puts a lot into her characters. I like that she’s a strong woman in this series, despite unfortunate events that changed her life forever.
General Hospital alumni, Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones), appears towards the end of season one as Bill Avery. It was nice to see him again. I used to love to watch him on GH. Now I get to watch him on When Calls the Heart. I hope we see a lot of his character in the upcoming season.
I’m certainly a fan of the series, and I’m not alone. There is a Facebook group for fans of the series, affectionately known as “Hearties,” with 22,700+ fans. That is amazing! Check them out here – When Calls the Heart “Hearties” Facebook Group.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the series return on April 25th. Please check your local TV guide listings for the channel and air time.
In honor of the upcoming second season I have season one of When Calls the Heart on DVD to give a lucky winner.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 7, 2015 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win When Calls the Heart Season One on DVD – OR – Who your favorite character is on the show.
For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries wont’ qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.
*Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. In addition I received season one on DVD free in order to do this review.