About 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 coalmining 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.
I have been a fan of this show from the very beginning. I love when a program can be watched by the whole family without any fears over what the kids might see. It is a wholesome family friendly show and reminded me somewhat of the old tv series, Little House on the Prairie. The town is small and the people are dear to your heart. The story is based off of the When Calls The Heart book series by Janette Oke but they follow their own plots. Obviously there were only so many books so you can't have them be exact. I like that this was only based off the books. The characters are excellent and you feel like you know them. Believe me, by the time you are two episodes into the first season, you will be in love:)
When the first season ended there were some loose ends and questions that needed answered. Let me tell you though, they don't all get wrapped up in the premier episodes. There are many things left hanging which leads into an excellent second season. I don't want to give anything away but I should tell you there is some romantic tension, deception, healing and forgiveness as well as lots of new beginnings. You just have to watch it to find out what happens!!
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