WHEN CALLS THE HEART: A TELLING SILENCE
Feeling sorry for 8-year-old mute Rosaleen Sullivan, teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), reaches out to the little girl as they share lunch. But when Elizabeth is called away and then returns, Rosaleen is missing! Meanwhile, constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) discovers evidence that Cat Montgomery may have been involved in a suspicious church fire. Could the two cases be related?
MY REVIEW-Earlier this week we had a girl's night with a bit of a party and doing nails, eating snacks, etc. And guess what we popped in to watch? When Calls the Heart: A Telling Silence!! This is the second DVD that has been released in the TV series from Hallmark and I really love it. The movie was okay, but the series is really good. I enjoy the characters more and having the storyline is great.
If you remember from my review of the first one, Elizabeth Thatcher and Jack Thornton are living in the town of Coal Valley. She is a teacher, he is a Mountie. As this episode opens up we get to see Elizabeth teaching her class but one of the students sticks out in her view as little Rosaleen Sullivan doesn't talk. No matter what Elizabeth does, Rosaleen won't answer. Elizabeth takes her under her wing and tries getting into the shell that this little girl has erected. She is super sweet but just won't talk. We find out from her mother that ever since the day of the explosion that killed her husband, Rosaleen has shut down. The mother begs Elizabeth to do something and help her baby.
Jack in the meantime is doing some detective work on behalf of the preacher as the parson thinks that the church burned down because of an arson. And he believes it is Cat Montgomery. If you have seen the first dvd you will all remember Cat as the mother of Gabe, a student of Elizabeth's. Everyone believes she is innocent but some things just don't add up, including her whale oil can in the wreckage of the church and her whereabouts the night of the fire. One thing that got me was how the people responded to Jack doing his job. Elizabeth gets all mad at him when in reality it is his duty. There are two ways of looking at his work and one is that he suspects Cat, the other is he is trying to clear her. It just kinda irks me when people get upset over someone doing their job.
Again I want to say how well the acting is done. There are some funny parts in here, mainly when Jack has a hound adopt him:) Of course, calling the dog Rip was kinda cute too. There was one point I was hesitant over with how descriptive it could be for the young girls but nothing was said out of line or that even came close. As an adult you will get what is being said but very well handled. I love how the romance between Jack and Elizabeth is taken slowly. You can see they are both attracted to each other and there are times where there could have easily been a kiss but so far, not yet:) And the part in the boat? Ha!! We all laughed out loud over the smirk on his face. We also can't forget the part where he saves her life. Another part we liked was the little boy who has a crush on Elizabeth. Very sweet. Totally loved it and can't wait to get the next one! If I heard correctly, this dvd released at Walmart yesterday so if you are wanting something fun and family oriented, definitely pick this up. We really enjoyed it! Make sure to check the trailer below!!
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