Tuesday, August 19, 2014

When Calls The Heart: Second Chances DVD #Review #Hearties

When Calls the Heart- “Second Chances” is a feature length film from the episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series.  The When Calls the Heart television series debuted on the Hallmark Channel to more than 3 million viewers, making it the No. 2 for the night on all of cable for the primary telecast at 9 p.m and No. 3 overall in households.   Distributed by Word Entertainment, previous DVD’s are available to purchase in Christian Retail.

Synopsis-  As Elizabeth and Jack fight to restore their relationship, she searches for ways to help one of her older students learn how to read. Meanwhile, Adam Miller struggles to adjust to his new disability. With so many difficult changes affecting the community, can Elizabeth create a Founder's Day play that will spark hope in everybody's hearts?.

MY THOUGHTS-Ever since watching the first episode of this series, I have been a big fan. When Calls the Heart is not only family friendly but interesting, romantic and almost reminds me of Little House on the Prairie. It is just that good and part of why I like it. Not just about the romance between Jack and Elizabeth but also about the town of Coal Valley and the people living there.

On this DVD titled Second Chances we actually have two episodes of the show. In the last installment Elizabeth was duped by a scam artist known as Billy. Jack never felt comfortable with him but Elizabeth just saw him as being a pain and overly protective. Though in the back of her mind I think she knew his protectiveness stemmed from his attraction to her:) So in this episode Billy has been banished and Jack and Elizabeth are trying to get back to normal in their relationship. Elizabeth is also helping a struggling student who has trouble with his reading. I totally fell in love with Bo Grady and his sweet attitude.

The trouble is far from over for Coal Valley and its people. One of the women in town is waiting for her husband to return from the hospital after the accident in the mine. What she doesn't know, and he hasn't told her, is he is returning with only one leg. Leaving him to feel like half a man. My heart ached for Adam and his family. The two little girls are so adorable and while they understand Daddy is sorting through his troubles they want things to go back to the way they were before the accident. One thing Elizabeth tells them really hit home for me. "You can only love him. You are not responsible for his actions or the way he responds".

We also see Abigail fighting for her home and the memories enveloped in that little row home. I was once again struck by how easy we have it today and how different it was back then. I also wanted to slap Henry Gowan:) For some reason he tends to bring that out in me. There was one word in here where Gowan uses "Hell" and not in the biblical sense. Otherwise totally family friendly and one your family will watch again and again!! Cannot wait for the next installment!!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

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