So years ago, about 30 (eeep!) my mother purchased this set of Christian Fiction for my older sister to read. It was written by Janette Oke and it was my first foray into the genre Christian Fiction.
I don't remember how much my sister enjoyed those books oh so long ago but I loved them! And so much I flew through the series and went back for more.
Fast forward 30 years and Janette Oke's books are being made into family friendly movies. The latest one is the When Calls the Heart Series and Season 2 premiers this week on April 25th.
First the back story about the series:
About Season 1:
So after watching Season 2 I had to go back and watch Season 1 of When Calls the Heart to get the complete back story. I enjoyed watching it so much that I had to go back and watch season 1 which I never did before. I also now have my family on a binge watch of season 1 so they can catch up with Season 2 also.
About the Season 2 Premier:
So I really don't like to give spoilers but this is Season 2. That being the case in order to understand Season 2 you have to go through Season 1. So I'll be mentioning a few things in Season 1.
The day in court between the coal miner's widows and the mining company comes to a head. This is the juicy part and probably the thing that made me want to go back and watch Season 1 the most. So I could have an appreciation with what is going on. We find out a little bit more about Inspector Avery and smarmy Gowen is just as smarmy as ever.
Elizabeth gets some news and heads back home to check it out. We meet a new character that frankly I could do without. And where do things stand with Jack now that he said what he said at the end of Season 1 (I'm sorry I hate to give spoilers)?
Also some little tidbits. The “feel” of Season 1 is not quite there with Season 2. It seems slightly more modern. We switch locations often (much to my husband's dislike). And Jack doesn't look quite as clean cut. At least in this first episode of Season 2 he does not carry as much of a commanding presence as he did in Season 1.
I'm still excited to find out what's in store for us…I mean Jack and Elizabeth in this new season.
Tune in on April 25th on Hallmark.Hallmark Channel Online..
Now how do these shows stand up against the books? Well I have not read the books in over 20 years but I remember enjoying them and I don't remember any of this except Elizabeth, Jack, and RIP. I imagine some of it includes the same characters but I think the storylines are vastly different. But don't quote me on that. The books are worth your time as is the show.
Now I'm giving away one copy of When Calls the Heart Season 1 DVD supplied by Word Films. Watch the story over and over and over again in the comfort of your own home :). Also available online :When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 1
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