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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

When Calls The Heart - DVD Giveaway

What happens when you blend together two very different periods in time into a poignant movie? For me, you get a sensational movie to speaks to both your heart and soul! Think Dowtown Abbey meets the old west and you have the backdrop to When Calls The Heart, a family movie from Michael Landon Jr and Word Films.

This is the film adaptation of the story by best selling author Janette Oke about Elizabeth Thatcher (Poppy Drayton) who wishes to make a difference in her life by using her teaching skills to work in a school. But soon after meeting with Mr. Higgins, she learns the only way she'll be able to get a teaching position is if she is willing to do whatever it takes to show Mr. Higgins just how grateful she truly is. However Mr. Higgins isn't suggesting the same type of gratefulness that Elizabeth is. She is horrified to learn that when she declines his proposition, the only available teaching position he offers her, is one out west in Coal Valley that he believes she will never take. Being the daughter of a prominent high society family, she feels confident she should prove them all wrong, even her parents who believe that the horrors of living on the west will be more than she can handle.

Her sister Julie, even goes so far to prove her point by suggesting she live in the old caretakers cottage on the family estate without aid of servants to cook and clean for her. She doesn't expect Elizabeth to take the wager and believes her strong determination to prove her family wrong will ultimately win. But Julie isn't about to be swayed. She takes it upon herself to make sure that Elizabeth is an uncomfortable in the cottage as possible even using some hints from an old family diary she discovers locked in her parents safe to help speed along the wager.

However armed with the determination of not only in proving her family and Mr. Higgins wrong, Elizabeth immerses herself in the diary of her Aunt Elizabeth (Maggie Grace) who left the family to head west for a teaching position herself in Pine Springs and chronicles just how difficult it was but how perseverance and faith in God allowed her to triumph where others believe she would fail. The movie toggles between the story of both Elizabeth's living in different time periods but with similar circumstances that cheer one another to move forward in their quest to do what each of them believes is a calling in their own heart to make a difference.

I received When Calls the Heart compliments of Word Films and Edify Media for my honest review and did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable one. My only wish is for more of this series. My youngest daughter when we viewed the trailer couldn't wait for the movie to come in the mail to review. She was anticipating this one as much as I was. We were not disappointed when we literally watched it the same day we got it. She even cried during the movie but it goes to show just how much storms will try our character and faith but in the long run, it truly is worth the effort. Hands down, a perfect 5 out of 5 star rating in our opinion and one we have added to our own personal family library collection. This is a film for all ages to view and LOVE that more films like this are being masterfully created for us to enjoy at home. This movie aired previously on the Hallmark Channel and had led to the creation of a television series coming in 2014. This movie received 5 doves for family entertainment.

For more information about When Calls The Heart, Word Films or where to pick up a copy of this DVD today, please click on the links below:

You can follow When Calls The Heart on Facebook to stay up to date on the upcoming series.

Now for the best part, thanks to Edify Media, they are providing a copy of When Calls The Heart to one lucky follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here are your guidelines to enter.

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart. 

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US Shipping Address. Please No P.O. Boxes.

3. "Like" When Calls the Heart on Facebook. 

4. Leave a comment below along with your email address telling me why you'd like to win to a copy of this DVD. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols. I will notify the winner by email once the review ends on November 30th.


  1. Hello, I'm so grateful to be back blogger and visiting all of my favorite blogs. I loved the trailer and your review definitely grew my interest.
    I would love to win a dvd copy because it is just the type of 'family' video I enjoy when my family get together for a family movie night. This must be in my collection. rdg (dot)rendezvous(at)gmail (dot) com

  2. I started this movie and had to go some where, would love to finish it.
    Email subscriber, like FB
    Theresa N

  3. I would love to have a copy of this movie. It is one I will want to watch over and over. I liked the facebook page and have subscribed to your blog by e-mail. I love reading your blogs.

    wwchildren at gmail dot com

  4. Love good clean movies and really like the story line. I liked the FB page and I follow your blog by e mail
    Thank You

  5. I like historical stories and on Facebook it says it's set in Canada (I've visited Toronto twice). I like seeing the Mounties in their uniforms. I like clean movies, too.


  6. I would love to win this movie. I have loved Janette Oke's books a long time and would love to own this movie too.
    bveinotte at juno dot com

  7. I would love to be added to this contest. I am a follower. I have liked
    When Calls The Heart on Facebook. I live in the USA. I want this book for I love all of Janette Oke's books and movies. She is great. Can't wait for this series to start on HallMark on TV. Please put my name in. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. This looks like a really good movie and book. I love to watch good family movies like this. I am a blog follower and liked it on fb. Jonesfd(at)aol(dot)com

  9. This is one of my favorite books put to film, would love to win it!

  10. This looks like a great faith based historical movie that we can watch as a family. I know we all would enjoy it.
    I follow your blog by e mail
    I have liked When Calls the Heart on facebook as Merry Sunshine
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. I would love to win a copy of this for my grown daughter, Kimberly. She has all the previous Janette Oake movies and loves them.


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