Saturday, December 14, 2013

When Calls The Heart and a Giveaway

when calls the heart coverNote: The winner of this giveaway is Ann @ Cozy in Texas. Congratulations. Thanks to all that entered.
This time of the year, thoughts go to family and friends. I recently watched a delightful DVD – WHEN CALLS THE HEART - that embodies this, as well as finding love and following one’s heart.

Thanks to Elliott and the nice folks at Edify Media Inc., I have a copy of this enjoyable DVD to giveaway. Please see the end of the post for the giveaway details. 

This movie is based on the bestselling books by Janette Oke. The movie played on The Hallmark Channel and was the number one movie of the week. In addition, it led to the first television series inspired by a Christian author (coming out in January 2014 on the Hallmark Channel).

How often have you read a book and thought it would make a fun movie? WHEN CALLS THE HEART, based on a book by bestselling author Jeanette Oke, is now a heartwarming movie on DVD.

The story follows two generations and their desire to follow their calling – to be teachers. The story is told with flashbacks via entries from a diary.

Elizabeth Thatcher (played by Poppy Drayton) is a cultured young woman in 1910 who wants to teach school. When given the chance to teach out west, she gathers strength from a secret diary belonging to her Aunt Elizabeth (played by Maggie Grace). Her aunt’s journey to teach in the west gives Elizabeth the courage to accept the position in a frontier coal mining town.

On her journey to her new job, Elizabeth reconnects with Edward (played by Daniel Sharman), a family friend who has become a Royal Canadian Mountie. Much like her aunt who fell in love with Wynn (played by Stephen Amell), also a Mountie, Elizabeth discovers love sometimes finds you when you least expect it.

The actors do a wonderful job in their portrayals. Director Michael Landon Jr. does an amazing job bringing the story to screen.

WHEN CALLS THE HEART is a tender love story that will inspire. The story flows smoothly and at a steady pace. However, those looking for a nice tidy ending will be a bit disappointed. The movie concludes with a few lose ends, but is well worth the viewing.

When Calls The Heart by Word Films (Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb Company), Based on the book by Janette Oke, Directed by Michael Landon Jr., Run Time: 89 Minutes 

FTC Full Disclosure - I received this DVD from the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

First, let me share some information about the director and the movie company.

Michael Landon Jr. – Director:  
Michael Landon Jr., son of the late television legend Michael Landon, has been in the film business for over 25 years. With two of the highest rated films in the history of the Hallmark channel, and several top ten releases targeted to the Christian market, Michael has become known for creating heartfelt, inspiring films that connect to the family. He has developed and/or produced, directed, and written screenplays for Fox, CBS, NBC, Disney, Sony, Lifetime, and others.

About Word Entertainment:  
A leader in the music industry for over 60 years, Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb company, is a unique, comprehensive entertainment company comprised of multi-faceted artist service departments including publishing, merchandising, booking, and online initiatives. Word Entertainment represents some of the top names and brands in music, including Meredith Andrews, Chris August, BarlowGirl, Francesca Battistelli, Big Daddy Weave, Jason Castro, Patrick Ryan Clark, Everfound, for KING & COUNTRY, Group 1 Crew, Love & The Outcome, Dara Maclean, Point Of Grace and Sidewalk Prophets and is home to 25 Entertainment, Word Distribution (representing Curb Records and Big Idea/VeggieTales among others), Word Print, Word Films, Word Music Publishing and Word Label Group’s Word Records, Word Worship and Fervent Records.


This giveaway is for one DVD copy of WHEN CALLS THE HEART. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. only.

To enter this giveaway, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win When Calls the Heart.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win a copy of the WHEN CALLS THE HEART DVD is 8 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Now here’s a movie trailer for WHEN CALLS THE HEART for your viewing pleasure. Thanks so much for stopping by today.


  1. Mason - Oh, interesting! A historical story as well as a look at becoming a teacher. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Michael Landon Jr has directed some wonderful heart felt movies. Sounds like another great one.

  3. This looks great, love the historical aspect on this. Thanks for sharing!


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