Sunday, November 2, 2014

When Calls the Heart: Change of Heart

When Calls the Heart Change of Heart cover Thoughts in ProgressThe title says it all in this latest DVD release from the Hallmark Channel series inspired by the bestselling books of Janette Oke – WHEN CALLS THE HEART: CHANGE OF HEART.

Mounty Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) is dedicated to his career and believed there was little room for romance. But little by little the local school teacher, Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), has become a factor in his life.

Just as Jack finally asks Elizabeth out on a real date (and she accepts), Elizabeth’s sister, Julie (Charlotte Hegele), arrives in Coal Valley. Jack gets the biggest surprise when Julie is accompanied by Mounty Patrick O’Reilly (Ken Tremblett), his replacement. Jack had forgotten he requested a transfer his first week in Coal Valley. Torn between his duty and his increasing feelings for Elizabeth, Jack must make a hard decision.

Meanwhile, Julie encounters an injured man near town. Julie believes she is helping him get away from his outlaw brother when he is in fact the outlaw leader. In addition, Abigail (Lori Loughlin) uncovers information about the mine disaster that could also tarnish her late husband’s reputation. As trouble and danger ensues, Jack and Elizabeth have to deal with issues at hand along with their change of heart toward each other.

This is a heartwarming story that the entire family can watch together. It combines friendship, family values, humor and a touch of romance.

The setting of Coal Valley and the era portrayed takes the viewer to a simpler, but difficult way of life. The characters are realistic and likable with the actors bringing them to life with excellent performances.

Watching WHEN CALLS THE HEART: CHANGE OF HEART will tug on your heart strings and hold you spellbound wondering what will happen next. This is a charming story to share with everyone.

When Calls the Heart: Change of Heart by Frontier Productions LLC (Word Entertainment, a Warner/Curb Company), Written by Ken Craw and Vanessa Parise, Directed by Anne Wheeler and Neill Fearnley, ASIN: B00OAFBRLU

FTC Full Disclosure - I received this DVD from Edify Media, Inc. in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.

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.

Brian Bird- Writer/Producer : Brian Bird is co-founder with partner Michael Landon, Jr., of Believe Pictures, a film and television production company.  He was co-executive producer and writer on the successful television series, Touched by an Angel.  Adding to Brian’s success, he had also written and produced episodes of Evening Shade, Step by Step and The Family Man.  Most recently, Bird wrote and produced Gametime, a two-hour television pilot for NBC, The Shunning, inspired by the novel by best-selling author Beverly Lewis, for the Hallmark Channel, and Not Easily Broken, adapted from the novel by T.D. Jakes and released theatrically by Sony/TriStar. 

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.

Thanks so much for visiting today. Hope you’re having a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. Did you remember to turn your clocks back? Does your family have a favorite movie or TV show ya’ll enjoy watching together?

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  1. Good for Michael Landon Jr.! Glad he's done so well and for following in his father's footsteps with wholesome and Christian films. If only more people got the message...

  2. Mason - I didn't know this one was done by Landon's son. Interesting! And it sounds like a story with a solid sense of setting and character too.

  3. It sounds like a worthwhile story. Refreshing after so many bang-bang blow-up films that seem to be the norm these days.

  4. How interesting that Michael Landon's son is in the movie industry. I used to enjoy his shows.


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