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When Calls the Heart, The Heart of Faith
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2017
Run Time: 84 minutes
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Shout Factory
Available: Online; Christian retailers
Christmas is coming to Hope Valley and everyone’s in a festive mood. Rosemary and Lee have returned from their honeymoon to reside in their new row house next to Elizabeth, who’s busy helping her students mount a nativity play. A traveling peddler, Sam, is mistaken for Santa by the kids… and then mistaken for a thief – temporarily – by Jack! But Elizabeth is stunned when word arrives that the supply train has derailed. Without costumes for the play, food for the feast and presents for the kids, Christmas will be ruined! It takes a lot of faith, spirit, and the cooperation of friends and family to show Hope Valley what Christmas is all about!
Summertime pilots continue to crash and burn. As I await the new fall prime time season, luckily I have a solid option–my collection of favorite DVD’s. Since it remains Christmas in July for the Hallmark Channel, it is only apropos that I pop in When Calls the Heart, It Begins with Heart, the Premier Special for last years Season 4. Consider it as a stand alone feature. Its romance, drama, and positive messages make it wholesome family entertainment.
My Opinion Only:
Wholesome writing inspired by Oke’s novels, cinematography low-budget but spectacular, and a fantastic ensemble of talent (Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner, and Lori Loughlin) has made When Calls the Heart a popular series for four seasons. Its story, however predictable, recalls a simpler, more innocent time. Seeing early 20th Century North American frontier pioneers relying on God and one another is inspiring.