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Flyby Promotions has done it again. This is such a neat opportunity for me, and as you’ll see, an amazing chance for my readers as well.

I have always been a Janette Oke fan. The series When Comes the Heart was one of my favorites. I didn’t even realize there was a television series of the same name until a week or so before this opportunity came up. Some of my online friends were talking about it, and how much they enjoyed it. So I was intrigued, but we don’t have the Hallmark Channel. I thought I wouldn’t be able to see any of it until it moved to Netflix (it is available on iTunes!). However, because of Flyby, I was able to see Season 2’s premiere episdode! I totally loved it, and I know you will too. Season 2 will air on April 25 on the Hallmark Channel. I know, it’s a long time, but try to be patient! 😉

About the series:

The television series on Hallmark is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal-mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

My thoughts:

I thought the series captured the heart of Oke’s story, while being free to explore other storylines. I loved each of the actors – they were superb. RoseMary is especially perfectly over-the-top! The script and story-line is fun, well-written, expertly acted, even if it’s a bit cheesy at times. But it totally works for it, and I love it.
The only negative aspect I could think of were the low-cut blouses on the ladies, particularly Elizabeth. I find it doubtful that respectable ladies would show cleavage in the early 1900s.

The Giveaway:

Now for the fun part! One of my readers will be winning an AMAZING package – the ENTIRE collection of When Calls the Heart: Complete Season 1 Thank you so much to Flyby promotions as well as Word Films (which provided the discs).
When Calls the Heart
US and Canadian residents only, please.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
The winner will be chosen by the giveaway system below.
When Calls the Heart Season 1 DVD Set

Breaking news, from fan pages:

Hearties (that’s the pet name of WCTH fans!) can now pre-order Season 2 of When Calls the Heart on iTunes! The season pass will be released on Sunday, April 26. A 2-minute sneak peek is available now for FREE when you pre-order! When Calls The Heart, Season 2.

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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  1. Christy M. says:

    Huge Janette Oke fan, too. Read this series as a teen (in fact, may have the books upstairs) but had no idea it was a tv series!

  2. I know it’ll draw shock, but I haven’t read anything by Janette Oke that I can remember. We do own a few of the Love Comes Softly DVD’s that we enjoy though 🙂

  3. I loved this book! So excited about a DVD. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  4. I haven’t see When Calls the Heart yet as it is on a channel we don’t usually get. But I do love Janette Oak’s Love Comes Softly series movies.

  5. Have you seen the movie When Calls the Heart? I LOVE it, it’s got some of the same people from the show, but the main characters were different. (Plus it has Stephen Amell mmm) and it’s so good, I really want to see the show, but we don’t have cable either so it would be so cool to win.

  6. I have not watched this series yet

  7. I love Janette Oke and really enjoyed reading this series (the books!). I haven’t watched the tv series yet but have heard great things about them. 🙂 Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  8. I grew up reading Janette Oke. When Calls the Heart is my favorite of her series.

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