Tuesday, August 26, 2014

When Calls the Heart: Lost & Found (DVD Review)

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this DVD, at no cost to me, for review purposes.  I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions in this post are my own.

From the back cover:
"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 19th 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.
The series is inspired by Janette Oke's bestselling book series about the Canadian West, and reunites Oke with Executive Producer and Director, Michael Landon, Jr.
This is the first DVD of 10 in the series.
Elizabeth arrives in Coal Valley unaware of the mine tragedy that has recently occurred in the town.  A few of the mothers tell her what happened.  Through the rest of the movie we see the challenges faced by the women and children, not the least of which is the threat of losing their homes to the coal-mining company.

"When Calls the Heart:  Lost & Found" is a story of courage and perseverance.  It features women who are strong enough to fight for their children and themselves.

I enjoyed "When Calls the Heart:  Lost & Found."  I liked the characters, especially the women who were strong yet feminine.  I liked the snippets of comedy and romance, which kept the tone fairly light even with the tragedy and struggles.  Overall, it's a good, clean movie.

I recommend this movie for women and girls.  My husband and son weren't interested in it, because it's mostly about relationships rather than adventure.  I get that, so I didn't try to persuade them.  (It was a good way to occupy myself while they were out doing father-son stuff.)

To see the trailer, go to the "When Calls the Heart:  Lost & Found" page on Amazon.com and scroll down to "Videos Related to this Product."

1 comment :

  1. Great review, Melissa! This #Heartie LOVED When Calls the Heart, and am so excited that they plan to produce a season 2. Can't wait! :)


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