DVD Review: "When Calls the Heart-Lost & Found"

"When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found"

DVD Review
Word Entertainment

Release Date: Feb 25, 2014
Source: DVD sent by publicist in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About the DVD: (from the publicist)

“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.

My Review: 

I'll admit it, I'm a Heartie. Yes, fans of this show have their own nickname and call themselves Hearties. You might remember my review of the movie pilot for this show. This DVD contains the first two episodes of the television series. I admit that was bewildered at the start of the first episode of the show, because I felt like a lot changed from the movie that I loved. But I quickly grew to love Elizabeth and Jack and their story and I've decided to look at the movie and the tv show as completely separate, and I love both versions.

This show reminds me so much of one of my favorite tv shows, "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman." It's such a quality, feel-good family show. The setting of the western frontier has always been one of my favorites. I love that we really get to know all of the different citizens of the community as well as the main characters.

In these two episodes, we meet Elizabeth, a wealthy young woman who comes to Coal Valley to take the town teaching position. She is shocked to learn that there is no schoolhouse, so she will be teaching the children in the saloon. Most of the women in town are skeptical of the newcomer, except for Abigail, who is kind and even invites Elizabeth to stay in her own home after a series of mishaps. Abigail becomes a friend and even mentor to Elizabeth, and their friendship is great to watch.

Jack is the Canadian Mountie assigned to be Coal Valley's constable. He thinks that Coal Valley doesn't need a constable and he was only sent there on a mission from Elizabeth's wealthy father in order to protect her. At first, Jack is a bit standoffish, but soon he becomes a very likable character and he is very soft hearted under that prickly exterior. Elizabeth and Jack have a fantastic chemistry together, and you can't help but root for them to be together, and swoon over every tiny spark between them. I can't wait to see where their romance goes!

Bottom Line: This DVD is the first two episodes of a wonderful, good-hearted tv show and the introduction to the fantastic characters who have found their way into my heart. After watching this DVD, you will be waiting with baited breath for the rest of the series.

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Since I am now a Heartie, I have made a pin board on Pinterest for the "When Calls the Heart" series. Check it out below if you would like to see some great photos from this beautiful show!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this DVD from the publicist in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This is new to me but I like the title, blurb, and of course your review. It seems like a really sweet story. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I do like the shows made from her books :)


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