Thursday, May 14, 2015


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

“Old-fashioned, nostalgic… escapist fun like an evening of Downtown Abbey

This past Mother's Day weekend, my parents came to visit.  Not only did the girls get to spend time with them, but I got to watch a few chick flick movies with my mom, like we used to do when I lived at home years ago.  It was so much fun being able to watch a movie after the kids went to bed, without interruption, and have someone sitting with me who enjoyed sappy love stories. :-)

The first movie that we watched was WHEN CALLS THE HEART: TRIALS OF THE HEART COMES, which is releasing on DVD on May 26th from Shout! Factory. You may have seen episodes of this hit romantic drama, which aired on the Hallmark Channel.  If you love strong independent female characters with a love stories and struggles being the central core of the plot, then you will love "When Calls The Heart: Trials of the Heart." 

Fans of the show will be excited to hear that the show has returned for Season 2 this past April 25th.  Both my mom and I have been tuning in and talking about the episodes after each viewing. :-)  But, with our crazy schedules we did miss a couple of episodes from Season 1, so this DVD release came at a great time, so that we could watch some of our favorite episodes and see ones we missed.

Here is more about this Hallmark Channel romantic drama, and the Season 1 DVD, soon to be released on DVD on May 26th from Shout! Factory...

"On May 26th, Shout! Factory will release one of television’s most romantic and family friendly dramas, When Calls The Heart: Trials of the Heart, on DVD.

Inspired by celebrated author Janette Oke's bestselling Canadian West book series, comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Starring Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210), and Jack Wagner (The Bold & The Beautiful, General Hospital), When Calls The Heart is “a beautiful story with roots in relationships, self-empowerment, and theenduring power of love” (Common Sense Media). 

Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) is an independent, strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and found a job, a home – and a bit of unexpected romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack (Lissing) – in the small frontier town of  Coal Valley. But when she receives a telegram informing her that her mother has taken ill, she returns to Hamilton, her hometown, with Jack as her escort. Once in the comparably opulent Hamilton, Elizabeth and Jack are confounded by Jack’s ne’er-do-well brother and Elizabeth’s former suitor, Charles Kensington. But it is Elizabeth’s father, William, who drives a wedge between them when he suggests to class-conscious Jack that Charles would be a better match for his well-bred daughter. This is a story about love… frontier style.

Executive produced by Michael Landon Jr., Brad Krevoy, and Brian Bird, When Calls The Heart airs on The Hallmark Channel, returning for Season 2 on April 25, 2015."


Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I have heard about this show but have not seen it yet I think it is something that I would really enjoy so I have got to check it out thanks for sharing and have a great day.
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