Janette Oke's "When Calls the Heart" has been brought to life. Originally a Hallmark Channel movie, the novel has inspired a series by the same name. I received a 10 DVD Edition of the complete season one from Fly By Promotions through a giveaway at www.kitchentable4.com. Included in the 10 DVDs is 6 discs of season one, the original movie (which is in the middle of the box), one disc is a "get to know" disc about Michael Landon Jr, the director, and Ms. Oke. The other discs are the episodes split up as shown on the Hallmark Channel.
I really liked this series. I have been a fan of Oke and the "Love" movies for years, especially the first one. I like this series better. (other than the first Love movie of course) Elizabeth Thatcher, a well-to-do young woman from the East comes to the wild west in pursuit of her dreams of being a teacher. She finds herself in Coal Valley, a company town, with a scoundrel for a boss and a strong, wise woman, played by Lori Loughlin, for a confidant and town leader. The actors portraying the characters are a perfect fit. The story lines move easy yet still have a distinct plot for each episode as well. Erin Krakow plays Miss Thatcher. You may recognize her from "Army Wives"; and her sister is played by Charlotte Hegele of Bomb Girls fame. The acting is wonderful, exceeding expectations! I love this story and the show. I am DVRing season 2 right now.