I recently had the chance to review When Calls the Heart: The Dance. This is the fourth release from the When Calls the Heart series on the Hallmark Channel inspired by the Janette Oke series and directed by Michael Landon, Jr. This particular disc covers episodes 5 (The Dance) and 6 (Miner’s games).
About When Calls the Heart: The Dance
New miners arrive in Coal Valley to help with the final stages of reopening the mine and the town decides to celebrate with a dance at the end of the week. One of the new miners, Billy Hamilton has taken a special interest in Elizabeth and she is flattered by the attention. Meanwhile, pregnant widow Carla Noonan has moved in with Abigail and Elizabeth so the women can keep and eye on her for the remainder of her pregnancy. As Elizabeth and Billy’s relationship develops, Jack becomes suspicious of Billy’s motives for pursuing Elizabeth so persistently.
When Calls the Heart – The Dance DVD is available on DVD with a suggested retail price of $18.99.
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My Thoughts about When Calls the Heart: The Dance
I really enjoyed seeing the characters develop in this episode. Like the others that came before, this one introduces new characters to Coal Valley. But, it is seeing the interaction of the new characters with the ‘main’ ones that helps to further develop the story line.
I loved seeing how the whole community wanted to band together and celebrate the re-opening of the mine to full capacity. That means welcoming several new (single) men to the town. And, for Elizabeth and a widowed woman, Mary, that means being courted by the new arrivals. However, not everyone is happy to see this happening.
It also means more work for Mountie Jack as someone is stealing valuables from different households. Who they catch in the act is not who was the prime suspect.
And, finally, you get a taste of the challenges faced by women in the ‘west’ as Carla’s pregnancy progresses without a doctor or midwife in sight.
Overall, this is evolving into a wonderful series which the whole family can enjoy.
Read past reviews for the When Calls the Heart series on DVD:
Have you watched any of When Calls the Heart? If so, do you have a favorite character or story?
Have you read books by Janette Oke? If so, which is a favorite?