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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Direct (1983)
  • ISBN-10: 0553805606
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553805604
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Karen S on Feb. 8 2015
Format: DVD
I was expecting to see the movie version of the book I had come to love by Janette Oke where Elizabeth and Constable Jack Thornton fall in love in this small mining town Instead, about 95% of the movie takes place before Elizabeth reaches the coal mining town where the book actually takes place. Furthermore about 50% of the movie centers on the story of Elizabeth namesake's aunt through a diary she and her sister borrow of their aunt's life. I was expecting to have her meet her aunt as she travelled west, instead, she arrives relatively safe and sound and the rest of her aunt's story disappears into time. The movie ends where the television series begins.

If one is looking for a stand alone movie, this certainly isn't it. If one is looking to watch the prequel to the television series, then, this movie is for you because once Elizabeth arrives, the viewers are greeted to the set where the television series takes place. Furthermore we meet the secondary characters played by the same people in the series with the exception of Elizabeth and Jack who are played by a different actors in the series.

I loved the books and other movie adaptions of her books but unfortunately, this movie doesn't cut it as a stand alone movie. I wish it did because Janette Oke is one of my favorite authors but it doesn't and that's the way it stands for now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By just a little bookworm on June 12 2014
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I had seen a few episodes of the series "When Calls The Heart", and found the general idea intriguing, and different from Oke's other works. I decided I should read the book before continuing the tv series. The book was easy to read quickly, so it didn't really interrupt my youtube binge of the series in its honour. :) The book is sweet and simple, and I think a lot of young teachers (or people who remember being young teachers) will be able to relate to many of the themes and anecdotes. I did find that some elements of the story were left stated to, rather than emotionally experienced by, the reader. For example, some of the teacher's relationships - familial, friendships, and romances - were oversimplified to the point where I had to wonder about the main character's emotional depth (or the emotional depth of the others involved). For those areas, you have to fill in the gaps, and imagine your own backstory to really feel any sympathy for some of the characters. Nevertheless, the book does take you on a charming, if predictable, journey. Not a book for someone expecting novelty or challenge or surprise, but a gentle read for someone looking to enjoy a familiar ride.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Jan. 15 2002
Format: Paperback
I have read most of Janette Oke's books, and I must say that "When Calls the Heart" is really one of her best books. It is one of the few Janette Oke books I have actually enjoyed, without getting annoyed at the characters or finding historical inaccuracies.
The book's heroine, Elizabeth, travels to the western frontier to be a teacher. Her adventures are interesting and often humorous (but not outlandish) as she adapts from city life to frontier life. Of course, she meets a handsome Mountie and falls in love with him... Untypically, Janette Oke doesn't have them meet each other right away, and quickly marry them off; she allows Elizabeth to remain in suspense for quite some time and get to actually know Wynn (the Mountie) better. That is one thing I liked better about this book than other Janette Oke books- the characters were more realistic (on the whole) and they did not fall in love at first sight and want to get married right away. I liked that because it left the plot freer for other topics besides the characters' romance.
I must say, however, that one must not let the good reviews of "When Calls the Heart" to lead them into buying the other three books in the "Canadian West" series. They are not nearly as good as the first book. In fact, I highly suggest that you read "Mrs. Mike", by Benedict and Nancy Freedman, instead. "Mrs. Mike" is a true story, and when you compare it with the remainder of the Canadian West books, it is obvious where Janette Oke got much of her material for incidents and characters.
You'll enjoy "When Calls the Heart." I definitely did. The other three books aren't as good, but you can read "When Calls the Heart" by itself; it doesn't necessarily need sequels.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stan on March 27 2014
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A wonderful story, we really enjoyed the movie. Well done, everyone should wathc this movie, I would reccomend it all.
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By A Customer on Oct. 21 1999
Format: Paperback
From the moment you pick up this fantastic premier to a wonderful series you will find yourself entrenched in the life of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young, eastern school teacher who braves the establishing Alberta fronteir to bring literacy and knowledge to the children. The ups and downs of teaching and the challenges of life in this new land warm your heart and bring tears to your eyes. An added bonus is the good clean romance that developes between Wynn and Elizabeth, who both are determined not to marry. God's hand is evident in both of their lives and this well written story has to potential for making one reflect on his or her own spiritual walk!
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By Averil on Aug. 28 2000
Format: Paperback
I've read many of Oke's books and liked them, but for some reason I'd never picked up a Canadian West book. I waited way to long, because I loved this book. It was my favorite of her's along with The Meeting Place. I enjoyed Elizabeth's thoughts and troubles at getting her school. It's nice to see her win the hearts of all her students. I really admire her. This book touched my heart and also made me laugh. The mouse situation is hilarious! And then there's Wynn--he can't help but fall in love with Elizabeth, even if he is determined not to. A very romantic, adventurous, and beautiful book. I definately recommend it.
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