When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found

DVD Release: February 25, 2014
When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found


“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 coalmining 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.

Dove Review

Episode 1: Lost & Found – Elizabeth Thatcher arrives and immediately has a set of problems to deal with, including a few mothers of the children who are not sure she is right for the job, the recent death of several coal miners, and a small house she is to live in that she accidentally burns down. She also meets a young Canadian Mountie named Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) and sparks fly but it is difficult to determine if they are sparks of love or from tempers flaring as they clash frequently.

Episode 2: Cease and Desist : – The women are told by the mine owner, Mr. Gowan, that they will have to vacate the small homes where their husbands dwelt until their husbands met their fate in the mines. The women unite and decide to work in the mines as the only way they can conceive of keeping their homes and a roof over their children’s heads. Elizabeth Thatcher begins to hatch up a plan for the women to keep their homes without being gone from their families, sucking in coal dust. The plan looks like it will succeed but Gowan is a step ahead of them. As they are running out of time, they will need a new plan and they will have to unite in their hope for a miracle to occur.

This is a terrific DVD with wholesome entertainment and yet it manages to create real tension and drama in the lives of the town people. This is well worth owning and watching!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: Oh My Lord-1
Violence: The stage is robbed and riders hold up guns; belongings stolen; boys get in a fight in school and one accidentally connects with the teacher when she tries to separate them; a woman strikes at a man, thinking he filled in the work they did.
Drugs: A character says, "I need a drink and I don't drink drink!" The mention of whiskey; a man has a drink.
Nudity: None
Other: The church/school building burns down; School is held in saloon; a rat appearing frightens teacher; death and grief; tension between a man and woman; a woman hurts her leg and blood is seen on it.


Company: Word Films
Producer: Brian Bird
Genre: Drama
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter