When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart

DVD Release: May 26, 2015
When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart


From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy) and Lori Laughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart.

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 romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack) in the small frontier town of Coal Valley. But when she learns 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 Jack that Charles would be a better match for his well-bred daughter

Dove Review

“When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart” features the first two episodes of season two of this warm and family-driven drama, based on the book by Janette Oke. In the opening sequence of episode one Jack teaches Elizabeth to ride and they share a few close moments as well as a laugh. Jack tells Elizabeth that with their recent kiss he now has kissed five women, and she says in amazement, “Five?”. “Actually, just two” he replies with a twinkle in his eye. “You and my mother.” At that moment a telegram arrives, telling Elizabeth she is needed at home because her mother has taken ill. Jack volunteers to accompany Elizabeth home, and learns that she comes from an affluent high-society family. Can he fit in? Her father doesn’t seem to think so.

As the “Trials of the Heart” continues, a trial that will determine the fate of the families of the deceased miners takes place. Abigail is in for a surprise regarding her family and Julie meets Jack’s brother Tom, and takes a liking to him. Along with these new developments, Coal Valley gets a new name. The stories are both plot and character driven and reveals very human characters but most which cling to faith and family values, along with a few snakes to keep an eye on! We are pleased to award this DVD, “Trials of the Heart” our Dove Seal for Ages 12 and over.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing between a couple.
Language: OMG-1; H-1.
Violence: A fight and two brothers are thrown out of tavern; guns are drawn; woman hits man with a bag in the face; man punches another man.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes including toasts with champagne; beer drinking and whiskey in tavern; wine.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Tension between characters.


Company: Word Films
Director: Michael Landon, Jr., Neill Fearnley, Anne Wheeler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter