When Calls the Heart- Heart of the Community

DVD Release: June 6, 2017
When Calls the Heart- Heart of the Community


From celebrated author Janette Oke (The “Love Comes Softly” series) this rigorous and romantic adventure is as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (“Army Wives”), Daniel Lissing (“Eye Candy”), Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”) and Lori Loughlin (“Full House,” “90210”) star in “When Calls The Heart,” a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press). The arrival of the railroad brings growing pains for Hope Valley, and Elizabeth finds she doesn’t have enough school supplies for all of her students. Rosemary helps her settle on the idea of a carnival to raise funds. But also “helping” is Ray Wyatt, the railroad representative, who launches a campaign to replace Elizabeth as Hope Valley’s schoolteacher! Meanwhile, Abigail tries to find a balance between good business and what’s good for the town, and Frank, Bill and Jack find their hands full after the Tate brothers break out of jail… and begin their own campaign to rob the bank!

Dove Review

“When Calls the Heart—Heart of the Community” features two inspiring and wonderful episodes from the popular show’s fourth season. Acting mayor, Abigail, makes a decision about the railroad coming to town. It is not a popular decision with everyone. This episode is about sticking to one’s conviction and sometimes making unpopular and hard decisions. Mountie Jack, Pastor Frank, and Bill Avery hunt down the notorious Tate brothers, so there’s a good mixture of action in addition to the other themes of love, unpopular decisions, and dealing with unfairness.

These two episodes are combined onto one wonderful DVD. This inspiring show is family-friendly, featuring wholesome themes, entertainment, and delightful characters. We are pleased to award it our highest rating, five Doves.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couples kiss.
Language: None
Violence: A man attempts to shoot a law officer; man is hit with gun butt; man is punched and hit in the jaw.
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between characters


Company: Edify Media
Director: Neill Fearnley
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 84 min.
Starring: Erin Krakow, Terence Kelly, Jack Wagner, Pascale Hutton. Martin Cummins, Daniel Lissing, Lori Loughlin, Kavan Smith
Reviewer: Edwin L Carpenter