Friday, April 1, 2016

When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart
By Janette Oke
Bethany House, 1983. 221 pgs. Romance

Elizabeth Thatcher, a school teacher, has always lived in the big city. After feeling like she needs to expand her horizons, she decides to move west from Toronto to a small farming community on the western Canadian frontier. Her older brother Jon and his family  live in Calgary, however that is more than 100 miles from Pine Springs where she takes the first teaching position that area has ever had. She faces various challenges adjusting to frontier life, some of them quite entertaining! Along the way, she meets a local Royal Canadian Mountie, Wynn. Despite both of their determinations to stay single, they find themselves spending more and more time in each other's company.

I've recently been watching the Hallmark mini-series by this same title. Although the basic premise is the same the mini-series has been a bit different at least from this first book Janette Oke's Canadian West Series. Despite their differences, I've enjoyed both this book and the mini-series and am excited to try the next book in this series.


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