When Calls the Heart

When Calls the Heart

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by Janette Oke
     
 

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Nothing in her privileged eastern upbringing has prepared Elizabeth for the challenges of frontier life...

Elizabeth Thatcher is young, pretty, cultured, and educated. But when she journeys west to teach school in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, she's completely unprepared for the conditions she encounters. Still, she's determined to succeed at the

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Nothing in her privileged eastern upbringing has prepared Elizabeth for the challenges of frontier life...

Elizabeth Thatcher is young, pretty, cultured, and educated. But when she journeys west to teach school in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, she's completely unprepared for the conditions she encounters. Still, she's determined to succeed at the formidable task of fitting in with the locals and shaping the hearts and minds of the schoolchildren in her care.

She's just as determined not to give her heart to any of the local frontiersmen. Until she meets Wynn Delaney, a member the Royal Canadian Mounted Police...

Special bonus section featuring a letter from Janette Oke and photographs from the movie!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764212291
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Edition description:
Movie Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
59,988
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Bestselling author Janette Oke is celebrated for her significant contribution to the Christian book industry. Her novels have sold more than thirty million copies, and she's the recipient of the ECPA President's Award, the CBA Life Impact Award, the Gold Medallion, and the Christy Award. Janette and her husband, Edward, live in Alberta, Canada.

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When Calls the Heart 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 459 reviews.
christinereed More than 1 year ago
I got this e-book because I enjoyed the book so much. This is the story of a young woman in Canada who leaves her home city to teach at a one room school house in a less settled part of the country. Right away, she faces challenges as a single woman and a teacher. She meets a handsome Mounty who is very helpful, but also against marriage for a man in his line of work. Subsequent books follow their adventures into even less civilized territories where life is hard but they make good friends. I really enjoyed getting to know the main characters and their tenacity for not only survival, but to make the best out of a situation, while caring for the people around them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of Ms. Oke's books carry a struggle, a message of faith, and a story of love, which every life has. The story of Elizabeth and Wynn captured my heart, just as Clark and Marty did when I read 'Love Comes Softly'. I enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest of the 'Canadian West' series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Janet Oke's books. She writes with a Christian theme, without pushing her religious views down the reader's throat and without being preachy. This is a light hearted romance. At times, it did not seem very realistic, but it was still a nice read. The book was listed 207 pages and about 200 of the pages were story. It was a fast read and held my interest. The heroine was a head strong, a bit morally uptight, upper class woman. She was a school teacher and wanted independance and adventure and was not interested in marriage and family. This was not a popular choice in the early 1900s for a woman. The book was set in the western Canada outback and the scenes described sounded breathtaking. This book would be suitable for females, ages 12 and up. I do not think younger girls would be interested and all males would think it was sappy. I liked this book and would recommend it. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It is a blend of history and fiction-- giving the reader a look at what it was like to be a teacher in a one room school house in Canada. Great love story also!
Reno0218 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully written book about a woman that goes against what her family thinks is best for her because she feels called by God to go West to teach. The love that develops between the main character and the RCMP man is a deep, genuine, God centered love. This is such a pleasure to read. I have every historical fiction book that Janette Oke has ever written but my favorites are the Canadian West Series and the Love Comes Softly Series. These books and this author is so refreshing in an age where true, Godly romance seems a thing of the past and our moral comapss has been drastically changed. I highly recommend Janette Oke, this book, and this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 14 years old and I really enjoyed this book because it is clean, and its hard to find good Christian books I highly reccommend reading Janette Oke books =) God bless
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A strong, independent woman, cute kids, rugged Canadian landscape, and a handsome mountie; What more can one ask for? I got all of the books in this series after reading this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is out of my favorite series i have read them all 5 times. i wish she would keep writing books for this series.
Cathyssis More than 1 year ago
Great book that focuses on trusting in The Lord to guide you in the decisions of your life...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth was a young, weathly,eastren school teacher. When her half-brother Jonathan, asks her to come out to the west to teach, Elizabeth is doubtful. There she receives an unexpected marriage propsal. And also Wynn, a Mountie who she finds herself falling for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love, love. Loved it. Just a good clean, enjoyable story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading this author. She makes it feel like you are right in the story with the characters. Can't wait to read rest in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I realy enjoyed reading this book there was nothing inapropriet and i enjoyed the religous aspect too. I love reading historical fiction and i am very picky about them being historicly acurret i fiund this one completly correct. Overall i am very impressed. I also liked the authers writing style which was written from the main charactors point of view.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such an enjoyable book. Interesting learning about days past in this charming story. I appreciate the clean, funny way happenings are told. Have read and reread the series and purchased the entire series of e-books and the complete series of the past season shown on the hallmark channel. Would highly recommend all to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series to follow. Couldn't put it down!!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Second time around and liked it just as much as first time.
Anonymous 10 months ago
The book is ok but the show is even better. You have to watch it! Plays sundays on hallmark channel at9:30pm
Anonymous 11 months ago
This is a very inspiring and loving book. Good tv series too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss your hand then post this on three other bools.
Dragonfly223 More than 1 year ago
My sister bought me this book for Christmas one year back in the 80s. I loved it so much, I had to have the rest of the Janette Oke books. Betty F. gave this book 1 star rating saying "When Calls the Heart" was published in 2005. Not true. This book was published in 1983. I love the one room schoolhouse aspect (being an elementary school teacher myself) the story line drew me in completely. I lost the book, bought another copy, read it again, and lost that copy. Hmm...I still have every other book I've purchased.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Elizabeth Thatcher books, but there are at least 3 different storylines. The original book: "When Calls the Heart" and its original sequels is completely different from the TV series, Season One, and the Hallmark Channel's Movie Edition is a different story. The book "Where Courage Calls" is yet another version. Only the name 'Elizabeth Thatcher' seems to be the only common denominator. Does she marry Wynn Delaney or Jack (Jarrick) Thornton? Her reasonsenjoy forenjoy going out west vary with each book version as does her experiences and other charactors' names. Too many versions are very confusing; and the author's daughter's sharing authorship with one version really muddied the waters. Please, Janette Oke, limit yourself to one version and don't re-write the same story with another author!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it ends in kind of a weird spot but thats just me and i only watched the movie but i think its the same as this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so loved this series that I read it again. Janette Oke's books are the greatest and once you start reading any of her books, you will never be disappointed no matter how many times you read them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago