Happy Sunday, lovely humans! Today's the last day of the party, so giveaway winners will be announced at the end of the post. But first, we're going to talk about When Calls the Heart's spinoff series—When Hope Calls. And be sure to check out Rebekah's post!
|| When Hope CallsIn the WCTH Christmas special from 2019, viewers meet two sisters, Grace and Lillian, and their band of orphans. The sisters are planning to start a orphanage in nearby Brookfield. Other details come to light in the WCTH episode—the sisters themselves were orphaned and, as a result, separated at a young age, an occurrence which gives them a deep compassion for other orphans and siblings.
I adored this show, y'all. It reminded me greatly of the Love Comes Softly movie series. It's a bit of a feel-good show—not in the way that everything is perfect, but that it all works out for the best and most of the characters are sweet and kind individuals. The show does have it's own villains and riffraff, but overall, justice prevails.
The show has many connections to WCTH, while still being its own separate show. Lee and Rosemary, as well as Mountie Nathan Grant, make appearances.
Grace and Lillian, aided by their housekeeper Eleanor, provide a home for six orphaned children, ranging in age. Each of the kids come from different backgrounds and get their own stories and screen time within the show. WHC also hosts a myriad of townspeople, completing a full and fun cast of characters, with plenty of stories to tell.
Also within the series, blossoming love stories are abundant. But isn't that kinda typical of Hallmark? ;)
Grace, the younger of the sisters, is unofficially seeing Chuck Stewart, the town's veterinarian. Due to events that happened many years prior, Chuck's family and Lillian's adoptive family weren't exactly best of friends. This fact, catalyzed by Chuck's mother, Tess, causes issues for the two.
Overall, it's a really sweet series. Maybe not a top favorite, but definitely one I'll watch again. And I so hope it gets a second season! <3
|| Giveaway Winners + BookmarksThe winners of the DVD giveaway are: Brooklyne and SawyerMarie. Congratulations, dears! We'll be in touch. :D
We're also have some scrapbook style WCTH bookmarks available to anyone who'd like to receive a few. Shoot me an email with your mailing address (contact form at the bottom of this page or here), and I'll get them in the mail to you!