Tuesday, March 11, 2014

grandma's movie review - When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found . . . I'm Giving One Away!

I remember when I was first married; nearly 33 years ago, I loved reading Janette Oke's books. I loved the way she crafted a story and created characters I could care about! So, when I was given the opportunity to review the DVD, When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found, I was happy to do so.

When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found
By - Janette Oke
Produced by - the Hallmark Channel/Word
Not Rated

Favorite Features -
  • Actors do a good job of presenting believable characters
  • Solid messages about family, trusting God, making right choices and coming together to help others
Word/Hallmark says, "When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal-mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. They newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Set against the wild canvas of a 19th century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own."

While the story is fairly "predictable", I enjoyed watching this movie! I really love how this movie will give families the opportunity to talk about what they might do in a truly difficult situation and how they could help others in need.

I'm happy to say, not only did Word/Hallmark send me a copy of When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found to review, but they are making another available for me to give away (USA only)! If you are over the age of 18 and would like to be in the drawing for When Calls the Heart - Lost & Foundwhich will be on March 25, 2014, you may enter by commenting below to let me know the farthest West you have traveled, since this story is set in the West of Canada; I have been to California and Oregon; used to live in Redding, California, and have been all the way to the coast to see the amazing Redwoods!

Additional entries in this give-away are available if you follow on Google+, Google Friend Connect, follow by liking on facebook with the tab at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email. For each of these which you have done you will receive one entry. In addition, if you "share" this post, you'll receive an additional entry (please let me know if you share!) This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win When Calls the Heart - Lost & Found and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. Love her books...the farthest west I have traveled is California. I follow on fb and email.

  2. Alaska is the farthest west I have been. I have also been to the states of Washing ton and California. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Liked,shared follow email, Google+ & FB. Love this!

  4. The farthest west I have traveled is California. Thanks so much for the chance to win!