Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Special Christmas Give-Away - When Calls the Heart DVD

The other day I mentioned I thought I had announced all my special Christmas give-aways, and then Hallmark sent me a couple things to review . . . and give away! I thought those were my final two give-aways, but now I have three more! (I didn't think you would mind!)

So, today I'm very happy to review and give away the DVD, When Calls the Heart! When I was first married Janette Oke's books were almost "required reading"! I read them all! I loved the way she could craft characters and weave stories which seemed so real; and which had solid truth throughout! I loved the Canadian West Series, so when I was given the opportunity to review the DVD for When Calls the Heart, I was very happy to do so!

When Calls the Heart
By - Janette Oke
Director - Michael Landon Jr
By - Hallmark/Word
Rating - NR - it does have the DOVE rating

Favorite Features -
  • Excellent direction, acting, design 
  • Does a great job telling the story in movie form
  • Solid messages about not being afraid to discover what God's plan for you looks like and not assuming things about others
Just as I loved the book, I loved this movie! The acting is well done and I love how it shows trying to determine what God's plan for your life is, is not always a simple process as most times it is not! Just as Elizabeth Thatcher learns to follow God's plan, even when she was not sure if she was up to it, we also can follow God's plans for us; even if we are not sure if we are up to it! This is a message we want our grandchildren to learn and embrace as they grow up.

I enjoyed When Calls the Heart and look forward to seeing the rest of the series made into movies as well!

I'm very happy for the opportunity to give away one When Calls the Heart DVD (USA only)!  If you are 18 and older and would like to be in this drawing which will be on December 4, 2013, all you have to do is at least one of the following: 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 and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away!