Friday, June 12, 2015

"When Calls the Heart" by Janette Oke

This is the 2005 edition
About this book:

  “Nothing in her cultured East Coast upbringing prepared Elizabeth for a teaching position on the Canadian frontier. Yet, despite the constant hardships, she loves the children in her care. Determined to do the best job she can and fighting to survive the harsh land, Elizabeth is surprised to find her heart softening towards a certain member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.”

Series: Book #1 of the “Canadian West” series. (Read Reviews of #2 Here, #3 Here, #4 Here, #5 Here, and #6 Here. ) {There is a movie based on this book of the same name, plus a TV series on Hallmark based on the continuation of the series, “Return to the Canadian West.” (Read Reviews of Book #1 in that series Here, and #2 Here.)

Spiritual Content- Talks about God, blessings & sin; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Prayers; Bible reading; Scriptures are quoted & mentioned; Church going; Mentions of Christmas.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a form of ‘sissy’ and four ‘dumb’s; Dead mice (semi-detailed); A mention of Indian scalping; Mentions of cigars & drinking.

Sexual Content- a head kiss, two barely-above-not-detailed kisses and a semi-detailed kiss; Elizabeth kisses Santa on the cheek; Noticing; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A man’s eyes carelessly look over Elizabeth’s face & form; Mentions of flirting and flirts; Julie loves the attention of boys; Julie says that men in the West are so eager for a wife that they’ll often steal one; Love, falling in love, & the emotions. 

-Elizabeth Thatcher
                                        1st person P.O.V. of Elizabeth
                                              Set in 1910-1911
                                                        221 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
(and a half)
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens- 
My personal Rating-
(and a half)
I watched the movie based on this book a few months ago (before I read the book—I know! Gasp! ;) ) and I’ll say that the book is so much better than the movie! So, so great and I really enjoyed comparing the two and how clean it was.

See y’all on Monday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

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