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Back in March, I had opportunity to review the 2nd DVD in the When Calls the Heart series of movies. That was actually the first of a series of 10 movies to spin off of the original. Recently, we were sent the 2nd movie to review – When Calls the Heart – A Telling Silence.
About A Telling Silence
When Calls the Heart “A Telling Silence” is produced and directed by Michael Landon Jr. and inspired by the best-selling books by Janette Oke. A feature length film made from episodes of the When Calls the Heart television series, When Calls the Heart “A Telling Silence” tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young high society teacher fighting to make a difference in a prairie town in a part of the Western Frontier known as Coal Valley. Almost immediately, she can tell that something is wrong. The church was burned to the ground a month after a local mining accident and the only man left to investigate the crime is the Canadian Mountie, Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing). Meanwhile, the head of the mine is scheming to control the town, including the pastor who seems to be losing his faith along with his church. The stakes are raised when a young girl goes missing and the town must come together to find her.
Synopsis– Feeling sorry for 8-year-old mute Rosaleen Sullivan, teacher Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), reaches out to the little girl as they share lunch. But when Elizabeth is called away and then returns, Rosaleen is missing! Meanwhile, constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) discovers evidence that Cat Montgomery may have been involved in a suspicious church fire. Could the two cases be related?
Heidi Says . . .
I was very pleased to see the same (main) actors that were in the previous film. I’m assuming (and hoping) that since these feature-length movies are made from the television series, that the actors will remain the same throughout. (That was my one issue between the original When Calls the Heart movie and When Calls the Heart – Lost & Found.)
I really enjoyed the storyline in this movie. The subtitle – A Telling Silence – came into play in more that one scenario. At first, I thought it was only relating to the little girl – Rosaleen – who hadn’t spoken since the mining accident. But, later in the story, we meet a mom who has a secret to keep. So, the title was very appropriate.
So far, I’m really enjoying this series. I love Elizabeth’s character and am anxious to see where the writers go with her. There was a hint of a love interest between her and Jack in this film; so I’m wondering if that will continue.
If you’re a Lori Loughlin fan, despite the fact that her name appears on the cover of this movie, she didn’t make an appearance in this one. Looks like she’ll be in #3 – When Calls the Heart – The Dance (available June 17th). Hopefully I will have opportunity to review that film for you as well!
As always, if you’re looking for family-friendly entertainment, these movies are sure to please.
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