It’s no secret that I’m a big, longtime fan of author Janette Oke. After planning on it for years, I’ve finally begun reading her Canadian West series, starting with When Calls the Heart.
That is…well, I did start the series years ago, reading the last two novels that were added to the series much later.
But I’ve gone back to the beginning! And ever since I heard that Hallmark was coming out with a television show, When Calls the Heart, which is based on the Return to the Canadian West novels, I’ve told myself that I will not watch the show until I’ve read all the Canadian West books. Even as a lifelong bibliophile, the cinephile in me is okay with the reality that filmmakers must make changes to a story to take it from the pages of a novel and portray it for a viewing audience. Even so, when it comes to one of my all-time favorite authors, I’d first like to know what she originally wrote at the beginning before I see any screen adaptations.
The show isn’t waiting around for me, though, so I’ve got some catching up to do in my reading. 😀 Season 3 of the television series is due to release in a collector’s edition on DVD this fall, and FishFlix.com is giving a free DVD set of the Season 1 episodes to everyone who preorders the new Season 3 collection before its release on October 11th.
They’re also holding a drawing for a $100 gift card on September 1st. Everyone who reviews Season 3 on FishFlix and sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to verify their reviewer nickname will be entered into the drawing.
Here’s a trailer for the premiere of the television series.