“When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart” features the first two episodes of season two of this warm and family-driven drama, based on the book by Janette Oke. In the opening sequence of episode one Jack teaches Elizabeth to ride and they share a few close moments as well as a laugh. Jack tells Elizabeth that with their recent kiss he now has kissed five women, and she says in amazement, “Five?”. “Actually, just two” he replies with a twinkle in his eye. “You and my mother.” At that moment a telegram arrives, telling Elizabeth she is needed at home because her mother has taken ill. Jack volunteers to accompany Elizabeth home, and learns that she comes from an affluent high-society family. Can he fit in? Her father doesn’t seem to think so.
As the “Trials of the Heart” continues, a trial that will determine the fate of the families of the deceased miners takes place. Abigail is in for a surprise regarding her family and Julie meets Jack’s brother Tom, and takes a liking to him. Along with these new developments, Coal Valley gets a new name. The stories are both plot and character driven and reveals very human characters but most which cling to faith and family values, along with a few snakes to keep an eye on! We are pleased to award this DVD, “Trials of the Heart” our Dove Seal for Ages 12 and over.