When Calls the Heart—Weather the Storm

When Calls the Heart—Weather the Storm


From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press)! Abigail and the town try and find the perfect investor for the failing town bank. Meanwhile, Elizabeth works on school projects with the children, and Bill and AJ meet again and work through problem and their feelings for each other.

Dove Review

When Calls the Heart—Weather the Storm continues in season 5 with this wonderful two-part TV movie, Weather the Storm. This wildly popular TV series continues the drama of Hope Valley and the romance between Jack (Daniel Lissing) and Elizabeth (Erin Krakow).

Upon returning from her honeymoon with Jack, Elizabeth learns that the town is running out of money. The challenge of finding an investor to ensure the bank remains open is a task that both Elizabeth and Abigail take on. The town gets behind them, but a lot of the residents are worried about the future of Hope Valley. Elizabeth continues with her teaching duties, finding ways to instruct her students in both traditional and practical ways. She has her students follow town business people around to learn about what they do, which leads to a few comical incidents. Also, Pastor Frank makes a decision about his future that affects Abigail.

The Dove Take

This is a wonderful series filled with old-fashioned values and faith, based on the books by Janette Oke. The residents of Hope Valley look out for one another and stand up to corrupt people that want to take rather than give. There are minor incidents in the movie, such as a man being bitten by a snake and using a knife to get the venom out. We are delighted to award the film our Dove-Approved All Ages Seal. This wholesome show is popular for a reason—it’s good storytelling with interesting characters.

Content Description

Faith: Hope Valley is a town of church-going Christians.
Violence: A little blood on a man; a man is bitten by a rattlesnake and some blood is seen; man uses knife to get venom out of wound.
Sex: Kissing by a couple
Language: None
Violence: A little blood on a man; a man is bitten by a rattlesnake and some blood is seen; man uses knife to get venom out of wound.
Drugs: A man orders a beer in the saloon.
Nudity: None
Other: Tension between a few characters; a child faints; card playing in saloon; a woman deals with a brain tumor.


Company: Edify Films
Director: Neill Fearnley
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 88 min.
Starring: Erin Krakow, Daniel Lissing, Jack Wagner, Lori Loughlin.
Reviewer: Ed C.