Book Review: When Calls the Heart Devotional and FREE GIVEAWAY

This is an exciting review to share, because at the end of this post I will tell you how you can win a free copy.

Janette Oke

Growing up, I read all of Janette Oke’s books, including her When Calls the Heart series.

I was so excited when her books began to be developed into movies and TV Series, but also sadly disappointed at how far some of the movies strayed from the actual books.

So, I was excited when When Calls the Heart became a TV series.  The series is not based on the first set of When Calls the Heart books {known as the Canadian West Series}, but on the original Elizabeth’s niece, also known as Elizabeth.  Janette Oke and her daughter, Laurel Oke Logan, wrote a new book series, which is known as the Return to the Canadian West Series, which the TV series is based on.

The TV Series has become a hit for the Hallmark Channel, as it finishes it’s fifth season and has already been greenlit for a sixth series.  The fans of the show have come to be known as the Hearties.

Michelle Cox was a Heartie and shares the story that a simple conversation at a writer’s conference with Brian Bird, producer of the TV show, led to the birth of the .

The devotionals are heart warming leaving the reader with a strong message.   The devotional begins with a scripture and short quote from one of the characters of the series.  Then there is a page and a half synopsis of a situation that happened in Coal Valley {now Hope Valley} and the lesson learned during that trial.  The devotional ends with a short prayer and thought-provoking questions.

I was left with not only a strong take away, but reminders of situations that happened in Hope Valley.  I found myself saying, “oh yeah, I forgot that happened”.

There are forty devotionals, none of which take more than five minutes to read, but that leave you with the same warm, fuzzy feeling you are left with when watching the TV series.  There is also an accompanying journal to write your thoughts, When Calls the Heart Journal. 

The authors have also announced that a Christmas devotional based on the series will be released this fall, When God Calls the Heart at Christmas: Heartfelt Devotions from Hope Valley.

 

 

 

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WHEN CALLS THE HEART GIVE AWAY

So, in celebration of reaching over 100K hits on my website this past week, I am going to celebrate by giving away a copy of this wonderful devotional.  I know that whoever wins this book, will be blessed by the memories and lessons shared by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox.

So, how can you win?

Easy.  Follow the following three steps.

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