Monday, October 17, 2016

When Calls the Heart- Hearts in Question DVD Review

 When Calls the Heart: Hearts in Question is another gripping episode of the ups and downs in Hope Valley.  Jack's mother, Charlotte, comes to visit and ends up staying with Elizabeth who is uncomfortable with her habits, her adventure and the fact that her son has still not completely made a permanent decision with Elizabeth.  But then there is a collapse of the Silverton Mine with many of the settlers needing to vacate their homes and take refuge in Hope Valley.  Rosemary and Lee are planning their wedding, but the needs of the town surpass the coming party and Rosemary gives many of her precious bridal dresses and dinners to help the cause.  Mayor Gowen and Nora try to "escape" Hope Valley, but get caught in the storm and Jack tries to save a young girl from the flood waters, but he gets swept away and Elizabeth desperately searches for him.  Will Hope Valley be able to help the misplaced settlers and will Jack survive his accident in the raging river?

This was a very intense movie, but it also showed again how the town of Hope Valley works together to help others and make sacrifices for the sake of others.  I especially like Abigail's tenacity and courage to help others in their storms.  She shows a strong spirit and a loving heart.  I am anxious to see how Jack and Elizabeth's relationship will progress as he shows her a piece of land that he has just purchased. 
*I received a copy of this DVD for review from Edify Media.  All opinions are my own.*

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Moonlight Over Manhattan by Carrie Turansky (a novella) Book Review

 Sarah is a lovely single professional organizer living in an apartment complex in New York.  Her older neighbor, Lillian, who is a widow has a bad fall and needs to go to the hospital.  Sarah is asked to care for the dog until her grandson comes.  When Justin arrives, Sarah is unprepared for his casual, yet charming personality.  Sarah and Justin decide to help clean up Lillian's apartment as a surprise for her homecoming from the hospital.  They don't always see eye to eye and Sarah is not quite sure the status of Justin's employment, but she becomes interested in his friendship.  After spending Thanksgiving with Lillian and Justin's family, Sarah feels comfortable and peaceful.  But she is still confused and when she learns that Lillian is supporting a young man whom she assumes is Justin, her heart tells her to back away.  Justin can't understand why Sarah has become aloof so he offers to take her out for a fun night in Manhattan.  Sarah's feelings are confused and she continues to keep her thoughts to herself.  After Justin reveals his flourishing career and professes his love for Sarah, will she be open to having a romantic and fulfilling relationship with him?  Find out in Moonlight Over Manhattan by Carrie Turansky.

This sweet story is the perfect novella to read for the upcoming holiday season where love and hope are in the air.  Be swept away with Sarah and Justin's unpredictable friendship and eventual love story in this new story by one of my favorite authors, Carrie Turansky. 

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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the author for review.*

Saturday, October 1, 2016

When Calls the Heart: Forever in My Heart DVD Review

Once again, Hope Valley is in transition.  Jack has decided to help a young mom living with the settlers to get back together with her husband.  He also is looking at land on which to possibly build a home.  Abigail's world gets turned upside down when Cody's sister Becky returns and a blood relative comes to town and seeks to take the children home with her.  Rosemary is ecstatic when a producer decides to cast her in his film.  But is she ready to move and leave Lee whom she loves?  And Elizabeth finds a way to help Becky achieve success in a very important school project and to personally rise above her physical disabilities. 

This episode had a lot of wonderful moments of accomplishment as well as some heart warming moments between Abigail and the children.  It is always enjoyable to watch how the town of Hope Valley looks after each other and cheers each other on.  Come enjoy another episode of the people of Hope Valley and the ups and downs of their lives.

*I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD for review from Edify Media.  All opinions are my own.*