I've watched all the movies in this series & without exception this series is one of the best I've viewed. Each one adds unto the next movie & this one is also superb. Good family intertainment - Hallmark at its best!!
When Calls the Heart: A Telling Silence is a feature length film made from episodes of the television series, When Calls the Heart. The series is the story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a teacher who was raised in a wealthy family but whose first assignment is a small coal mining town that recently suffered a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of many of the miners. Another newcomer, Canadian Mountie, Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing), and Elizabeth have sparks flying with a few clashes but also a budding romance and friendship developing.
In this episode, young Rosaleen (Mamie Laverock) has not spoken since the mining accident which took the life of her father. Elizabeth reaches out to help her young student, and is highly suspicious of a man who seems to strike fear into the child each time she sees him. She brings her concerns to Jack and it looks like her fears may have been realized when Rosaleen suddenly disappears.
Jack is also busy investigating the suspicious fire that destroyed the town church. The pastor (Adrian Hough) is getting a lot of pressure from the head of the mining company about the drop in attendance, especially since the townspeople are flocking to hear Cat Montgomery (Chelah Horsdal) speak each Sunday. Cat lost her husband during the mining accident, and was one of the few who did not attend the memorial service. Evidence is building against her and even her son, Gabe (Mitchell Kummen) has doubts of his mom's innocence.
My Review: I love this series! The characters are people you get to know and love ( or loathe) as their stories unfold. There is enough drama, comedy, mystery, and romance to keep my attention, and leaving me wanting to see more of the story. This particular episode revealed new layers to one of my favorites, Cat Montgomery. (The actor who plays her son always stand out to me; I expect to see a lot more of Mitchell Kummen in the future.) There was much to be learned from the this storyline, but it was achieved through the art of telling a story and telling it well. Ken LaZebnik wrote this episode and it was directed by Michael Landon Jr.
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We enjoyed a rare mid-week movie night tonight. It was the third dvd in the When Calls the Heart movie series, A Telling Silence. The only thing missing was the popcorn. Should have thought ahead on that one. ~smile~
Elizabeth Thatcher is a young teacher working to make a difference in the company coal mining town of Coal Valley on the western Canadian frontier. Jack Thornton is a Canadian Mountie assigned to the town to keep the law. Sparks fly when a young girl disappears and the town must find her. Elizabeth's friend is accused of burning down the town church, and Jack must investigate. This puts everyone in an uproar. The local pastor is accusing, the local drunk is frightening, the local coal boss is intimidating, and Jack and Elizabeth must make sense of it all. He comes across as the knight in red wool in this family friendly movie. Throw in a little puppy love and a whole lot of family love, and it makes for an entertaining and safe for all ages movie. Of course, this is a Janette Oke inspired movie, so there are a few other sparks, too.
This one's worth watching.
I received this movie in exchange for an honest review from Edify Media.