Welcome to the Hearties!

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A Message from the Facebook Page Admins and The Webmaster

Welcome to the website for the Hearties, devoted fans of the Hallmark Channel original series When Calls The Heart inspired by the Canadian West book series from Janette Oke and directed by Michael Landon, Jr. and Brian Bird. An uplifting period drama set against the backdrop of a coal mining town in 1910, When Calls The Heart stars Erin Krakow (Elizabeth Thatcher), Daniel Lissing (Constable Jack Thornton), Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton), and a stellar supporting cast. Blending the elements of romance, adventure, and family values strangely absent from modern television programs, When Calls The Heart weaves a powerful story of hardship, faith, and love. Learn more about the series.

The term Hearties was coined by Janet Roark.  This website grew out of our passionate, active, and rapidly expanding Facebook fan base. We model our forum after the citizens of Coal Valley! That said, we know social media isn’t for everyone and we want to offer Hearties worldwide a place to connect and share their love of the show. We invite you to subscribe to our e-newsletter, check out photos and videos, read stories and posts from our Facebook page, participate in contests, add your pin to the Hearties map, answer polls, peruse treasured WCTH quotes and gems, leave comments, and more!

We hope you cherish When Calls The Heart as much as we do!
Marisa Corser, Susan Cooper, Camille Eide, Allyson Lapp, and Debi Watson-Bailey
Facebook Page Administrators, and Sheri Lynn DiGiovanna Webmaster, Fans of Hallmark’s When Calls The Heart

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“I think the main theme of ‘When Calls the Heart’ is about community, love, and people working together. I think it’s also another example of people suffering a tragedy and coming together to form a different type of family, and friendships, and a lasting lifetime bond!”  –Lori Loughlin (Abigail Stanton)

That, my #Hearties friends, is the heart of both Coal Valley and our Hearties Facebook Group! Click here to JOIN!

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Visit these links for more When Calls The Heart information:

Full cast and crew

Hallmark Channel website

Hallmark Channels When Calls The Heart Facebook Page

Wikipedia on author Janette Oke

Wikipedia on When Calls the Heart TV Series


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*All rights go to Crown Media, Hallmark Channel and the makers of When Calls The Heart.*


  1. Rosemarie Blume says:

    I am so in awe about how WCTH has handled many issues of today. My parents immigrated from Germany and my twin and I had to learn English before being admitted to Kindergardten. BEST EVER MOVE. Despite being ESOLwe made it thru Grad School on Government scholarships and retired as tenued College Professor- viewed Bo as “me” thank you Elizabeth. . My kids have earned PhDs and working on engines for drones and a cure for diabetes. My husband with similar backbround, now deceased, worked on developing the space program. I am a retired Master Gardener and participate in bringing flowers to vets in local VA hospital – population ages 18 – 93l !!!!! I am appalled by the numbers of folks who earn mega bucks in today’s economy but view veteran’s problems as “out there” soldiers. WCTH brings out the overwhelcoming problems of folks who worked to overcome and succeed while serving their community i.e. first responders. WCTH is not just a “run of the mill” soap opera, but works thru the issues many fanilies deal with today.

  2. Lissie says:

    I LOVE this show!!!!!!!! I can’t wait for season 2! ^.^

  3. Gina says:

    I heard in an article recently that Daniel Lissing said that we “might” get to see and go back East to see more of Elizabeth’s family in Season 2 ! :) Glad to hear! :)

  4. Bonnie says:

    My husband and I are vacationing in the Vancouver area as an early celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary. Does anyone know if it is possible to see any part of “Coal Valley”? WCTH is such a blessing – one of the best shows ever! I have watched Season 1 episodes on my iPad numerous times.

    • Gina says:

      Brian Bird said they should start filming in October. If you have a Facebook, ask him on his page “Brian Bird” or Twitter, @brbird. :)

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