Welcome to the Hearties!

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


“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!


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. Krista says:

    Absolutely LOVE the WCtH series!!! Love the morals portrayed, we need more of that today. Can’t wait for 2nd season to come out! Michael Landon Jr. & Brian Bird have done a great job. :) Our whole family has fallen in love with the characters. So glad the same actors could come back for second season. The cast has done wonderful in making you believe in their character they’re portraying. So glad to find this fan site! GREAT JOB to everyone!

  2. Debbie R says:

    Like so many others, our family LOVES “When Calls the Heart.”
    We recently watched the final Season 1 video “Rules of Engagement” and noticed that Rosemary’s shocking last scene was deleted (when Rosemary announced to Elizabeth that she was staying in Coal Valley). Not that we want Rosemary to stay in Coal Valley, but we’re curious….Any idea why this last scene was not included in the video?

    • admin says:

      Here’s the answer I received from Brian Bird: Because the video distributors and foreign buyers required the us to create 2-hour movies of the episodes, they wanted a certain amount of story resolution at the end of each movie. That meant we had to pull or soften cliff-hangers at the end of the stories so as not to leave the audience hanging. It definitely created challenges for us. We’re hoping that if the show can become even more of a hit, the overseas buyers will begin to buy the show as a series of 1-hour episodes instead of how we had to deliver to them in Season 1. Hope this explanation makes sense.

  3. Pat says:

    Quick question, I subscribe to the newsletter but I need to change my email address – how do I do that?

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