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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.*


  • Lori Mackowski

    Does anyone know when Season 5
    will be available for purchase? Thank you!

    • Lori Pearson

      I’m assuming you’re asking about DVDs…
      The Christmas 2017 movie (called The Christmas Wishing Tree on Hallmark Channel), is now available on DVD. The DVD, which is called The Heart of Homecoming, is now available from edifyfilms.com, fishflix.com, other online retailers, and in stores. The other episodes from season 5 will be released as 2 episode movies and are now available for pre-order from those same places. There hasn’t been a release date given yet for the season 5 DVD box set but the last few years it has been released in the fall (around October). Check the places listed above for more info about that as we only have 2 episodes left in season 5 in the US and Canada.

  • Beverly

    I got hooked on WCTH when I discovered Mark Humphrey on the show. I have been a fan of his for several years. Frank and Abigail quickly became my favorite characters. I was stunned to learn Frank’s character was being written out of the show. I really hope they bring him back for the sixth season. The relationship between him and Abigail should develop.

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  • susan

    Hi…I am Susan from Alabama in US, but a big Auburn fan. I love Hallmark Channel and watch the movies all the time, especially during Christmas. I am a big fan of Jannette Oke’s book, especially “Love Came Softly.” I had been meaning to watch “When the Heart Calls” series for awhile, but had other tv series to watch instead. Finally decided to watch this series late January..binged watch for several days…feel in love with the show and have started watching season 5. So captivating and great episodes…..I especially love the children, they are so enchanting.

  • Fiona Griffith

    I just need a bit of help with watching the Season 5 Christmas Day episode? I am in the UK and not sure how to watch it. Would you be able to help with this?

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