When Calls the Heart | Books + reading post
I began this book on Christmas Eve and it was the first one that I read on my Kindle. I had been hesitant about getting a Kindle for a long, long time because I just love turning the pages of a real book. But, I've been pleasantly surprised by how much I like my Kindle! It is very convenient and has helped me in saving money on books. It was definitely a purchase that was worth it.
I wrote a little review and my thoughts on "When Calls the Heart" by Janette Oke and would like to share it with you.
"When Calls the Heart" is a story of a teacher, Elizabeth Thatcher, who travels to the western frontier to take up a teaching position there. She is met with many different cultures than the ones she's used to and faced some difficulty adjusting to the lifestyle.
I loved how the book was filled with Elizabeth's thoughts on her current situations - almost like she was having a conversation with the reader. I did feel that the pace of the story was a bit fast, especially toward the end where she and Wynn finally declare their love for each other, however I do feel that they never really spent a lot of time with each other.
The book was very descriptive and offered a lot of imagery into the scenes that were being portrayed. I felt that the book could have been extended so the characters could have a bit more depth to them, especially more description of how Elizabeth's life changed moving from the east to the frontier.
Overall, the book was very lovely and a quick, meaningful read. I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing more character development throughout the rest of the series.